Top 1,000 Baby Girl Names

The Most Popular Girl Names

Choosing a name for your baby is a large responsibility that can be both a stressful and enjoyable experience. Naming your baby is one of the first and most important decisions you will make for your little one.

Many people expecting a baby hope to incorporate meaning into their baby's name, as well as honor family and cultural heritage or traditions. Here are some things to consider as you name your baby girl and a list of the recently most popular baby girl names, as recorded by the Social Security Administration.

top baby names for girls
Illustration by Emily Roberts, Verywell

How Many Names Will She Have?

The traditional number of names in the United States is three names: a first name, a middle name, and your family or last name. There are certainly some families who have a tradition of two middle names, or no middle name at all. Ultimately, however, it's up to you how many names your daughter will have.

Whether it's two, three, or more, also consider what the initials will be. Will they spell out something undesirable?

Whose Name Will She Share?

Naming a baby for a family member is a tradition that a lot of families share. While the thought process behind sharing a name may be common, how families execute this sharing of names is very different. In some parts of the country, or depending on your cultural traditions, it is more common to designate a mother's last name into the child's official name as a middle name.

Some families may also get creative by creating new combinations with their daughters' names. For instance, you could blend the sounds of both parents names, incorporate birth parents' names, or use different names that have similar meanings or sounds.

Outside of family, also consider popular, unpopular, and inspirational figures who will share your baby girl's name.

Consider Gender-Specific Names

Up until about the late 1990s, baby names were decidedly girl names or boy names, with few exceptions. Today's names can be much more gender-neutral, with names that represent both traditional male and female names, or names that can be either, both, or neither.

The Social Security Administration

Around Mother's Day, the Social Security Administration (SSA) releases the most popular baby names from the previous year. This is determined by birth certificate data. If you need some help choosing your baby's name, or would just like to look through some of the most popular baby names throughout the year—as far back as the 1800s—you can use the Social Security Administration's website as a baby-naming resource.

For the 2017 release, here are the top 1,000 most popular baby girl names. This year's list has some familiar names, such as Emma and Oliva, which are still topping the charts, but also welcomes some new additions, such as Evelyn, which nabbed a spot in the top 10, and Amelia, which jumped from number 13 to number 8. The 2017 baby girl names list also has some newcomers with names that end in "a" sounds, including Cora, Amara, and Maia, a twist to the still-popular Mia.

