Is there anything more fun (or overwhelming!) than hunting for the perfect name for your baby girl? With thousands and thousands of options out there, and each prettier than the last, we bet your list is pretty long. But fear not, because there is a list out there that is definitely much longer than yours, and we’ve got it right here.

Every year the Social Security Association puts out their long-awaited list of 1,000 most popular baby names, and the baby girl names other parents are picking are so much fun to browse. There are lots of flower and nature names (like Magnolia and River) on here, with elegant and vintage favorites scattered up and down the list. You’ll also notice many top names that can be shortened to Ellie, which is cool as elle is French for “she.”

The top 1,000 girl names include modern and gender-neutral picks, but the top 25 (detailed below with meanings) are trending uber-feminine and pretty. Beauties Belle and Bella made it, too (the former just barely), with French and other European names having a major moment. And the letter y is prevalent right now to feminize neutral names (Madisyn, Londyn, Emersyn). If you’re starting from scratch, you’ll find lots of inspiration for both rare names and baby girl name trends. 

Whether you’re looking to set your girl apart from the crowd in a big way or use something more recognizable, here are the top 1,000 baby girl names with special mention and details on America’s best of the best. Where do your favorite girl names fall?


The Top 10 Best Girl Baby Names

  1. Olivia: It probably comes as no surprise to most that this pretty pick takes the top spot, as we all know at least a handful of Olivias age 10 and under, no? The Latin name meaning “olive tree” is just lovely. 

  2. Emma: In second position is a vintage girls’ name from the German translating to “universal.” 

  3. Ava: Number 3 has mixed origins (Hebrew, Latin, and Germanic) and an assortment of meanings so you can ascribe to it the one that feels like the best fit: “life; bird; or water/island.”

  4. Charlotte: Sweet Char, Charlie, or Lottie will love her name that has pretty much always been popular since the naming charts began. The French name meaning “free man” remained well within the top 300, even during its lowest ranking years. 

  5. Sophia: From the Greek, meaning “wisdom,” it’s a flowing yet understated name that’s been on the rise since the early 2000’s. 

  6. Amelia: With a soft sound and the strong meaning “work,” we love seeing her in the top 10!

  7. Isabella: More romantic vibes for our top names, featuring a four-syllable stunner that has Spanish/Italian origins (as a version of Elizabeth, “pledged to God”) and global appeal.

  8. Mia: Meaning “mine” in Italian, it’s a gorgeous name bursting with love and pride for your little girl.

  9. Evelyn: More vintage vibes for our top girl name list, this one means “desired” from the French and shares a German root with Ava for the alternate meaning “water/island.”

  10. Harper: You’re not alone if you feel like you woke up one day and this one was everywhere. English for “harp player,” the moniker was first known for feminine use by the novelist Harper Lee (for whom it was originally a surname). 

The Best Girl Baby Names: 11–25 

  1. Camila: Spanish from the Latin, meaning “young ceremonial attendant,” it’s a spirited name with vague nature ties (for its adjacency to the camellia flower). 

  2. Gianna: European names are ranking high at the moment, and this beaut from Italy is no exception. It translates to “the Lord is gracious,” as a shortened version of Giovanna. 

  3. Abigail: She might not have made the top 10, but don’t discount this old-fashioned feeling Hebrew name which translates adorably to “my father is joyful.” (Insert tearful-smiling emoji here!).

  4. Luna: Your little “moon” child will grow beautifully into this soulful Italian baby girl name.

  5. Ella: With mixed English and German roots meaning “fairy maiden” or “completely,” it’s a short and sweet name idea for a little girl.

  6. Elizabeth: While the boys’ top 25 was loaded with classics like Henry and William, this name beloved for centuries is one of the few for the girls that you hear often now and throughout history. It means “pledged to God.”

  7. Sofia: You’re not seeing double; the Spanish spelling of Sophia also ranks high!

  8. Emily: It’s been big since the 1980’s (and had been from the 1880’s to the 1960’s!) and shows no signs of slowing down soon. Meaning “rival” of Latin roots, it has fire to it, despite a soft and feminine sound. 

