Girl Baby Names Moving Up Fast

Baby girl names moving quickly up the popularity ladder include:
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  • Cecilia

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    Cecilia, a delicate and lacy feminine form of Cecil, which derives from a Roman clan name, has definitely been rediscovered. The martyred Saint Cecilia was designated the patron of musicians, eithe... Read More 

  • Celine

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    French-Canadian singer Dion made us notice this variation. Although many parents would prefer the homonym Selene, which has a different derivation and means "moon," Celine continued to rise in popu... Read More 

  • Charlie

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    Charlie is one of the friendly, tomboyish male nickname names--another is Sam-- now used almost as frequently for girls: in 2013, it was Number 240 for girls, 233 for boys, and now it's at 229 on t... Read More 

  • Charlotte

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    The name of the new Princess of Cambridge, 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. Charlot... 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 vintag... Read More 

  • Cora

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    Cora is a lovely, old-fashioned name -- Cora was a daughter of Zeus and Cora Munro is the heroine of The Last of the Mohicans (in fact James Fenimore Cooper probably invented it for his 1826 novel)... Read More 

  • Coraline

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    Coraline may not be original to Neil Gaiman's wonderful book of the same name, but it might as well be. Gaiman's young heroine Coraline Jones is constantly called Caroline but as a name Coraline i... Read More 

  • Daleyza

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    The invented Daleyza is the fastest-rising girls' name in the US for 2013, thanks to the adorable young daughter of Larry Hernandez, star of Larrymania. Daleyza rose over 3000 places to enter the ... Read More 

  • Daphne

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    Daphne's origins may be Greek, but it's seen by Americans as quintessentially British—as in the Daphne Moon character on Frasier . In the past nine years, it jumped from Number 611 to 356, the hi... Read More 

  • Dorothy

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    In the 1930s, Dorothy left Kansas and landed in the Land of Oz; by the '80s she had become a Golden Girl, living in Miami with roommates Blanche and Rose, giving her a decidedly older image. But pa... Read More 

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