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Most Popular Girls’ Names 2015

Charlotte takes the crown as Number 1

popular baby girl names 2015

by Pamela Redmond Satran

Charlotte, the name of Britain’s baby princess and the newest entrant to the US Top 10, reigns as the new Number 1 girls’ name on Nameberry’s 2015 popularity list.

Charlotte takes over from Imogen as the most-viewed girls’ name on Nameberry, reclaiming the crown she held on our site from 2009 through 2011.

Amelia, the official Number 1 girls’ name in England and Wales, stands at Number 2, and Ava moves all the way up from Number 26 to claim the third-place spot.

Olivia, Lucy, and Evelyn are new to Nameberry’s Top 10 for girls, taking over for Khaleesi, Violet, and Hazel.

Girls’ names new to Nameberry’s Top 100 are: Astrid, Avery, Eden, Eliana, Elise, Elsie, Emery, Emilia, Eva, Evie, Hadley, Julia, Leah, Nova, Quinn, Riley, Rowan, Sienna, and Thea.

The Top 10 furthest rising baby names for girls, with the number of places they’ve jumped in 2015 over 2014, are:

  1. Esme, +55
  2. Evelyn, +51
  3. Mia, +35
  4. Abigail, +32
  5. Luna, +30
  6. Chloe, +27
  7. Emily, +26
  8. Arabella, +24
  9. Ava, +23
  10. Anna, +22

The Nameberry popularity list gauges interest levels of visitors in names, measuring which of our name pages received the most of our over 300 million pageviews. The majority of people searching on the site are looking for names for their babies, so our popularity list measures which names parents are likely to be naming their children in 2015 and 2016, versus the official US popularity list, which looks at which names parents chose in 2014. Nameberry’s searches also register ups and downs in interest due to news – such as Princess Charlotte’s birth – or pop culture events.

In 2015, three names popularized by movies and television shows — Daenerys, Elsa, and Katniss — fell off the Top 100, while Khaleesi was one of furthest-falling.  Also vanishing from our popularity list are several girls’ names with the trendy double-l sound: Delilah, Lily, and Lola, though Lila remains strong at Number 24.

Our full Top 100 baby names for girls in 2015 is:

  1. Charlotte
  2. Amelia
  3. Ava
  4. Olivia
  5. Cora
  6. Eleanor
  7. Isla
  8. Lucy
  9. Evelyn
  10. Penelope
  11. Aurora
  12. Violet
  13. Adeline
  14. Claire
  15. Hazel
  16. Adelaide
  17. Emma
  18. Scarlett
  19. Arabella
  20. Alice
  21. Luna
  22. Mia
  23. Grace
  24. Lila
  25. Imogen
  26. Esme
  27. Rose
  28. Quinn
  29. Evangeline
  30. Elizabeth
  31. Ivy
  32. Mila
  33. Ella
  34. Aria
  35. Harlow
  36. Caroline
  37. Nora
  38. Maeve
  39. Khaleesi
  40. Emily
  41. Chloe
  42. Matilda
  43. Maisie
  44. Aurelia
  45. Isabella
  46. Genevieve
  47. Sienna
  48. Anna
  49. Thea
  50. Nova
  51. Stella
  52. Audrey
  53. Riley
  54. Poppy
  55. Clara
  56. Elodie
  57. Iris
  58. Beatrice
  59. Sophia
  60. Eliza
  61. Ellie
  62. Ruby
  63. Wren
  64. Hadley
  65. Harper
  66. Willa
  67. Abigail
  68. Eden
  69. Eloise
  70. Jane
  71. Maya
  72. Lydia
  73. Astrid
  74. Clementine
  75. Eliana
  76. Mae
  77. Seraphina
  78. Cordelia
  79. Piper
  80. Everly
  81. Isabel
  82. Avery
  83. Sadie
  84. Emery
  85. Margaret
  86. Evie
  87. Hannah
  88. Emilia
  89. Elsie
  90. Ada
  91. Eva
  92. Josephine
  93. Mabel
  94. Leah
  95. Olive
  96. Julia
  97. Elise
  98. Daisy
  99. Gemma
  100. Rowan

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