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Girl Names Trendier Than You Think

The trendiest baby girl names may be a very different group than you'd guess, especially for the first-time parent new to recent baby-naming fads and trends. Here, some surprisingly trendy names for baby girls.
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  • Elodie

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    The lyrical and melodious Elodie, a budding Nameberry favorite, is an overlooked medieval saint's name that could be a more sophisticated tribute to an Aunt Melody. Elodie (accent over the first E... Read More 

  • Eloise

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    Eloise will be to some forever the imperious little girl making mischief at the Plaza Hotel, while the original version Heloise recalls the beautiful and learned wife of the French philosopher Pete... Read More 

  • Elsa

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    Lost in limbo for decades and decades, Elsa now stands a good chance of following along in the progression from Emma to Ella to Etta, having just about lost her German accent--and as the newest Dis... Read More 

  • Elsie

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    Not so long ago, Elsie might have been on a list of Names Least Likely to Succeed--but look at her now! She entered the U.K. Top 100 last year at Number 87, and in the U.S. she's now in the Top 50... 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 

  • Evelyn

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    Evelyn, a soft and feminine name hugely popular a hundred years ago (it was Number 12 in the 1910s), is returning to favor in a big way now. We predict that in the next decade Evelyn will achieve ... Read More 

  • Faith

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    Faith is one of the most straightforward of the virtue names popularized by the Puritans in the seventeenth century, many parents still choosing it as an indicator of their religious conviction. An... Read More 

  • Georgia

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    Georgia is so rich, lush and luscious, it's almost irresistible. Georgia's now a rising star among the feminizations of George, helped by associations with the southern state (named for British Kin... Read More 

  • Harper

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    Harper is a red hot name for girls, having jumped an impressive 30 places between 2011 and 2012, a prime example of the trend for using surnames-turned-boys'-names for girls. Harper was rarely hear... Read More 

  • Iris

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    Iris is one of the bouquet of turn-of-the-last-century flower names that is gradually beginning to regain its appeal: it is now at the highest point it has been since 1956. Part of this is due to ... Read More 

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