SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (STACKER) — Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for girls in the 90s in South Dakota using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by number of babies born in South Dakota from 1990 to 1999.

Note: The Social Security Administration collects data on baby names with a binary understanding of sex and gender. Stacker understands that names aren’t inherently gendered and will continue to look for opportunities in our coverage to demonstrate that.

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#50. Katelyn

Katelyn is a name of Greek origin meaning “pure”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 196
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 53 (#183 most common name, -73.0% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #61
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 52,797

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#49. Abigail

Abigail is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “Joy Of The Father”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 197
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 278 (#15 most common name, +41.1% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #41
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 72,757

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#48. Bailey

Bailey is a name of English origin meaning “law enforcer”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 199
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 115 (#78 most common name, -42.2% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #91
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 31,523

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#47. Heather

Heather is a name of Scottish origin meaning “a variety of small shrubs with pink or white flowers”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 201
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 115 (#78 most common name, data not available compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #44
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 71,604

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#46. Alexandra

Alexandra is a name of Greek origin meaning “defender of man”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 204
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 46 (#199 (tie) most common name, -77.5% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #28
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 94,793

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#45. Melissa

Melissa is a name of Greek origin meaning “honey bee”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 205
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 5 (#520 most common name, -97.6% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #30
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 89,967

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#44. Jenna

Jenna is a name of English origin meaning “white shadow, white wave”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 210
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 38 (#221 (tie) most common name, -81.9% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #73
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 45,834

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#43. Anna

Anna is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “grace”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 226
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 177 (#37 most common name, -21.7% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #34
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 78,558

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#42. Jordan

Jordan is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “to flow down”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 226
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 19 (#304 most common name, -91.6% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #52
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 61,753

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#41. Cassandra

Cassandra is a name of Greek origin meaning “one who shines and excels over man”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 227
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 19 (#304 most common name, data not available compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #66
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 50,339

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#40. Sara

Sara is a derivation of the name Sarah, of Hebrew origin meaning “princess”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 228
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 17 (#319 (tie) most common name, -92.5% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #42
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 72,156

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#39. Miranda

Miranda is a name of Latin origin meaning “to be wondered at”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 228
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 5 (#520 most common name, -97.8% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #79
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 42,199

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#38. Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn is a name of Greek origin meaning “pure”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 231
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 50 (#193 most common name, -78.4% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #47
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 67,546

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#37. Erin

Erin is a name of Irish origin meaning “peace”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 233
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 50 (#193 most common name, data not available compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #49
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 65,330

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#36. Mariah

Mariah is a name of Latin origin meaning “the Lord is my teacher”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 234
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 59 (#164 (tie) most common name, -74.8% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #75
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 44,585

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#35. Lauren

Lauren is a name of Latin origin meaning “the bay or laurel plant”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 234
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 130 (#65 most common name, -44.4% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #13
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 153,578

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#34. Chelsea

Chelsea is a name of English origin meaning “port for chalk”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 235
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 130 (#65 most common name, data not available compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #33
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 84,777

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#33. Sydney

Sydney is a name of English origin meaning “wide meadow”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 249
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 110 (#80 (tie) most common name, -55.8% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #58
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 55,732

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#32. Paige

Paige is a name of Latin origin meaning “young helper”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 265
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 86 (#110 most common name, -67.5% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #65
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 50,548

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#31. Madison

Madison is a name of English origin meaning “son of Matthew”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 266
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 192 (#34 most common name, -27.8% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #29
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 91,852

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#30. Katie

Katie is a name of Greek origin meaning “pure”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 273
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 24 (#272 most common name, -91.2% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #67
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 49,410

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#29. Haley

Haley is a name of English origin meaning “hay meadow”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 288
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 39 (#218 (tie) most common name, -86.5% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #45
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 71,181

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#28. Allison

Allison is a variation of the French name Alice, meaning “noble.”