  9. Avery: A gender-neutral name (ranking in the low 200’s for boys), it has the adorable meaning “ruler of the elves.”

  10. Mila: The pretty girls’ name of Slavic/Russian roots means “gracious” or “dear.”

  11. Scarlett: There are three spelling variations in the top 1,000 girl names of this strikingly beautiful girls’ name that means “red.” 

  12. Eleanor: More vintage adorableness is always welcome here. In the age of “cottagecore” and clogs, it should come as no surprise that an ancient French Provincial name is back in. Would you believe she ranked three spots higher in 2020 than she did in 1920?

  13. Madison: The English name meaning “son of Matthew” used to be more prevalent for boys, but is now barely in the top 900 for that list and has been sitting pretty in the girls’ top names for over 20 years. 

  14. Layla: An anglicized, phonetic spelling of the Arabic name Leila, it means “night.”

  15. Penelope: This Greek baby girl name translates to “weaver” and offers up lots of fun nickname options like Penny, Nelly, Penel, and Poppy.

The Best Girl Baby Names: 26–100

  1. Aria
  2. Chloe
  3. Grace
  4. Ellie
  5. Nora
  6. Hazel
  7. Zoey
  8. Riley
  9. Victoria
  10. Lily
  11. Aurora
  12. Violet
  13. Nova
  14. Hannah
  15. Emilia
  16. Zoe
  17. Stella
  18. Everly
  19. Isla
  20. Leah
  21. Lillian
  22. Addison
  23. Willow
  24. Lucy
  25. Paisley
  26. Natalie
  27. Naomi
  28. Eliana
  29. Brooklyn
  30. Elena
  31. Aubrey
  32. Claire
  33. Ivy
  34. Kinsley
  35. Audrey
  36. Maya
  37. Genesis
  38. Skylar
  39. Bella
  40. Aaliyah
  41. Madelyn
  42. Savannah
  43. Anna
  44. Delilah
  45. Serenity
  46. Caroline
  47. Kennedy
  48. Valentina
  49. Ruby
  50. Sophie
  51. Alice
  52. Gabriella
  53. Sadie
  54. Ariana
  55. Allison
  56. Hailey
  57. Autumn
  58. Nevaeh
  59. Natalia
  60. Quinn
  61. Josephine
  62. Sarah
  63. Cora
  64. Emery
  65. Samantha
  66. Piper
  67. Leilani
  68. Eva
  69. Everleigh
  70. Madeline
  71. Lydia
  72. Jade
  73. Peyton
  74. Brielle
  75. Adeline

The Best Girl Baby Names 101–200

  1. Vivian
  2. Rylee
  3. Clara
  4. Raelynn
  5. Melanie
  6. Melody
  7. Julia
  8. Athena
  9. Maria
  10. Liliana
  11. Hadley
  12. Arya
  13. Rose
  14. Reagan
  15. Eliza
  16. Adalynn
  17. Kaylee
  18. Lyla
  19. Mackenzie
  20. Alaia
  21. Isabelle
  22. Charlie
  23. Arianna
  24. Mary
  25. Remi
  26. Margaret
  27. Iris
  28. Parker
  29. Ximena
  30. Eden
  31. Ayla
  32. Kylie
  33. Elliana
  34. Josie
  35. Katherine
  36. Faith
  37. Alexandra
  38. Eloise
  39. Adalyn
  40. Amaya
  41. Jasmine
  42. Amara
  43. Daisy
  44. Reese
  45. Valerie
  46. Brianna
  47. Cecilia
  48. Andrea
  49. Summer
  50. Valeria
  51. Norah
  52. Ariella
  53. Esther
  54. Ashley
  55. Emerson
  56. Aubree
  57. Isabel
  58. Anastasia
  59. Ryleigh
  60. Khloe
  61. Taylor
  62. Londyn
  63. Lucia
  64. Emersyn
  65. Callie
  66. Sienna
  67. Blakely
  68. Kehlani
  69. Genevieve
  70. Alina
  71. Bailey
  72. Juniper
  73. Maeve
  74. Molly
  75. Harmony
  76. Georgia
  77. Magnolia
  78. Catalina
  79. Freya
  80. Juliette
  81. Sloane
  82. June
  83. Sara
  84. Ada
  85. Kimberly
  86. River
  87. Ember
  88. Juliana
  89. Aliyah
  90. Millie
  91. Brynlee
  92. Teagan
  93. Morgan
  94. Jordyn
  95. London
  96. Alaina
  97. Olive
  98. Rosalie
  99. Alyssa
  100. Ariel