Top 1,000 Baby Girl Names

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Isabella
  5. Sophia
  6. Mia
  7. Charlotte
  8. Amelia
  9. Evelyn
  10. Abigail
  11. Harper
  12. Emily
  13. Elizabeth
  14. Avery
  15. Sofia
  16. Ella
  17. Madison
  18. Scarlett
  19. Victoria
  20. Aria
  21. Grace
  22. Chloe
  23. Camila
  24. Penelope
  25. Riley
  26. Layla
  27. Lillian
  28. Nora
  29. Zoey
  30. Mila
  31. Aubrey
  32. Hannah
  33. Lily
  34. Addison
  35. Eleanor
  36. Natalie
  37. Luna
  38. Savannah
  39. Brooklyn
  40. Leah
  41. Zoe
  42. Stella
  43. Hazel
  44. Ellie
  45. Paisley
  46. Audrey
  47. Skylar
  48. Violet
  49. Claire
  50. Bella
  51. Aurora
  52. Lucy
  53. Anna
  54. Samantha
  55. Caroline
  56. Genesis
  57. Aaliyah
  58. Kennedy
  59. Kinsley
  60. Allison
  61. Maya
  62. Sarah
  63. Madelyn
  64. Adeline
  65. Alexa
  66. Ariana
  67. Elena
  68. Gabriella
  69. Naomi
  70. Alice
  71. Sadie
  72. Hailey
  73. Eva
  74. Emilia
  75. Autumn
  76. Quinn
  77. Nevaeh
  78. Piper
  79. Ruby
  80. Serenity
  81. Willow
  82. Everly
  83. Cora
  84. Kaylee
  85. Lydia
  86. Aubree
  87. Arianna
  88. Eliana
  89. Peyton
  90. Melanie
  91. Gianna
  92. Isabelle
  93. Julia
  94. Valentina
  95. Nova
  96. Clara
  97. Vivian
  98. Reagan
  99. Mackenzie
  100. Madeline
  101. Brielle
  102. Delilah
  103. Isla
  104. Rylee
  105. Katherine
  106. Sophie
  107. Josephine
  108. Ivy
  109. Liliana
  110. Jade
  111. Maria
  112. Taylor
  113. Hadley
  114. Kylie
  115. Emery
  116. Adalynn
  117. Natalia
  118. Annabelle
  119. Faith
  120. Alexandra
  121. Ximena
  122. Ashley
  123. Brianna
  124. Raelynn
  125. Bailey
  126. Mary
  127. Athena
  128. Andrea
  129. Leilani
  130. Jasmine
  131. Lyla
  132. Margaret
  133. Alyssa
  134. Adalyn
  135. Arya
  136. Norah
  137. Khloe
  138. Kayla
  139. Eden
  140. Eliza
  141. Rose
  142. Ariel
  143. Melody
  144. Alexis
  145. Isabel
  146. Sydney
  147. Juliana
  148. Lauren
  149. Iris
  150. Emerson
  151. London
  152. Morgan
  153. Lilly
  154. Charlie
  155. Aliyah
  156. Valeria
  157. Arabella
  158. Sara
  159. Finley
  160. Trinity
  161. Ryleigh
  162. Jordyn
  163. Jocelyn
  164. Kimberly
  165. Esther
  166. Molly
  167. Valerie
  168. Cecilia
  1. Anastasia
  2. Daisy
  3. Reese
  4. Laila
  5. Mya
  6. Amy
  7. Teagan
  8. Amaya
  9. Elise
  10. Harmony
  11. Paige
  12. Adaline
  13. Fiona
  14. Alaina
  15. Nicole
  16. Genevieve
  17. Lucia
  18. Alina
  19. Mckenzie
  20. Callie
  21. Payton
  22. Eloise
  23. Brooke
  24. Londyn
  25. Mariah
  26. Julianna
  27. Rachel
  28. Daniela
  29. Gracie
  30. Catherine
  31. Angelina
  32. Presley
  33. Josie
  34. Harley
  35. Adelyn
  36. Vanessa
  37. Makayla
  38. Parker
  39. Juliette
  40. Amara
  41. Marley
  42. Lila
  43. Ana
  44. Rowan
  45. Alana
  46. Michelle
  47. Malia
  48. Rebecca
  49. Brooklynn
  50. Brynlee
  51. Summer
  52. Sloane
  53. Leila
  54. Sienna
  55. Adriana
  56. Sawyer
  57. Kendall
  58. Juliet
  59. Destiny
  60. Alayna
  61. Elliana
  62. Diana
  63. Hayden
  64. Ayla
  65. Dakota
  66. Angela
  67. Noelle
  68. Rosalie
  69. Joanna
  70. Jayla
  71. Alivia
  72. Lola
  73. Emersyn
  74. Georgia
  75. Selena
  76. June
  77. Daleyza
  78. Tessa
  79. Maggie
  80. Jessica
  81. Remi
  82. Delaney
  83. Camille
  84. Vivienne
  85. Hope
  86. Mckenna
