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Girl Names Trendier Than You Think

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The trendiest baby girl names right now may be a very different group than you'd guess, especially for the first-time parent new to recent baby-naming fads and trends.

What does trendiness mean when it comes to baby names? We'd call a trendy name that is at the height of stylishness right now, but probably wasn't a generation ago...and may not be a generation from now. Trendy names are usually hot for a decade, though they may remain widely used for years, or even forever. Today's trendy name might well me tomorrow's classic.

Among the most popular trendy girl names in the US Top 100 are Amelia, Evelyn, Harper, Aubrey, Luna, Aria, Isla, and Everly. Girl names that are incredibly fashionable yet not as widely used include Aveline, Seraphina, Elodie, and Frankie.

From cool vintage girl names like Iris and Evelyn, to modern nature names like Juniper and Wren, here are some surprisingly trendy names for baby girls.

  • Ada

    Ada is derived from the German name Adelaide, which came from the ancient name Adalheidis. The root, adal, is a Germanic word meaning “noble.” Ada can also be considered a variation of... Read More 

  • Adelaide

    Adelaide is now heading straight uphill on the coattails of such newly popular sisters as Ava, Ada, and Audrey, and in the company of Adeline and Amelia. It was chosen by actress Katherine Heigl... Read More 

  • Adeline

    Adeline originated as a French diminutive of Adele, which came from the Germanic root adal, meaning “noble.” Adeline was introduced to England by the Normans in the eleventh century, was... Read More 

  • Alice

    Alice was derived from the Old French name Aalis, a diminutive of Adelais that itself came from the Germanic name Adalhaidis. Adalhaidis, from which the name Adelaide is also derived, is composed... Read More 

  • Amara

    Amara is the Italian word for bitter, from the same root as Mary and Miriam. It has separate roots in West Africa as a name that means “grace” in the Igbo language. These two meanings are the... Read More 

  • Amelia

    Amelia is derived from the German name Amalia, which in turn is a variation of Amalberga. The root, amal, is a Germanic word meaning “work,” and in the context of female given names suggests... Read More 

  • Angelina

    The gorgeous Angelina Jolie has promoted the star power of her name and changed Angelina's image from delicate to intense, from older Italian mama to stylish multi-cultural child. Kids might... Read More 

  • Annabelle

    This is a charming name on the rise along with other-belle names, especially in this form, but also appealing in the more streamlined Annabel spelling, made famous by the Edgar Allen Poe poem... Read More 

  • Arabella

    Arabella was used as a given name beginning in the 12th century with the birth of Arabella de Leuchars, granddaughter of William the Lion, King of Scotland. It is derived from the Latin... Read More 

  • Aria

    Aria has origins in both Italian and Hebrew. In the former, Aria's literal meaning, air, is meant as a musical term denoting a kind of song or melody. Hebrew Aria is a variation of Ari, meaning... Read More 

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