Top Girl Names 2011

December 27, 2011 Pamela Redmond

Nameberry’s top girl names 2011 is our definitive look at which girls’ names attracted the most views on our site this year.

Think of it as a predictor for which names parents will choose for their baby girls in the future, rather than what they named their daughters last year.

Once again, Charlotte is Nameberry’s #1 girls’ name, but Seraphina, jump-started by the daughter of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, has moved into second place above big sister’s name Violet.

New entries in the girls’ Top 10 are Scarlett and Lila, replacing Elizabeth and Eliza.

The Nameberry Top 10 rankings are very different from the national Social Security list, with not a single crossover on the girls’ list. In fact, for example, the nation’s seventh most popular name, Madison, is not even in Nameberry’s Top 100.

Tomorrow we’ll bring you the boys’ popularity list, which includes bigger news than on the girls’ list.  Plus this year, we’ve compiled a separate list of popular unisex names, which we’ll run on Thursday.  One note here: Unisex names Harper and Quinn were both very popular for girls, and so by some rights should be included high up on the girls’ top 100.

Be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the list where we’re announcing a new contest: Can you guess which name was #101 on Nameberry in 2011 for both girls and boys?

Here, then, the Nameberry top girl names 2011.

Top Girls’ Names

up significantly over 2010

1. Charlotte
2. Seraphina
3. Amelia
4. Violet
5. Isla
6. Imogen
7. Adelaide
8. Alice
9. Scarlett
10. Lila

11. Stella
12. Eleanor 
13. Maeve
14. Ruby
15. Ava
16. Eliza
17. Claire
18. Olivia
19. Lucy
20. Matilda
21. Sophia
22. Isabella
23. Grace
24. Beatrice
25. Hazel
26. Cora
27. Aurora
28. Clara
29. Nora
30. Clementine
31. Evangeline
32. Elizabeth
33. Ella
34. Lily
35. Evelyn
36. Ivy
37. Poppy
38. Audrey
39. Arabella
40. Genevieve
41. Penelope
42. Josephine
43. Elodie
44. Mae
45. Maisie
46. Emma
47. Iris
48. Pippa
49. Elula
50. Eloise
51. Willa
52. Wren
53. Caroline
54. Adeline
55. Gemma
56. Aurelia
57. Mila
58. Jane
59. Lydia
60. Margaret
61. Rose
62. Piper
63. Delilah
64. Emmeline
65. Chloe
66. Esme
67. Cordelia
68. Juliet
69. Zoe
70. Madeline
71. Phoebe
72. Georgia
73. Harlow
74. Olive
75. Sadie
76. Katniss
77. Anna
78. Adele
79. Eva
80. Louisa
81. Lola
82. Hadley
83. Emily
84. Beatrix
85. Hannah
86. Mia
87. Julia
88. Willow
89. Maya
90. Kate
91. Cecilia
92. Vivian
93. Sophie
94. Eden
95. Molly
96. Leila
97. Cecily
98. Ada
99. Millie

For a chance to win a signed copy of our book Beyond Ava & Aiden, please leave your guess of which name is Number #101 on the Nameberry popularity list for girls in the Comments section.   Only one guess per gender per Berry, please; if more than one person guesses the correct name, we’ll pick the winner via  Tomorrow we’ll bring you the boys’ Top 100 and another opportunity to guess #101 and win a book.  We’ll announce the winners next Tuesday, January 3, 2012!

*UPDATE!  Unfortunately no one guessed our #101 for girls, which is Isadora.  Two people guessed the boys’ #101, Griffin.  Congratulations!

About the author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. 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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