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 288
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 120 (#73 most common name, -58.3% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #40
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 74,425

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#27. Stephanie

Stephanie is a name of Greek origin meaning “crown”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 292
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 7 (#441 (tie) most common name, -97.6% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #14
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 149,822

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#26. Amber

Amber is a name of Persian origin meaning “ambergris”, a fragrant material extracted from a type of whale.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 299
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 7 (#441 (tie) most common name, data not available compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #20
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 115,598

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#25. Brianna

Brianna is a name of Irish origin meaning “noble”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 301
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 66 (#147 most common name, -78.1% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #26
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 99,101

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#24. Danielle

Danielle is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “God is my judge”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 316
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 17 (#319 (tie) most common name, -94.6% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #24
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 109,581

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#23. Jennifer

Jennifer is a name of English origin meaning “white shadow, white wave”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 322
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 12 (#373 (tie) most common name, -96.3% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #16
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 148,025

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#22. Brooke

Brooke is a name of English origin meaning “small stream”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 330
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 64 (#155 most common name, -80.6% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #53
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 60,624

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#21. Rebecca

Rebecca is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “servant of God”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 362
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 55 (#176 most common name, -84.8% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #23
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 109,703

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#20. Alexis

Alexis is a name of Greek origin meaning “helper”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 362
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 171 (#39 (tie) most common name, -52.8% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #18
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 131,188

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#19. Nicole

Nicole is a name of Greek origin meaning “victory of the people”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 372
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 34 (#235 (tie) most common name, -90.9% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #17
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 136,102

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#18. Courtney

Courtney is a name of French origin meaning “short nose”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 381
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 12 (#373 (tie) most common name, -96.9% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #22
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 113,278

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#17. Alyssa

Alyssa is a name of Greek origin meaning “rational”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 382
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 82 (#117 most common name, -78.5% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #21
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 115,249

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#16. Shelby

Shelby is a name of Norse origin meaning “willow”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 426
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 32 (#243 most common name, -92.5% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #43
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 71,987

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#15. Morgan

Morgan is a name of Welsh origin meaning “sea chief”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 439
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 117 (#76 most common name, -73.3% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #29
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 91,188

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#14. Kelsey

Kelsey is a name of English origin meaning “ship’s victory”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 456
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 19 (#304 most common name, -95.8% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #32
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 85,116

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#13. Hannah

Hannah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “grace”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 474
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 239 (#22 most common name, -49.6% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #11
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 158,797

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#12. Brittany

Brittany is a name of French origin meaning “from Briton”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 479
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 239 (#22 most common name, data not available compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #7
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 190,815

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#11. Rachel

Rachel is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “ewe”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 487
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 58 (#166 (tie) most common name, -88.1% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #15
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 149,144

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#10. Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “god is my oath”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 494
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 289 (#12 most common name, -41.5% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #8
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 172,669

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#9. Kayla

Kayla is a name of Irish origin meaning “slim and fair”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 533
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 18 (#310 most common name, -96.6% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #12
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 155,888

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#8. Sarah

Sarah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “princess”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 569
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 80 (#121 most common name, -85.9% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #4
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 224,371

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#7. Amanda

Amanda is a name of Latin origin meaning “worthy of love”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 583
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 10 (#416 most common name, -98.3% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #6
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 191,101

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#6. Taylor

Taylor is a name of English origin meaning “one who tailors clothes”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 611
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 150 (#48 (tie) most common name, -75.5% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #9
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 169,021

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#5. Megan

Megan is a name of Welsh origin meaning “pearl”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 670
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 29 (#252 most common name, -95.7% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #10
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 160,360

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#4. Jessica

Jessica is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “God beholds”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 691
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 13 (#355 (tie) most common name, -98.1% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #1
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 303,111

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#3. Emily

Emily is a name of Latin origin meaning “to strive”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 697
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 248 (#20 most common name, -64.4% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #3
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 237,240

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#2. Samantha

Samantha is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “told by God”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 770
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 97 (#93 (tie) most common name, -87.4% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #5
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 224,009

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#1. Ashley

Ashley is a name of English origin meaning “ash tree meadow”.

South Dakota
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 831
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 64 (#155 most common name, -92.3% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #2
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 301,809

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