Top Girl Names 2011

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.

Nameberry’s Top 100 Girls’ Names, 2011
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
100Fiona

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 random.org.  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!

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starophie Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 1:13 am

I have loved the name Violet for a long time, so it’s both satisfying and upsetting to see it at #3 (what can I say? I’m selfish about my names!) 😉

I am very not surprised about the unisex-for-girls jump. I personally tend towards unisex/masculine names for girls and classic names for boys, so I’m excited to see the ‘Berry take on boys’ names. As for this list, I definitely see Nameberry as a British-invasion type of site. Let’s face it: the top names in the UK are far more attractive than the top names on the SSA website. I think Berries have more of a…refined palette 😉

Can’t wait to check out the boys’ list, and thanks for letting us know! Things like this appeal to my curiosity :3

tianaj Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 1:34 am

Daphne

nameseeker3 Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 1:58 am

What lovely names in the Top 100 List. Thanks for compiling the list; I enjoyed reading it! I especially love Charlotte, Isla, Maeve, Genevieve, Elodie, Emmeline, Juliet, and Fiona, and really like Alice, Eloise, Adeline, Gemma, Lydia, Cecilia, and others. I’m going to go with a wild guess and say that one of my favorites, Felicity, is #101…

laurbails Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 2:31 am

I too was surprised at Daphne’s absence from this list! Nice set though.

laurbails Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 2:34 am

In case that wasn’t clear, my vote goes to Daphne.

amandaberry Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 4:31 am

Annabelle/Annabel

dillonsfan01 Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 6:03 am

I love the majority of this list. My vote goes to Behati for girls,it always seems to be a frequent search item.

Rosamund Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 6:55 am

My guess for #101 is Lorelei

monrose15 Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 6:56 am

My vote goes to Harper.

minorbeatrice Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 7:32 am

#101 Philippa ?

TaraRhode Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 8:18 am

i was thinking as i read the list: No Daphne? i’ll vote for that as 101.

So much fun reading this list… if i only that was the top 100 SSA! Tho, then all of my choices would be far too popular. 😐

PrincessNoriBori Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 8:48 am

SO glad it’s not the Top 100 SSA, then all my favourite names would be too popular! In fact, I’m going to be different here (everyone seems to think Daphne thus far) and say that Helena is probably 101.

IzzyQ Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 9:01 am

I’m always so disappointed that I never see my name, Isabel, on there!:( I’m going to say that Isabel is Number 101.

Lola Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 9:14 am

I love theNameberry top 100! My favorites are: Josephine (duh) :), Cecilyy, Cecilia & Penelope. My guess for 101? Phoebe!

kmeyer Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 9:18 am

Help! I’m due in 3 weeks and we are between Maeve and Fiona. We love both and are picking mainly based on (un) popularity right now…. Even though it’s only 536 on SSA, do we think Maeve is really going to climb the charts?? I understand how this list is calculated but I need more definitive advice please! Or else we may go back to Mairead, a name we love but no one can pronounce!

BritishAmerican Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 9:46 am

I guess Dorothy. That’s one that I searched for our 2011 baby.

little.lottie710 Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 10:23 am

Maybe…Felicity?

agirlinred Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 10:37 am

This is incredibly hard. I’m torn between several different options. Since Daphne has already been guessed, I think I’m going to go with Sylvie/Sylvia.

kyemsma Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 10:39 am

Catherine is my guess for #101.

Mischa Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 11:30 am

Harper is my guess!

Lizziesilva7 Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Eloise

NaviZ Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I will guess Persephone!

SarahGies Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I’m going with Elena for #101. Just found out we’re having a girl and I’m feeling like that might be her name.

mermuse Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

#101 Agnes?

mkat41896 Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I’m gonna have to say my #101 guess is… Addison, but if I’m allowed to make more than one guess, my second would be Giselle.

karbro21 Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

#101-Isobel

miloowen Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Mmmm…I think it may be something a little off the wall, so I’ll go with

Winter

corsue Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

My guess is Viola.

bellamama Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

#101 Blythe?

Aurora Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

My guess is Harper.

pam Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Those of you who’ve guessed Harper (or any other unisex name) — guess again as we’re doing a separate Unisex Popularity List this year, which we’ll publish on Thursday. And yes, spoiler alert: Harper’s on it.

Anyway, you get a free second guess for girls. And those of you who haven’t guessed yet, don’t pick a unisex name, defined as one that has both a girls’ and a boys’ definition on Nameberry!

spotlightstarlit Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I’m debating Helen and Mary…

I see someone has already guessed Helena, so my guess is:

Mary

hvnlydevil Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

My guess is Philipa

Nyx Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I’ve already guessed… but will somebody guess Daisy? Most of my other favorites have already been guessed, but I think that Daisy has a chance of being on the list 🙂

zrose Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

#101 – Genevieve

Thuja Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Annabel.

TinaBina Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Does anyone think ifwe chose a name on this list then the behbehs are doomed to have albeit nice, but too common name? A few of my faves are it.

#101 Harper

everly Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

cant decide between Annabel or Florence but i think i’ll go with Annabel!

