Girls’ Names 2010: Most Popular So Far

Three-quarters of the way through the year, we check in again with the most popular girls’ names 2010, nameberry style.

Once again, Charlotte heads the list of most-searched girls’ names on nameberry. In the number two spot is Violet, and former number two Seraphina has dropped to third place.

A note on tabulation: These lists represent the most-searched names on nameberry for January through September of 2010. Previously, we published the lists of most-searched girls’ names 2010 for the first half of the year, and before that for the first quarter.

This time around, a surprising 11 new girls’ names vaulted onto the Top 100. The newly-popular choices (in order of appearance on the list) are:

Following are the names moving up the list for the second quarter in a row. Previously, we’d said not to pay too much attention to shifts up or down, but after two bumps up in a row, we start to wonder whether we smell a trend.

The girls’ names making the biggest gains up the baby names 2010 list include:

Here are the 11 girls names not among the Top 100 this time around. Many of these choices are, to me, not so surprising: they’re names that people have been hearing for longer and so may be less curious about.

Remember, these lists represent not what names people are choosing for their children, but which names they’re searching on nameberry, so it’s a sure bet that while a more familiar name like Emily is getting less search attention than a newcomer such as Elodie, in the end more parents will choose the safer Emily.

Girls’ names moving down for the second quarter in a row are, in order of their rank on the list:

The names with the biggest losses were Olivia and Elizabeth, down from 3 and 4 to 17 and 18 respectively, and Sophia down from 7 to 23, along with Audrey, Chloe, Avery, Zoe, Sarah, Penelope.

Here is nameberry’s full list of Top 100 girls’ names 2010:

  1. Charlotte =
  2. Violet up
  3. Seraphina down
  4. Imogen up
  5. Adelaide up
  6. Eliza up
  7. Isla down
  8. Alice up
  9. Scarlett up
  10. Lily up
  11. Harper up
  12. Ella up
  13. Maisie up
  14. Amelia =
  15. Maeve up
  16. Ruby up
  17. Olivia down
  18. Elizabeth down
  19. Ava down
  20. Caroline down
  21. Matilda up
  22. Clementine up
  23. Sophia down
  24. Lila up
  25. Claire down
  26. Stella down
  27. Evangeline up
  28. Aurora up
  29. Laura down
  30. Lucy down
  31. Willa up – one of fastest falling last time
  32. Hazel up
  33. Grace down
  34. Ivy up
  35. Eleanor up
  36. Evelyn up
  37. Isabella down
  38. Nora up
  39. Emma down
  40. Esme up
  41. Beatrice up
  42. Clara down
  43. Cora up
  44. Quinn down
  45. Iris up
  46. Delilah up
  47. Poppy up
  48. Arabella down
  49. Lola down
  50. Genevieve up
  51. Josephine up
  52. Audrey down
  53. Phoebe up
  54. Chloe down
  55. Jane down
  56. Avery down
  57. Wren up
  58. Piper up
  59. Adeline up
  60. Daisy up
  61. Eva new
  62. Flora up
  63. Mae up
  64. Zoe down
  65. Celia up
  66. Rose down
  67. Eloise down
  68. Margaret up
  69. Anna down
  70. Penelope down
  71. Sarah down
  72. Bryn =
  73. Olive new
  74. Yvaine – returning after being off last quarter
  75. Coco up
  76. Pearl up (new last time)
  77. Eden new
  78. Annabel new
  79. Emmeline =
  80. Millie new
  81. Kate up
  82. Elodie new
  83. Louisa up
  84. Rory new
  85. Julia up
  86. Mia down
  87. Mary down
  88. India new
  89. Mabel new
  90. Frances new
  91. Aurelia new
  92. Madeline =
  93. Molly down
  94. Juliet down
  95. Ellie down
  96. Lydia down
  97. Hannah down
  98. Sasha down
  99. Fiona down
  100. Maya — returning after being off last quarter

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