The Best Girl Baby Names 201–300

  1. Finley
  2. Arabella
  3. Journee
  4. Hope
  5. Leila
  6. Alana
  7. Gemma
  8. Vanessa
  9. Gracie
  10. Noelle
  11. Marley
  12. Elise
  13. Presley
  14. Kamila
  15. Zara
  16. Amy
  17. Kayla
  18. Payton
  19. Blake
  20. Ruth
  21. Alani
  22. Annabelle
  23. Sage
  24. Aspen
  25. Laila
  26. Lila
  27. Rachel
  28. Trinity
  29. Daniela
  30. Alexa
  31. Lilly
  32. Lauren
  33. Elsie
  34. Margot
  35. Adelyn
  36. Zuri
  37. Brooke
  38. Sawyer
  39. Lilah
  40. Lola
  41. Selena
  42. Mya
  43. Sydney
  44. Diana
  45. Ana
  46. Vera
  47. Alayna
  48. Nyla
  49. Elaina
  50. Rebecca
  51. Angela
  52. Kali
  53. Alivia
  54. Raegan
  55. Rowan
  56. Phoebe
  57. Camilla
  58. Joanna
  59. Malia
  60. Vivienne
  61. Dakota
  62. Brooklynn
  63. Evangeline
  64. Camille
  65. Jane
  66. Nicole
  67. Catherine
  68. Jocelyn
  69. Julianna
  70. Lena
  71. Lucille
  72. Mckenna
  73. Paige
  74. Adelaide
  75. Charlee
  76. Mariana
  77. Myla
  78. Mckenzie
  79. Tessa
  80. Miriam
  81. Oakley
  82. Kailani
  83. Alayah
  84. Amira
  85. Adaline
  86. Phoenix
  87. Milani
  88. Annie
  89. Lia
  90. Angelina
  91. Harley
  92. Cali
  93. Maggie
  94. Hayden
  95. Leia
  96. Fiona
  97. Briella
  98. Journey
  99. Lennon
  100. Saylor 

The Best Girl Baby Names 301–400

  1. Jayla
  2. Kaia
  3. Thea
  4. Adriana
  5. Mariah
  6. Juliet
  7. Oaklynn
  8. Kiara
  9. Alexis
  10. Haven
  11. Aniyah
  12. Delaney
  13. Gracelynn
  14. Kendall
  15. Winter
  16. Lilith
  17. Logan
  18. Amiyah
  19. Evie
  20. Alexandria
  21. Gracelyn
  22. Gabriela
  23. Sutton
  24. Harlow
  25. Madilyn
  26. Makayla
  27. Evelynn
  28. Gia
  29. Nina
  30. Amina
  31. Giselle
  32. Brynn
  33. Blair
  34. Amari
  35. Octavia
  36. Michelle
  37. Talia
  38. Demi
  39. Alaya
  40. Kaylani
  41. Izabella
  42. Fatima
  43. Tatum
  44. Makenzie
  45. Lilliana
  46. Arielle
  47. Palmer
  48. Melissa
  49. Willa
  50. Samara
  51. Destiny
  52. Dahlia
  53. Celeste
  54. Ainsley
  55. Rylie
  56. Reign
  57. Laura
  58. Adelynn
  59. Gabrielle
  60. Remington
  61. Wren
  62. Brinley
  63. Amora
  64. Lainey
  65. Collins
  66. Lexi
  67. Aitana
  68. Alessandra
  69. Kenzie
  70. Raelyn
  71. Elle
  72. Everlee
  73. Haisley
  74. Hallie
  75. Wynter
  76. Daleyza
  77. Gwendolyn
  78. Paislee
  79. Ariyah
  80. Veronica
  81. Heidi
  82. Anaya
  83. Cataleya
  84. Kira
  85. Avianna
  86. Felicity
  87. Aylin
  88. Miracle
  89. Sabrina
  90. Lana
  91. Ophelia
  92. Elianna
  93. Royalty
  94. Madeleine
  95. Esmeralda
  96. Joy
  97. Kalani
  98. Esme
  99. Jessica
  100. Leighton

