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American Names for Girls

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American baby names for girls are often modern invented names like Kaylee or Janae. American names for girls, then, don’t have quite as long as history as some other girls names. But that doesn’t mean that American girls names aren’t worth considering. Maybe the American names for girls on our list below will capture your imagination.

Here, our masterlist of girl names with American origins. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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Top American Names for Girls

  • Kaylee

    A widely used name, Kaylee pulls together something from Kayla and something from Hailey, yet somehow loses something in the process. It has surpassed cousin Kayla on the charts and is one of... Read More 

  • Brooklynn

    This extra-N variation is hot on the tails of mega popular Brooklyn and takes it a bit further from the New York borough.Read More 

  • Emory

    She might get nail jokes her whole life (think Emery board), but a child will find this name is neat, easy to pronounce, and able to fit in with the crowd.Read More 

  • Ashlyn

    Though it relates to the Irish original, Ashlyn and its next most popular form, Ashlynn, owe more of their popularity as baby names in the US to the megastar Ashley, though all three have been... Read More 

  • Janelle

    It's far cooler to drop the first syllable and go for Elle. Read More 

  • Kimber

    This diminutive of Kimberley is gaining momentum as a standalone name. For our part, we're stumped by its rise.Read More 

  • Saige

    What works for Paige just doesn’t work for Sage. The added i will likely create a lifetime of spelling mistakes.

    Saige Thompson is an American actress.Read More 

  • Miley

    One-time overnight success name, thanks to Hannah Montana actress and singer Miley Cyrus, Miley has fallen quickly from her peak of Number 127 in 2008. For Miley Cyrus, Miley was a... Read More 

  • Addisyn

    We must say we far prefer the original spelling of this super trendy surname-name.Read More 

  • Laylah

    This spelling variation of the name only recently entered the Top 1000 in 2008. The popular Layla is currently very popular in the United States, while the more traditional Leila is also widely... Read More