Our Top 100 Girl Names of 2013
There’s a new top girl in town, and her name is Imogen.
Charlotte, which had been the most popular girls’ name in previous years, now stands at Number Two, while Harper, now officially classified as a girls’ name with over 90 percent of the baby Harpers female, is a new entrant to the list at Number Three.
Our popularity lists are tabulated by ranking the unique page views each name attracts out of the over 20 million total views of our baby name pages in 2013.
Major trends in girls’ names we see based on our 2013 Popularity List:
— Vowel names still rule, with more than a third of the names on the Top 100 starting with A, E, I, or O.
— Names with literary references — Alice, Matilda, Eloise, Hadley, Esme, Louisa, Jane, and Anais — trump those with movie, TV, or celebrity influences for girls this year. While character-inspired names Katniss, Merida, and Aria remain on the Top 100, their standing has weakened.
— Several girl names, including some classics, made double-digit gains. The names that have risen furthest over 2012:
Elodie — up 30 places
Maisie — up 26 places
Evangeline — up 25 places
Genevieve — up 22 spots
Adeline — up 20 places
Eloise — up 18 places
— Ten girls’ names are new (or returning) entrants on our Top 100. Marked with an asterisk below, they are:
The full girls’ Top 100:
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