The Best Girl Baby Names 401–500

  1. Ariah
  2. Makenna
  3. Nylah
  4. Viviana
  5. Camryn
  6. Cassidy
  7. Dream
  8. Luciana
  9. Maisie
  10. Stevie
  11. Kate
  12. Lyric
  13. Daniella
  14. Alicia
  15. Daphne
  16. Frances
  17. Charli
  18. Raven
  19. Paris
  20. Nayeli
  21. Serena
  22. Heaven
  23. Bianca
  24. Helen
  25. Hattie
  26. Averie
  27. Mabel
  28. Selah
  29. Allie
  30. Marlee
  31. Kinley
  32. Regina
  33. Carmen
  34. Jennifer
  35. Jordan
  36. Alison
  37. Stephanie
  38. Maren
  39. Kayleigh
  40. Angel
  41. Annalise
  42. Jacqueline
  43. Braelynn
  44. Emory
  45. Rosemary
  46. Scarlet
  47. Amanda
  48. Danielle
  49. Emelia
  50. Ryan
  51. Carolina
  52. Astrid
  53. Kensley
  54. Shiloh
  55. Maci
  56. Francesca
  57. Rory
  58. Celine
  59. Kamryn
  60. Zariah
  61. Liana
  62. Poppy
  63. Maliyah
  64. Keira
  65. Skyler
  66. Noa
  67. Skye
  68. Nadia
  69. Addilyn
  70. Rosie
  71. Eve
  72. Sarai
  73. Edith
  74. Jolene
  75. Maddison
  76. Meadow
  77. Charleigh
  78. Matilda
  79. Elliott
  80. Madelynn
  81. Holly
  82. Leona
  83. Azalea
  84. Katie
  85. Mira
  86. Ari
  87. Kaitlyn
  88. Danna
  89. Cameron
  90. Kyla
  91. Bristol
  92. Kora
  93. Armani
  94. Nia
  95. Malani
  96. Dylan
  97. Remy
  98. Maia
  99. Dior
  100. Legacy

The Best Girl Baby Names 501–600

  1. Alessia
  2. Shelby
  3. Maryam
  4. Sylvia
  5. Yaretzi
  6. Lorelei
  7. Madilynn
  8. Abby
  9. Helena
  10. Jimena
  11. Elisa
  12. Renata
  13. Amber
  14. Aviana
  15. Carter
  16. Emmy
  17. Haley
  18. Alondra
  19. Elaine
  20. Erin
  21. April
  22. Emely
  23. Imani
  24. Kennedi
  25. Lorelai
  26. Hanna
  27. Kelsey
  28. Aurelia
  29. Colette
  30. Jaliyah
  31. Kylee
  32. Macie
  33. Aisha
  34. Dorothy
  35. Charley
  36. Kathryn
  37. Adelina
  38. Adley
  39. Monroe
  40. Sierra
  41. Ailani
  42. Miranda
  43. Mikayla
  44. Alejandra
  45. Amirah
  46. Jada
  47. Jazlyn
  48. Jenna
  49. Jayleen
  50. Beatrice
  51. Kendra
  52. Lyra
  53. Nola
  54. Emberly
  55. Mckinley
  56. Myra
  57. Katalina
  58. Antonella
  59. Zelda
  60. Alanna
  61. Amaia
  62. Priscilla
  63. Briar
  64. Kaliyah
  65. Itzel
  66. Oaklyn
  67. Alma
  68. Mallory
  69. Novah
  70. Amalia
  71. Fernanda
  72. Alia
  73. Angelica
  74. Elliot
  75. Justice
  76. Mae
  77. Cecelia
  78. Gloria
  79. Ariya
  80. Virginia
  81. Cheyenne
  82. Aleah
  83. Jemma
  84. Henley
  85. Meredith
  86. Leyla
  87. Lennox
  88. Ensley
  89. Zahra
  90. Reina
  91. Frankie
  92. Lylah
  93. Nalani
  94. Reyna
  95. Saige
  96. Ivanna
  97. Aleena
  98. Emerie
  99. Ivory
  100. Leslie