  87. Gemma
  88. Olive
  89. Alexandria
  90. Blakely
  91. Izabella
  92. Catalina
  93. Raegan
  94. Journee
  95. Gabrielle
  96. Lucille
  97. Ruth
  98. Amiyah
  99. Evangeline
  100. Blake
  101. Thea
  102. Amina
  103. Giselle
  104. Lilah
  105. Melissa
  106. River
  107. Kate
  108. Adelaide
  109. Charlee
  110. Vera
  111. Leia
  112. Gabriela
  113. Zara
  114. Jane
  115. Journey
  116. Elaina
  117. Miriam
  118. Briella
  119. Stephanie
  120. Cali
  121. Ember
  122. Lilliana
  123. Aniyah
  124. Logan
  125. Kamila
  126. Brynn
  127. Ariella
  128. Makenzie
  129. Annie
  130. Mariana
  131. Kali
  132. Haven
  133. Elsie
  134. Nyla
  135. Paris
  136. Lena
  137. Freya
  138. Adelynn
  139. Lyric
  140. Camilla
  141. Sage
  142. Jennifer
  143. Paislee
  144. Talia
  145. Alessandra
  146. Juniper
  147. Fatima
  148. Raelyn
  149. Amira
  150. Arielle
  151. Phoebe
  152. Kinley
  153. Ada
  154. Nina
  155. Ariah
  156. Samara
  157. Myla
  158. Brinley
  159. Cassidy
  160. Maci
  161. Aspen
  162. Allie
  163. Keira
  164. Kaia
  165. Makenna
  166. Amanda
  167. Heaven
  1. Joy
  2. Lia
  3. Madilyn
  4. Gracelyn
  5. Laura
  6. Evelynn
  7. Lexi
  8. Haley
  9. Miranda
  10. Kaitlyn
  11. Daniella
  12. Felicity
  13. Jacqueline
  14. Evie
  15. Angel
  16. Danielle
  17. Ainsley
  18. Dylan
  19. Kiara
  20. Millie
  21. Jordan
  22. Maddison
  23. Rylie
  24. Alicia
  25. Maeve
  26. Margot
  27. Kylee
  28. Phoenix
  29. Heidi
  30. Zuri
  31. Alondra
  32. Lana
  33. Madeleine
  34. Gracelynn
  35. Kenzie
  36. Miracle
  37. Shelby
  38. Elle
  39. Adrianna
  40. Bianca
  41. Addilyn
  42. Kira
  43. Veronica
  44. Gwendolyn
  45. Esmeralda
  46. Chelsea
  47. Alison
  48. Skyler
  49. Magnolia
  50. Daphne
  51. Jenna
  52. Everleigh
  53. Kyla
  54. Braelynn
  55. Harlow
  56. Annalise
  57. Mikayla
  58. Dahlia
  59. Maliyah
  60. Averie
  61. Scarlet
  62. Kayleigh
  63. Luciana
  64. Kelsey
  65. Nadia
  66. Amber
  67. Gia
  68. Kamryn
  69. Yaretzi
  70. Carmen
  71. Jimena
  72. Erin
  73. Christina
  74. Katie
  75. Ryan
  76. Viviana
  77. Alexia
  78. Anaya
  79. Serena
  80. Katelyn
  81. Ophelia
  82. Regina
  83. Helen
  84. Remington
  85. Camryn
  86. Cadence
  87. Royalty
  88. Amari
  89. Kathryn
  90. Skye
  91. Emely
  92. Jada
  93. Ariyah
  94. Aylin
  95. Saylor
  96. Kendra
  97. Cheyenne
  98. Fernanda
  99. Sabrina
  100. Francesca
  101. Eve
  102. Mckinley
  103. Frances
  104. Sarai
  105. Carolina
  106. Kennedi
  107. Nylah
  108. Tatum
  109. Alani
  110. Lennon
  111. Raven
  112. Zariah
  113. Leslie
  114. Winter
  115. Abby
  116. Mabel
  117. Sierra
  118. April
  119. Willa
  120. Carly
  121. Jolene
  122. Rosemary
  123. Aviana
  124. Madelynn
  125. Selah
  126. Renata
  127. Lorelei
  128. Briana
  129. Celeste
  130. Wren
  131. Charleigh
  132. Leighton
  133. Annabella
  134. Jayleen
  135. Braelyn
  136. Ashlyn
  137. Jazlyn
  138. Mira
  139. Oakley
  140. Malaysia
  141. Edith
  142. Avianna
  143. Maryam
  144. Emmalyn
  145. Hattie
  146. Kensley
  147. Macie
  148. Bristol
  149. Marlee
  150. Demi
  151. Cataleya
  152. Maia
  153. Sylvia
  154. Itzel
  155. Allyson
  156. Lilith
  157. Melany
  158. Kaydence
  159. Holly
  160. Nayeli
  161. Meredith
  1. Nia
  2. Liana
  3. Megan
  4. Justice
  5. Bethany
  6. Alejandra
  7. Janelle
  8. Elisa
