Popular Baby Girl Names

Family/ Parenting
By: IzzyDuncan    
01-Feb-2011

Introduction:Female baby names making the top ten most popular list for 2010 include a variety of monikers of classic names with a long heritage in the United States and countries around the word.

  • 01

    Sophia

    The popularity of the name Sophia has been moving up on the U.S. Census Bureau's most popular baby names in the United States. In 1999, Sophia ranked as #53. The following year it moved up to #42. The big jump into the top ten names happened in 2006, when Sophia moved into the #9 space. From that date until 2009, Sophia moved up the top ten until capturing the top ranking in 2010.

    Spelling variations of Sophia include Sofia, Sophia and Sophie.

    Nicknames for Sophia include Soph, or the slang Sof, Sophie and Siri.

  • 02

    Isabella

    Isabella is another name that has moved up on the top female naming chart, according to the U.S. Census Bureau rankings. The name began in the #60 ranking slot in 1999 and moved up into the top ten in 2004, when the name was ranked #7. Isabella has captured either the first or second slot since 2007. In 2009, Isabella was the most popular baby name in the United States.

    Spelling variations include Izabella, Isabelle, Isabela and Isabel.

    Nicknames for Isabella include Issy, Izzy, Iz and Bella.

  • 03

    Olivia

    Olivia has been on the list of the top ten most popular female baby names since 2001, when the name ranked #10. The name kept a slot in the middle of the top ten chart from 2003 to 2005 and dropped to #7 in 2006 and 2007. Moving up to #3 in 2009, Olivia held the #3 slot again in 2010.

    Variations of Olivia include Olive.

  • 04

    Emma

    Emma has been in the top two most popular names in the United States since 2003, jumping up from a #17 slot in 1999 and 2000.

    Variations of Emma include Emily, Emilie and Amelia.

    Nicknames for Emma include Em and Emmy.

  • 05

    Chloe

    Chloe, sometimes spelled Khloe, was the fifth most popular female baby name in 2010. The name ranked as #63 in 1999 and entered the top ten list in 2008 at #10. Chloe moved up to the rank of #9 in 2009 and quickly skipped a few rankings to capture the #5 slot.

    Since multiple syllable names are typically shortened, Chloe is abbreviated as Chlo in conversation.




Final Thoughts

Rounding out the top ten names, Ava ranks #6, Lily at #7, Madison at #8 and Addison at #9. A traditional name, Abigail, took the last slot on the top ten names for female babies.




Comments

  • clewand550 2/1/2011 Flag This Comment

    Very pretty names. I like the name Sophia for something different. I don't know a Sophia so was surprised that it was a popular name. Nice list.

  • PriscillaBenfield 2/1/2011 Flag This Comment

    Great list. I have an Emily but she was named after her late grandmother even though it was the most popular girl name of '96.

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