The Best Girl Baby Names 601–700

  1. Alora
  2. Ashlyn
  3. Bethany
  4. Bonnie
  5. Sasha
  6. Xiomara
  7. Salem
  8. Adrianna
  9. Dayana
  10. Clementine
  11. Karina
  12. Karsyn
  13. Emmie
  14. Julie
  15. Julieta
  16. Briana
  17. Carly
  18. Macy
  19. Marie
  20. Oaklee
  21. Christina
  22. Malaysia
  23. Ellis
  24. Irene
  25. Anne
  26. Anahi
  27. Mara
  28. Rhea
  29. Davina
  30. Dallas
  31. Jayda
  32. Mariam
  33. Skyla
  34. Siena
  35. Elora
  36. Marilyn
  37. Jazmin
  38. Megan
  39. Rosa
  40. Savanna
  41. Allyson
  42. Milan
  43. Coraline
  44. Johanna
  45. Melany
  46. Chelsea
  47. Michaela
  48. Melina
  49. Angie
  50. Cassandra
  51. Yara
  52. Kassidy
  53. Liberty
  54. Lilian
  55. Avah
  56. Anya
  57. Laney
  58. Navy
  59. Opal
  60. Amani
  61. Zaylee
  62. Mina
  63. Sloan
  64. Romina
  65. Ashlynn
  66. Aliza
  67. Liv
  68. Malaya
  69. Blaire
  70. Janelle
  71. Kara
  72. Analia
  73. Hadassah
  74. Hayley
  75. Karla
  76. Chaya
  77. Cadence
  78. Kyra
  79. Alena
  80. Ellianna
  81. Katelyn
  82. Kimber
  83. Laurel
  84. Lina
  85. Capri
  86. Braelyn
  87. Faye
  88. Kamiyah
  89. Kenna
  90. Louise
  91. Calliope
  92. Kaydence
  93. Nala
  94. Tiana
  95. Aileen
  96. Sunny
  97. Zariyah
  98. Milana
  99. Giuliana
  100. Eileen

The Best Girl Baby Names 701–800

  1. Elodie
  2. Rayna
  3. Monica
  4. Galilea
  5. Journi
  6. Lara
  7. Marina
  8. Aliana
  9. Harmoni
  10. Jamie
  11. Holland
  12. Emmalyn
  13. Lauryn
  14. Chanel
  15. Tinsley
  16. Jessie
  17. Lacey
  18. Elyse
  19. Janiyah
  20. Jolie
  21. Ezra
  22. Marleigh
  23. Roselyn
  24. Lillie
  25. Louisa
  26. Madisyn
  27. Penny
  28. Kinslee
  29. Treasure
  30. Zaniyah
  31. Estella
  32. Jaylah
  33. Khaleesi
  34. Alexia
  35. Dulce
  36. Indie
  37. Maxine
  38. Waverly
  39. Giovanna
  40. Miley
  41. Saoirse
  42. Estrella
  43. Greta
  44. Rosalia
  45. Mylah
  46. Teresa
  47. Bridget
  48. Kelly
  49. Adalee
  50. Aubrie
  51. Lea
  52. Harlee
  53. Anika
  54. Itzayana
  55. Hana
  56. Kaisley
  57. Mikaela
  58. Naya
  59. Avalynn
  60. Margo
  61. Sevyn
  62. Florence
  63. Keilani
  64. Lyanna
  65. Joelle
  66. Kataleya
  67. Royal
  68. Averi
  69. Kallie
  70. Winnie
  71. Baylee
  72. Martha
  73. Pearl
  74. Alaiya
  75. Rayne
  76. Sylvie
  77. Brylee
  78. Jazmine
  79. Ryann
  80. Kori
  81. Noemi
  82. Haylee
  83. Julissa
  84. Celia
  85. Laylah
  86. Rebekah
  87. Rosalee
  88. Aya
  89. Bria
  90. Adele
  91. Aubrielle
  92. Tiffany
  93. Addyson
  94. Kai
  95. Bellamy
  96. Leilany
  97. Princess
  98. Chana
  99. Estelle
  100. Selene