  9. Adelina
  10. Ashlynn
  11. Elianna
  12. Aleah
  13. Myra
  14. Lainey
  15. Blair
  16. Kassidy
  17. Charley
  18. Virginia
  19. Kara
  20. Helena
  21. Sasha
  22. Julie
  23. Michaela
  24. Carter
  25. Matilda
  26. Kehlani
  27. Henley
  28. Maisie
  29. Hallie
  30. Jazmin
  31. Priscilla
  32. Marilyn
  33. Cecelia
  34. Danna
  35. Colette
  36. Baylee
  37. Elliott
  38. Ivanna
  39. Cameron
  40. Celine
  41. Alayah
  42. Hanna
  43. Imani
  44. Angelica
  45. Emelia
  46. Kalani
  47. Alanna
  48. Lorelai
  49. Macy
  50. Karina
  51. Addyson
  52. Aleena
  53. Aisha
  54. Johanna
  55. Mallory
  56. Leona
  57. Mariam
  58. Kynlee
  59. Madilynn
  60. Karen
  61. Karla
  62. Skyla
  63. Beatrice
  64. Dayana
  65. Gloria
  66. Milani
  67. Savanna
  68. Karsyn
  69. Rory
  70. Giuliana
  71. Lauryn
  72. Liberty
  73. Galilea
  74. Aubrie
  75. Charli
  76. Kyleigh
  77. Brylee
  78. Jillian
  79. Anne
  80. Haylee
  81. Dallas
  82. Azalea
  83. Jayda
  84. Tiffany
  85. Avah
  86. Shiloh
  87. Bailee
  88. Jazmine
  89. Esme
  90. Coraline
  91. Madisyn
  92. Elaine
  93. Lilian
  94. Kyra
  95. Kaliyah
  96. Kora
  97. Octavia
  98. Irene
  99. Kelly
  100. Lacey
  101. Laurel
  102. Adley
  103. Anika
  104. Janiyah
  105. Dorothy
  106. Sutton
  107. Julieta
  108. Kimber
  109. Remy
  110. Cassandra
  111. Rebekah
  112. Collins
  113. Elliot
  114. Emmy
  115. Sloan
  116. Hayley
  117. Amalia
  118. Jemma
  119. Jamie
  120. Melina
  121. Leyla
  122. Jaylah
  123. Anahi
  124. Jaliyah
  125. Kailani
  126. Harlee
  127. Wynter
  128. Saige
  129. Alessia
  130. Monica
  131. Anya
  132. Antonella
  133. Emberly
  134. Khaleesi
  135. Ivory
  136. Greta
  137. Maren
  138. Alena
  139. Emory
  140. Alaia
  141. Cynthia
  142. Addisyn
  143. Alia
  144. Lylah
  145. Angie
  146. Ariya
  147. Alma
  148. Crystal
  149. Jayde
  150. Aileen
  151. Kinslee
  152. Siena
  153. Zelda
  154. Katalina
  155. Marie
  156. Pearl
  157. Reyna
  158. Mae
  159. Zahra
  160. Kailey
  161. Jessie
  162. Tiana
  163. Amirah
  164. Madalyn
  165. Alaya
  166. Lilyana
  167. Julissa
  168. Armani
  1. Lennox
  2. Lillie
  3. Jolie
  4. Laney
  5. Roselyn
  6. Mara
  7. Joelle
  8. Rosa
  9. Kaylani
  10. Bridget
  11. Liv
  12. Oaklyn
  13. Aurelia
  14. Clarissa
  15. Elyse
  16. Marissa
  17. Monroe
  18. Kori
  19. Elsa
  20. Rosie
  21. Amelie
  22. Aitana
  23. Aliza
  24. Eileen
  25. Poppy
  26. Emmie
  27. Braylee
  28. Milana
  29. Addilynn
  30. Royal
  31. Chaya
  32. Frida
  33. Bonnie
  34. Amora
  35. Stevie
  36. Tatiana
  37. Malaya
  38. Mina
  39. Emerie
  40. Reign
  41. Zaylee
  42. Annika
  43. Kenia
  44. Linda
  45. Kenna
  46. Faye
  47. Reina
  48. Brittany
  49. Marina
  50. Astrid
  51. Kadence
  52. Mikaela
  53. Jaelyn
  54. Briar
  55. Kaylie
  56. Teresa
  57. Bria
  58. Hadassah
  59. Lilianna
  60. Guadalupe
  61. Rayna
  62. Chanel
  63. Lyra
  64. Noa
  65. Zariyah
  66. Laylah
  67. Aubrielle
  68. Aniya
  69. Livia
  70. Ellen
  71. Meadow
  72. Amiya
  73. Ellis
  74. Elora
  75. Milan
  76. Hunter
  77. Princess
  78. Leanna
  79. Nathalie
  80. Clementine
  81. Nola
  82. Tenley
  83. Simone
  84. Lina
  85. Marianna
  86. Martha
  87. Sariah
  88. Louisa
  89. Noemi
  90. Emmeline
  91. Kenley
  92. Belen
  93. Erika
  94. Myah
  95. Lara
  96. Amani
  97. Ansley
  98. Everlee
