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Our Top 100 Girl Names of 2013

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There’s a new top girl in town, and her name is Imogen.

Imogen seized the crown from the Hunger Games-inspired Katniss as the Number One girls’ name on Nameberry for 2013.

Charlotte, which had been the most popular girls’ name in previous years, now stands at Number Two, while Harper, now officially classified as a girls’ name with over 90 percent of the baby Harpers female, is a new entrant to the list at Number Three.

Our popularity lists are tabulated by ranking the unique page views each name attracts out of the over 20 million total views of our baby name pages in 2013.

Major trends in girls’ names we see based on our 2013 Popularity List:

— Vowel names still rule, with more than a third of the names on the Top 100 starting with A, E, I, or O.

— Names with literary references — Alice, Matilda, Eloise, Hadley, Esme, Louisa, Jane, and Anais — trump those with movie, TV, or celebrity influences for girls this year. While character-inspired names Katniss, Merida, and Aria remain on the Top 100, their standing has weakened.

— Several girl names, including some classics, made double-digit gains.  The names that have risen furthest over 2012:

— Ten girls’ names are new (or returning) entrants on our Top 100.  Marked with an asterisk below, they are:

The full girls’ Top 100:

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

Ready for our traditional guessing game?  Every person to guess girls’ name Number 101 will win a copy of our new ebook, The Nameberry Guide to the Best Baby Names for Girls in the digital format of your choice. That’s right, you can duplicate previous guesses and we’ll have an unlimited number of winners.

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