The Best Girl Baby Names 801–900

  1. Sky
  2. Dani
  3. Thalia
  4. Ellen
  5. Rivka
  6. Amelie
  7. Andi
  8. Kynlee
  9. Raina
  10. Vienna
  11. Alianna
  12. Livia
  13. Madalyn
  14. Mercy
  15. Novalee
  16. Ramona
  17. Vada
  18. Berkley
  19. Gwen
  20. Persephone
  21. Milena
  22. Paula
  23. Clare
  24. Kairi
  25. Linda
  26. Paulina
  27. Kamilah
  28. Amoura
  29. Hunter
  30. Isabela
  31. Karen
  32. Marianna
  33. Sariyah
  34. Theodora
  35. Annika
  36. Kyleigh
  37. Nellie
  38. Scarlette
  39. Keyla
  40. Kailey
  41. Mavis
  42. Lilianna
  43. Rosalyn
  44. Sariah
  45. Tori
  46. Yareli
  47. Aubriella
  48. Bexley
  49. Bailee
  50. Jianna
  51. Keily
  52. Annabella
  53. Azariah
  54. Denisse
  55. Promise
  56. August
  57. Hadlee
  58. Halle
  59. Fallon
  60. Oakleigh
  61. Zaria
  62. Jaylin
  63. Paisleigh
  64. Crystal
  65. Ila
  66. Aliya
  67. Cynthia
  68. Giana
  69. Maleah
  70. Rylan
  71. Aniya
  72. Denise
  73. Emmeline
  74. Scout
  75. Simone
  76. Noah
  77. Zora
  78. Meghan
  79. Landry
  80. Ainhoa
  81. Lilyana
  82. Noor
  83. Belen
  84. Brynleigh
  85. Cleo
  86. Meilani
  87. Karter
  88. Amaris
  89. Frida
  90. Iliana
  91. Violeta
  92. Addisyn
  93. Nancy
  94. Denver
  95. Leanna
  96. Braylee
  97. Kiana
  98. Wrenley
  99. Barbara

The Best Girl Baby Names 901–1,000

  1. Khalani
  2. Aspyn
  3. Ellison
  4. Judith
  5. Robin
  6. Valery
  7. Aila
  8. Deborah
  9. Cara
  10. Clarissa
  11. Iyla
  12. Lexie
  13. Anais
  14. Kaylie
  15. Nathalie
  16. Alisson
  17. Della
  18. Addilynn
  19. Elsa
  20. Zoya
  21. Layne
  22. Marlowe
  23. Jovie
  24. Kenia
  25. Samira
  26. Jaylee
  27. Jenesis
  28. Etta
  29. Shay
  30. Amayah
  31. Avayah
  32. Egypt
  33. Flora
  34. Raquel
  35. Whitney
  36. Zola
  37. Giavanna
  38. Raya
  39. Veda
  40. Halo
  41. Paloma
  42. Nataly
  43. Whitley
  44. Dalary
  45. Drew
  46. Guadalupe
  47. Kamari
  48. Esperanza
  49. Loretta
  50. Malayah
  51. Natasha
  52. Stormi
  53. Ansley
  54. Carolyn
  55. Corinne
  56. Paola
  57. Brittany
  58. Emerald
  59. Freyja
  60. Zainab
  61. Artemis
  62. Jillian
  63. Kimora
  64. Zoie
  65. Aislinn
  66. Emmaline
  67. Ayleen
  68. Queen
  69. Jaycee
  70. Murphy
  71. Nyomi
  72. Elina
  73. Hadleigh
  74. Marceline
  75. Marisol
  76. Yasmin
  77. Zendaya
  78. Chandler
  79. Emani
  80. Jaelynn
  81. Kaiya
  82. Nathalia
  83. Violette
  84. Joyce
  85. Paityn
  86. Elisabeth
  87. Emmalynn
  88. Luella
  89. Yamileth
  90. Aarya
  91. Luisa
  92. Zhuri
  93. Araceli
  94. Harleigh
  95. Madalynn
  96. Melani
  97. Laylani
  98. Magdalena
  99. Mazikeen
  100. Belle
  101. Kadence

 

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