  99. Maleah
  100. Salma
  101. Jaelynn
  102. Kiera
  103. Dulce
  104. Nala
  105. Natasha
  106. Averi
  107. Mercy
  108. Penny
  109. Ariadne
  110. Deborah
  111. Elisabeth
  112. Zaria
  113. Hana
  114. Kairi
  115. Yareli
  116. Raina
  117. Ryann
  118. Lexie
  119. Thalia
  120. Karter
  121. Annabel
  122. Christine
  123. Estella
  124. Keyla
  125. Adele
  126. Aya
  127. Estelle
  128. Landry
  129. Tori
  130. Perla
  131. Lailah
  132. Miah
  133. Rylan
  134. Angelique
  135. Avalynn
  136. Romina
  137. Ari
  138. Jaycee
  139. Jaylene
  140. Kai
  141. Louise
  142. Mavis
  143. Scarlette
  144. Belle
  145. Lea
  146. Nalani
  147. Rivka
  148. Ayleen
  149. Calliope
  150. Dalary
  151. Zaniyah
  152. Kaelyn
  153. Sky
  154. Jewel
  155. Joselyn
  156. Madalynn
  157. Paola
  158. Giovanna
  159. Isabela
  160. Karlee
  161. Aubriella
  162. Azariah
  163. Tinley
  164. Dream
  165. Claudia
  166. Corinne
  167. Erica
  168. Milena
  169. Aliana
  170. Kallie
  171. Alyson
  172. Joyce
  1. Tinsley
  2. Whitney
  3. Emilee
  4. Paisleigh
  5. Carolyn
  6. Jaylee
  7. Zoie
  8. Frankie
  9. Andi
  10. Judith
  11. Paula
  12. Xiomara
  13. Aiyana
  14. Amia
  15. Analia
  16. Audrina
  17. Hadlee
  18. Rayne
  19. Amayah
  20. Cara
  21. Celia
  22. Lyanna
  23. Opal
  24. Amaris
  25. Clare
  26. Gwen
  27. Giana
  28. Veda
  29. Alisha
  30. Davina
  31. Rhea
  32. Sariyah
  33. Noor
  34. Danica
  35. Kathleen
  36. Lillianna
  37. Lindsey
  38. Maxine
  39. Paulina
  40. Hailee
  41. Harleigh
  42. Nancy
  43. Jessa
  44. Raquel
  45. Raylee
  46. Zainab
  47. Chana
  48. Lisa
  49. Heavenly
  50. Oaklynn
  51. Aminah
  52. Emmalynn
  53. Patricia
  54. India
  55. Janessa
  56. Paloma
  57. Ramona
  58. Sandra
  59. Abril
  60. Emmaline
  61. Itzayana
  62. Kassandra
  63. Vienna
  64. Marleigh
  65. Kailyn
  66. Novalee
  67. Rosalyn
  68. Hadleigh
  69. Luella
  70. Taliyah
  71. Avalyn
  72. Barbara
  73. Iliana
  74. Jana
  75. Meilani
  76. Aadhya
  77. Alannah
  78. Blaire
  79. Brenda
  80. Casey
  81. Selene
  82. Lizbeth
  83. Adrienne
  84. Annalee
  85. Malani
  86. Aliya
  87. Miley
  88. Nataly
  89. Bexley
  90. Joslyn
  91. Maliah
  92. Zion
  93. Breanna
  94. Melania
  95. Estrella
  96. Ingrid
  97. Jayden
  98. Kaya
  99. Kaylin
  100. Harmoni
  101. Arely
  102. Jazlynn
  103. Kiana
  104. Dana
  105. Mylah
  106. Oaklee
  107. Ailani
  108. Kailee
  109. Legacy
  110. Marjorie
  111. Paityn
  112. Courtney
  113. Ellianna
  114. Jurnee
  115. Karlie
  116. Evalyn
  117. Holland
  118. Kenya
  119. Magdalena
  120. Carla
  121. Halle
  122. Aryanna
  123. Kaiya
  124. Kimora
  125. Naya
  126. Saoirse
  127. Susan
  128. Desiree
  129. Ensley
  130. Renee
  131. Esperanza
  132. Treasure
  133. Caylee
  134. Ellison
  135. Kristina
  136. Adilynn
  137. Anabelle
  138. Egypt
  139. Spencer
  140. Tegan
  141. Aranza
  142. Vada
  143. Emerald
  144. Florence
  145. Marlowe
  146. Micah
  147. Sonia
  148. Sunny
  149. Tara
  150. Riya
  151. Yara
  152. Alisa
  153. Nathalia
  154. Yamileth
  155. Saanvi
  156. Samira
  157. Sylvie
  158. Brenna
  159. Carlee
  160. Jenny
  161. Miya
  162. Monserrat
  163. Zendaya
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  • Ssa.gov. (2017). Popular Baby Names. https://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/popularnames.cgi.