The Most Popular Baby Girl Names Right Now

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If you have ever volleyed baby names back and forth with your partner, shooting down as many options as you suggest, then you know how invaluable a good list of baby name options can be. That’s why it’s always an exciting time of year when the Social Security Administration releases its list of most popular baby girl names of the year prior. One hundred names good enough for upwards of thousands of babies? Yes, please!

Using data from each year’s social security card applications, the federal agency ranks the most popular names given to both baby girls and boys that year. But if you’re thinking that you don’t want to commit your kid to a childhood of name-sharing with 20 others in her school, don’t worry. While the list brims with U.S. parents’ top picks, each name only accounts for 1-2 percent of all baby names given that year.

Ready to find your new favorite baby name? Scroll on for the most popular baby names for girls in 2020 that are sure to inspire the most popular baby girl names in 2021, too.


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The 20 Most Popular Baby Girl Names of 2020

1. Olivia: Holds her place as the most popular girl’s baby name for a second year in a row. With Latin roots, Olivia means “olive tree.”

2. Emma: Another recent popular choice for baby girl’s Emma had the top spot in 2018. Derived from the Germanic word ermen meaning “whole” or “universal.”

3. Ava: Of Latin origin, meaning “life; bird; water, island.”

4. Charlotte: French origin, feminine derivative of Charles meaning “free man.”

5. Sophia: Greek origin meaning “wisdom.”

6. Amelia: Of German origin meaning “work.”

7. Isabella: The Spanish and Italian variation of “Elizabeth” meaning “pledged to god.”

8. Mia: Popularly associated with the Italian word mia and the Spanish word mía, both meaning “mine.” Mia originated as a short form of Maria, which ultimately derived from the Hebrew name Miryam.

9. Evelyn: English from French and German origin meaning “desired, or water, island.”

10. Harper: English origin with a literal meaning, “harp player.”

11. Camila: Of Latin origin meaning “young ceremonial attendant.”

12. Gianna: Of Italian original meaning “god is gracious.”

13. Abigail: Of Hebrew origin meaning “my father is joyful” (and why wouldn’t he be?).

14. Luna: Meaning “moon,” Luna is of Latin origin.

15. Ella: Of English and German origin, means “all completely” and “fairy maiden.”

16. Elizabeth: Like Isabella, Elizabeth means “pledged to god” and is a top-name mainstay.

17. Sofia: Of Greek origin and the most popular girl’s name in the U.S. from the early-2010’s, Sophia means “wisdom.”

18. Emily: With Latin roots, Emily means “rival.”

19. Avery: A pretty name of English origin with the whimsical meaning “ruler of the elves.”

20. Mila: Of Slavic and Russian origin meaning “gracious” or “dear.”

Most Popular Baby Girl Names 21-100

21. Scarlett

22. Eleanor

23. Madison

24. Layla

25. Penelope

26. Aria

27. Chloe

28. Grace

29. Ellie

30. Nora

31. Hazel

32. Zoey

33. Riley

34. Victoria

35. Lily

36. Aurora

37. Violet

38. Nova

39. Hannah

40. Emilia

41. Zoe

41. Stella

43. Everly

44. Isla

45. Leah

46. Lillian

47. Addison

48. Willow

49. Lucy

50. Paisley

51. Natalie

52. Naomi

53. Eliana

54. Brooklyn

55. Elena

56. Aubrey

57. Claire

58. Ivy

59. Kinsley

60. Audrey

61. Maya

62. Genesis

63. Skylar

64. Bella

65. Aaliyah

66. Madelyn

67. Savannah

68. Anna

69. Delilah

70. Serenity

71. Caroline

72. Kennedy

73. Valentina

74. Ruby

75. Sophie

76. Alice

77. Gabriella

78. Sadie

79. Ariana

80. Allison

81. Hailey

82. Autumn

83. Nevaeh

84. Natalia

85. Quinn

86. Josephine

87. Sarah

88. Cora

89. Emery

90. Samantha

91. Piper

92. Leilani

93. Eva

94. Everleigh

95. Madeline

96. Lydia

97. Jade

98. Peyton

99. Brielle

100. Adeline