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Our Top 100 Girl Names of 2013

Our Top 100 Girl Names of 2013

There’s a new top girl in town, and her name is Imogen.

Imogen seized the crown from the Hunger Games-inspired Katniss as the Number One girls’ name on Nameberry for 2013.

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

  • Caroline and Emily — each up 19 places

  • Eloise — up 18 places

  • — Ten girls’ names are new (or returning) entrants on our Top 100.  Marked with an asterisk below, they are:

  • Harper

  • Everly

  • Frances

  • Ada

  • Kinsley

  • Cecilia

  • Abigail

  • Louisa

  • Isabel

  • Julia

  • The full girls’ Top 100:

    1. Imogen

    2. Charlotte

    3. Harper *

    4. Isla

    5. Amelia

    6. Evelyn

    7. Penelope

    8. Eleanor

    9. Cora

    10. Violet

    11. Katniss

    12. Olivia

    13. Maeve

    14. Seraphina

    15. Alice

    16. Claire

    17. Adelaide

    18. Evangeline

    19. Ava

    20. Hazel

    21. Ivy

    22. Elizabeth

    23. Aurora

    24. Maisie

    25. Elodie

    26. Grace

    27. Emma

    28. Clementine

    29. Sophia

    30. Nora

    31. Genevieve

    32. Beatrice

    33. Willa

    34. Adeline

    35. Eliza

    36. Rose

    37. Lucy

    38. Scarlett

    39. Eloise

    40. Clara

    41. Caroline

    42. Lila

    43. Matilda

    44. Isabella

    45. Mila

    46. Aurelia

    47. Merida

    48. Wren

    49. Josephine

    50. Arabella

    51. Audrey

    52. Aria

    53. Emily

    54. Iris

    55. Poppy

    56. Everly *

    57. Ella

    58. Harlow

    59. Mae

    60. Mia

    61. Chloe

    62. Ruby

    63. Emmeline

    64. Stella

    65. Lydia

    66. Margaret

    67. Lily

    68. Jane

    69. Luna

    70. Anna

    71. Hadley

    72. Piper

    73. Juliet

    74. Sadie

    75. Cordelia

    76. Esme

    77. Olive

    78. Frances*

    79. Willow

    80. Gemma

    81. Ada*

    82. Hannah

    83. Ellie

    84. Phoebe

    85. Delilah

    86. Kinsley *

    87. Cecilia *

    88. Abigail *

    89. Lola

    90. Madeline

    91. Maya

    92. Georgia

    93. Louisa*

    94. Vivian

    95. Zara

    96. Mabel

    97. Zoe

    98. Isabel *

    99. Anais

    100. Julia*

    Ready for our traditional guessing game?  Every person to guess girls’ name Number 101 will win a copy of our new ebook, The Nameberry Guide to the Best Baby Names for Girls in the digital format of your choice. That’s right, you can duplicate previous guesses and we’ll have an unlimited number of winners.

    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.