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Girl Names ALWAYS in the Top 1000

These girl names have all appeared on the Top 1000 list for every year since the U.S. government started keeping records in 1880. For more on classic and perennially popular girl names, check out our blog.
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  • Alice

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    Alice is a classic name that's both strong and sweet, which got a big bounce via Tina Fey's choice of the name for her daughter. In the past four years alone, Alice has jumped from Number 258 to Nu... Read More 

  • Alma

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    Alma is a somewhat solemn, soulful name that had a burst of popularity a century ago, then faded into the flowered wallpaper, and is now finding its footing once more. It jumped 154 spots between 2... Read More 

  • Amelia

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    Amelia, a lovely Victorian name, with a heroic connection to aviatrix Amelia Earhart, is one of the fastest-rising girls' names as an alternative to the overused Emily and Amanda, jumping 169 place... Read More 

  • Anna

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    Anna has become the dominant form of the Ann family, having been firmly in the Top 25 for years and only slipping in the past couple years. Anna offers a touch of the exotic and a bit more style th... Read More 

  • Anne

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    The name of the sainted mother of the Virgin Mary was among the top girls' baby names for centuries, in both the original English Ann spelling and the French Anne. Both left the Top 100 around 1970... Read More 

  • Annie

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    Annie is one of the most open and optimistic, the-sun'll-come-out-tomorrow-type names of all, having been celebrated over the years in song (Annie Laurie), comic strip (Little Orphan Annie), folklo... Read More 

  • Caroline

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    Caroline is a perennial classic, in the Top 100 since 1994. It is now at Number 63--roughly the same position it held in 1885, and up from last year. Caroline has an elegant patina, calling to mind... Read More 

  • Catherine

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    Catherine is one of the oldest and most consistently well-used female names, with endless variations and nicknames. The Catherine form feels more gently old-fashioned and feminine than the more pop... Read More 

  • Charlotte

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    Charlotte is the latest classic name to join Sophia, Emma, Olivia, and Isabella in a rise toward the top of the list, making Number 11 this year. Charlotte is an elegant royal name, with a host of... Read More 

  • Christina

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    Christina, a pretty and feminine, crystal clear classic, may be trending downward, but it's never out of style. Christina's short forms Chris, Christie, and Tina all seem dated-- making the royal C... Read More 

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