Ruthy Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I’m going to guess Jemima is the 101 name.

lnxn09 Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Mary

skizzo Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

So unisex names are on a seperate list, yet I see Evelyn, Hadley, Harlow, Vivian, Piper and Wren on this list.

skizzo Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Unlike most people, I prefer classic names for girls, and modern and gender neutral names for boys. I like to be different and against the trends.

Aurora Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

My (second) guess is Athena.

blessed Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 6:12 pm

#101…Honor? Some gorgeous choices here.

jesess Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I’m guessing Florence.

funkmomma Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

My guess….Helena

auburn Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I guess Harper – surprised it didn’t make the list, even though it isn’t of quite the same style as most Berry favourites. Or what was that bizarre name which was big in the cloud for a week or so? Elixyvett? No, I guess Harper!

renmarks Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Lauren

corsue Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Harlow and Wren are not listed as girls’ names in he nameberry database (a clarification made in the comments section)and the others, I assume, are so feminine in the US nowadays that they either do not register as boys’ names in the SS top 1000 or perhaps they were not searched as boys names enough on this site to warrant considering them masculine (just my thoughts for possible explanation).

vito208 Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

My guess for # 101 is Harper

corsue Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Sorry. I meant Harlow and Wren aren’t listed as BOYS’ names in the database.

Sarony Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

my guess is Candace.

Tressa Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Hmmm Rosalie 🙂

erb2010 Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Thanks for publishing this list! It’s very interesting to see how different it is from actual name usage. How many years have you been keeping your list? How well has it predicted which names will actually rise in popularity? Also, if a name is high on the Nameberry list but not on the SSA list, how many years do you think it will take for its actual usage to rise?

I’ll guess Eve for 101.

codenamebetty Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

101. Celia…?

aprilschuller Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

There are some great guesses, but I’ll guess JEMIMAH to add another guess!

encore Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

101. Isabel or Isabelle

Names4real Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

I’m going to guess Zara.

caty_beth89 Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

I’ll say Persephone for #101.

TeacherMA Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

I was shocked that Milena was missing. I’ve been seeing on several people’s list as a full name to Mila (#57). So my guess goes to Milena.

rollo Says:

December 27th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

My guess is Margot

mkat41896 Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 12:16 am

Well, since Pam posted and said I could have another guess since I guessed Addison, which is a uni-sex name. My two guesses now would still be Gisele/Giselle & Hermione!

trich323 Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 12:22 am

Adel

trich323 Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 12:24 am

I meant Adele. My phone posted too fast.

Lovely list. I like most of them!

jessicasaurus Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 1:25 am

I think Florence, as more people may search it because of Florence and the Machine. That’s my guess.

Rachaol Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 8:15 am

Eileen

oldsienna Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 11:23 am

Susannah for #101? It seems to have been mentioned a lot lately.

Mary-la Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Evie

Hannah-Banana Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

#101, torn between Daphne or Hattie. I think I’m going with Daphne, though.

rachelmarie Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I’m thinking Harriet is #101. Going with my gut!

CaliRN4kids Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Marlo

Lisey Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

My guess for #101 is Flora! I prefer it so much to Florence…

auroradawn Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Sarah. Anna and Hannah are still on the list–why not Sarah?

laurann Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Luciana

FranA Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Abigail

Tristan Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Agatha

neuilly Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 3:12 am

I’m going to go with Mina even though I don’t see it that often. I see Mia on the list but not Mina I think.

magicpotato Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 4:28 am

Juno???

UniqueNameLover Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 5:14 am

Unfortunately some of my favorite names are up there. 🙁

Kim W Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 9:29 am

Only because I wish it were so, I’m going with Frances. 🙂

bounceparty Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Daisy

Pansy Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Coralie

mariah778 Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

my vote is for Yvaine!!

reedster Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I’m going to guess Renesmee!

freemebean Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Juniper

R_J Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I am going to guess Mirabel. Although I think the already mentioned Hattie and Winter have a good chance too.

I love the names on this list. Where else can you find Caroline and Josephine along with Willow and Harlow? A great mix of old and new.

magicalmer Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

101. Feliciy

magicalmer Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

101. Felicity

RhiaTayler Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

#101 I think may be Vanessa. I hope I’m right!

RhiaTayler Says:

December 30th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Didn’t realize the top 100 was names that are searched the most on the name Berry site. Does that mean I need to change my vote? If i can, I vote Jacqueline!

GATI Says:

December 30th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Well, since my first daughter’s name is #91, I have to go with our possible pick for daughter number 2 for #101. That would be Magnolia.

leah_9 Says:

December 31st, 2011 at 1:56 am

Beatrice?

lemon Says:

January 2nd, 2012 at 2:41 am

So many great names on this list, and so many great guesses already – in particular, I could see Daphne, Adele, Zara, Rosalie, or Agnes being #101. However, the one I had the check three times just to make sure it wasn’t on this list was (and, yes, this is my guess)…

RAMONA!

Lesley Says:

January 2nd, 2012 at 2:45 pm

My guess is Tillie.

CountryLizB Says:

January 2nd, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I am to guess Agnes.

MeganJoy Says:

January 2nd, 2012 at 9:17 pm

My guess is Liliana

This is my niece’s name <3

morgandawna Says:

January 3rd, 2012 at 11:05 pm

If it’s not too late I’m going to guess my current favorite for baby #3: June.

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