Popular Girl
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Sugar and spice and everything nice, that is what little girl names are made of! Check out our list of popular names, unique names, traditional names and exotic names to help you narrow down your search for the perfect name for your baby girl.

Popular baby girl names

Let us help with your search for a baby girl name with our name guide. We have rounded up popular names, unique names -- and everything in between! As you look through our list, grab a piece of paper and jot down some of your favorite names. See how it looks with your last name and compare middle names until you find the perfect baby girl name.

Popular baby girl names

Each year the Social Security Administration releases a list of the most popular baby names, taken from birth certificates of that year.  The most popular baby girl name for two years in a row is Isabella. Who else made the list? Check out the top 50 baby girl names:

  • Isabella
  • Sophia
  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Emily
  • Abigail
  • Madison
  • Chloe
  • Mia
  • Addison
  • Elizabeth
  • Ella
  • Natalie
  • Samantha
  • Alexis
  • Lily
  • Grace
  • Hailey
  • Alyssa
  • Lillian
  • Hannah
  • Avery
  • Leah
  • Neveah
  • Sofia
  • Ashley
  • Anna
  • Brianna
  • Sarah
  • Zoe
  • Victoria
  • Gabriella
  • Brooklyn
  • Kaylee
  • Taylor
  • Layla
  • Allison
  • Evelyn
  • Riley
  • Ameli
  • Khloe
  • Makayla
  • Aubrey
  • Charlotte
  • Savannah
  • Zoey
  • Bella
  • Kayla

Also check out: Popular baby names of 2011 >>

Unique baby girl names

For those parents who want a girl’s name that is a little more unique, try thinking outside of the box by looking at names of cities (Venice, Brazil), colors (Indigo, Skye) or interesting spellings (Ashleigh instead of Ashley).

For more ideas, check out our list below:

  • Zara
  • Xena
  • Lennox
  • Luna
  • Breeze
  • Emerald
  • Darby
  • Shine
  • Rain
  • Midori
  • Posy
  • Lena
  • Tiana

For more unique girl names, check out our list of celebrity baby names >>

Traditional girl names

For those parents who are looking for a traditional girl name that never goes out of style, our list may be just what you are looking for. These classic names stand the test of time.

  • Hattie
  • Mabel
  • Iris
  • Maude
  • Helen
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth
  • Margaret
  • Clara
  • Florence
  • Grace
  • Martha
  • Cora
  • Mary
  • Patricia
  • Carolyn
  • Katherine
  • Dorothy

For more ideas, look at your own family tree and search out the names of grandparents and great-grandparents. You never know -- you might find the perfect girl name from one of your long lost ancestors.

Exotic girl names

Perhaps you are looking for a name with a bit of international flair? Exotic names have a beautiful and worldly sound to them. Many American parents love the sound of Irish names, Spanish names, French names and Italian names.

Check out some of our favorite exotic girl names from around the world:

  • Keira
  • Keely
  • Fiona
  • Adelle
  • Bijou
  • Lilou
  • Amaris
  • Coco
  • Francesca
  • Valentina
  • Arianna
  • Gia
  • Angelina
  • Darcia

Check out our list of international baby names for more exotic boy names >>

Still stuck on finding the perfect girl name? Check out our Baby Name Finder, which allows you to search for names by gender, origin and even themes!

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