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 <a href="">our blog</a>.
  • Claire

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    Claire, luminous, simple, and strong, with a barely distinguishable French accent, is one of those special names that is familiar yet distinctive, feminine but not frilly, combining historical... Read More 

  • Clara

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    Long relegated to an Olde World backwater, the European-flavored Clara has been speeding up the charts on sleeker sister Claire's coattails for the past few decades. Now, many would say the... Read More 

  • Daisy

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    Daisy, fresh, wholesome, and energetic, is one of the flower names that burst back into bloom after a century's hibernation. Originally a nickname for Margaret (the French Marguerite is the word... Read More 

  • Edith

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    Edith was a hugely popular name a hundred years ago that's being revived among stylish parents in Stockholm and London. It's currently beginning to gain traction in the US among those with a taste... Read More 

  • Eleanor

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    Eleanor, a stately name that has been in and out of fashion since Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine brought it from France to England in the twelfth century, is hot again. Eleanor's straightforward... Read More 

  • Elizabeth

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    Elizabeth, one of the premiere classic girls' names, is now just outside the Top 10 at Number 14, having been replaced in 2014 by the rising Charlotte. Yet Elizabeth has so much going for it—rich... Read More 

  • Emily

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    Emily may have dropped somewhat in the current standings, but it was the most popular name for over a decade because it appeals as a girls' name on many levels: Emily is feminine, classic, simple,... Read More 

  • Emma

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    Emma made a surprise return to the Number 1 spot, having done handsprings up the popularity charts thanks to a legion of Emma heroines, from Bovary to Goldman to Jane Austen's protagonist. So... Read More 

  • Eva

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    Eva is a simple, classic name, but be warned: There are suddenly a lot of little girls named Eva (and Ava and Eve) around, perhaps inspired by Eva Longoria--Eva has been a Top 100 name since 2009.... Read More 

  • Helen

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    Helen is a name that has connoted beauty since ancient times (the mythological "face that launched a thousand ships," over whom the ten-year Trojan War was fought).

    The name Helen has... Read More 

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