Popular Baby Names for Girls

The most popular baby names for girls in the U.S. are tallied every year by the Social Security Administration, but the government list counts each spelling separately, masking the true popularity of baby names with many variations such as Lily or Isabella. Here, the 25 baby names that in all their different forms are the most popular names for girls.

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  • Nevaeh

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    Nevaeh has had phenomenal success since singer Sonny Sandoval introduced the idea of turning Heaven around and using it as a baby name. Especially popular with religious parents, Nevaeh has been... Read More 

  • Olivia

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    Olivia, a lovely Shakespearean name with an admirable balance of strength and femininity, is one of the most popular girls' names in the world.... Read More 

  • Samantha

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    Though still a lovely name, Samantha, a long-popular feminization of Samuel, is finally beginning to fade after years of widespread use. The popularity of Samantha was originally inspired by the... Read More 

  • Sophia

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    Sophia, which was the Number 1 girls' name in the US from 2011 to 2013, is among the most popular girls' names in the Western World, with a... Read More 

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