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Most Popular Girls’ Names 2015

Most Popular Girls’ Names 2015
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by Pamela Redmond Satran

Charlotte, the name of Britain’s baby princess and the newest entrant to the US Top 10, reigns as the new Number 1 girls’ name on Nameberry’s 2015 popularity list.

Charlotte takes over from Imogen as the most-viewed girls’ name on Nameberry, reclaiming the crown she held on our site from 2009 through 2011.

Amelia, the official Number 1 girls’ name in England and Wales, stands at Number 2, and Ava moves all the way up from Number 26 to claim the third-place spot.

Olivia, Lucy, and Evelyn are new to Nameberry’s Top 10 for girls, taking over for Khaleesi, Violet, and Hazel.

Girls’ names new to Nameberry’s Top 100 are: Astrid, Avery, Eden, Eliana, Elise, Elsie, Emery, Emilia, Eva, Evie, Hadley, Julia, Leah, Nova, Quinn, Riley, Rowan, Sienna, and Thea.

The Top 10 furthest rising baby names for girls, with the number of places they’ve jumped in 2015 over 2014, are:

  1. Esme, +55

  2. Evelyn, +51

  3. Mia, +35

  4. Abigail, +32

  5. Luna, +30

  6. Chloe, +27

  7. Emily, +26

  8. Arabella, +24

  9. Ava, +23

  10. Anna, +22

The Nameberry popularity list gauges interest levels of visitors in names, measuring which of our name pages received the most of our over 300 million pageviews. The majority of people searching on the site are looking for names for their babies, so our popularity list measures which names parents are likely to be naming their children in 2015 and 2016, versus the official US popularity list, which looks at which names parents chose in 2014. Nameberry’s searches also register ups and downs in interest due to news – such as Princess Charlotte’s birth – or pop culture events.

In 2015, three names popularized by movies and television shows — Daenerys, Elsa, and Katniss — fell off the Top 100, while Khaleesi was one of furthest-falling.  Also vanishing from our popularity list are several girls’ names with the trendy double-l sound: Delilah, Lily, and Lola, though Lila remains strong at Number 24.

Our full Top 100 baby names for girls in 2015 is:

  1. Charlotte

  2. Amelia

  3. Ava

  4. Olivia

  5. Cora

  6. Eleanor

  7. Isla

  8. Lucy

  9. Evelyn

  10. Penelope

  11. Aurora

  12. Violet

  13. Adeline

  14. Claire

  15. Hazel

  16. Adelaide

  17. Emma

  18. Scarlett

  19. Arabella

  20. Alice

  21. Luna

  22. Mia

  23. Grace

  24. Lila

  25. Imogen

  26. Esme

  27. Rose

  28. Quinn

  29. Evangeline

  30. Elizabeth

  31. Ivy

  32. Mila

  33. Ella

  34. Aria

  35. Harlow

  36. Caroline

  37. Nora

  38. Maeve

  39. Khaleesi

  40. Emily

  41. Chloe

  42. Matilda

  43. Maisie

  44. Aurelia

  45. Isabella

  46. Genevieve

  47. Sienna

  48. Anna

  49. Thea

  50. Nova

  51. Stella

  52. Audrey

  53. Riley

  54. Poppy

  55. Clara

  56. Elodie

  57. Iris

  58. Beatrice

  59. Sophia

  60. Eliza

  61. Ellie

  62. Ruby

  63. Wren

  64. Hadley

  65. Harper

  66. Willa

  67. Abigail

  68. Eden

  69. Eloise

  70. Jane

  71. Maya

  72. Lydia

  73. Astrid

  74. Clementine

  75. Eliana

  76. Mae

  77. Seraphina

  78. Cordelia

  79. Piper

  80. Everly

  81. Isabel

  82. Avery

  83. Sadie

  84. Emery

  85. Margaret

  86. Evie

  87. Hannah

  88. Emilia

  89. Elsie

  90. Ada

  91. Eva

  92. Josephine

  93. Mabel

  94. Leah

  95. Olive

  96. Julia

  97. Elise

  98. Daisy

  99. Gemma

  100. Rowan

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About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its new sequel, Older.

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