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Most Popular Vowel Names for Girls

Most Popular Vowel Names for Girls

by Pamela Redmond Satran

The new Nameberry popular baby names list is out, and the results are stunning in terms of the dominance of vowel-starting names, especially for girls.

Eight of the Top 10 girls’ names start with vowels. Of the Top 25 girls’ names, 15 begin with vowels. And of the Top 50, more than half – 28 – start with A, E, I, or O (sorry, Ursula, but no U).

This vowel domination is more pronounced than on the US Popular Baby Names list, where 20 of the Top 50 girls’ names start with vowels.

What are the most popular vowel-starting girls’ names on Nameberry today?

First, let’s look at them by letter. As in overall statistics, A is the most dominant first initial, starting 12 of the top girls’ names. E is next with ten, followed by four for I and two for O.  Here are the 28 top girls’ names alphabetically.

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A

Adelaide

Adeline

Alice

Amelia

Anouk

Arabella

Aria

Astrid

Audrey

Aurelia

Aurora

Ava

E

Eleanor

Elise

Elizabeth

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Ella

Eloise

Emily

Emma

Esme

Evangeline

Evelyn

I

Imogen

Isabella

Isla

Ivy

O

Olivia

Ophelia

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And now in order of popularity, the top girls’ names that start with vowels on Nameberry today are below — with a new name in first place, Olivia!

  1. Olivia

  2. Amelia

  3. Ava

  4. Isla

  5. Arabella

  6. Aurora

  7. Adeline

  8. Eleanor

  9. Isabella

  10. Astrid

  11. Aria

  12. Alice

  13. Emma

  14. Imogen

  15. Elizabeth

  16. Esme

  17. Ella

  18. Evangeline

  19. Audrey

  20. Emily

  21. Evelyn

  22. Adelaide

  23. Ivy

  24. Elise

  25. Aurelia

  26. Eloise

  27. Anouk

  28. Ophelia

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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.