The 50 Most Popular Girl Names of the Last 100 Years

The following is a list of the 100 most popular American girl names of the last century using data from the Social Security Administration.

Popularity is determined by the total number of occurrences for baby names from 1916-2015 in the U.S.

Keep scrolling down to watch a very interesting video tracking female names using bubbles. It's pretty cool---you can watch when your name was trending!

Here are the most popular names listed in order:

  1. Mary
  2. Patricia
  3. Jennifer
  4. Elizabeth
  5. Linda
  6. Barbara
  7. Susan
  8. Jessica
  9. Margaret
  10. Sarah
  11. Karen
  12. Nancy
  13. Betty
  14. Dorothy
  15. Lisa
  16. Sandra
  17. Ashley
  18. Kimberly
  19. Donna
  20. Carol
  21. Michelle
  22. Emily
  23. Helen
  24. Amanda
  25. Melissa
  26. Deborah
  27. Stephanie
  28. Laura
  29. Rebecca
  30. Sharon
  31. Cynthia
  32. Kathleen
  33. Shirley
  34. Amy
  35. Anna
  36. Angela
  37. Ruth
  38. Brenda
  39. Pamela
  40. Virginia
  41. Katherine
  42. Nicole
  43. Catherine
  44. Christine
  45. Samantha
  46. Debra
  47. Janet
  48. Carolyn
  49. Rachel
  50. Heather

Source: From theHow popular is your name now?series

 
 
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