Popular Girl Names That Are Still Trending for Over a Decade!

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I love the subject of baby girl names! Well, really I love hearing all unique baby names. The act of naming a person is such an amazing privilege and one I don’t take lightly.

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However, sweet baby girl names are so fun. Maybe because I have two sweet girls of my own and enjoyed naming them so much. But I think my favorite part was understanding those sweet baby names can also have strong meanings too!

This list shares the most popular baby girl names that have been trending for over a decade with no signs of slowing down. I’ve included their name meanings just for fun!

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Top 10 Popular Girl Names and Meanings

Emma – An English name derived from the Old German for “whole” or “universal,” popular since the 19th century.

This name seems to have replaced in popularity the name Emily which was trending in the decade prior!

Olivia – It’s a feminine form of Oliver, meaning “olive tree.”

Isabella – A variation of Isabel, itself a variation of Elizabeth, meaning “devoted to God” in Hebrew. 

This is such a sweet and romantic baby girl name which is probably good reason for its continued popularity.

Sophia – From the Greek for “wisdom.” The name was used by European royalty in the Middle Ages

This is one of my favorite girl names because I love the idea of calling my daughter “wisdom.”

Ava – A variation of Eve. May be from the Latin “avis,” meaning “bird.”

This name was actually voted as the #1 baby girl name expected to trend in 2019 by Baby Center.

Madison – From Madde, a medieval girls’ name short for Madeleine or Maud.

This name is perfect if you love calling your child by sweet nicknames like Maddie.

Amelia – A blend of the medieval names Emilia and Amalia. In Latin, it means “industrious” and “striving.” Its Teutonic meaning is “defender.”

Here’s another girl name with a strong meaning!

Mia –  Its Latin origins mean “mine” or “wished-for child.” 

What a beautiful meaning this name has.

Evelyn – May be a combination of the names Eve (connected with the Hebrew for “life” or “living”)

It’s interesting to note tha this name used to be a boy’s name but now is typically used for girls.

Harper – Originally a last name meaning someone who plays the harp.

This is a great name that can work great for both girls and boys.

Aria – In Hebrew, it’s derived from Ariel, meaning “lion of God.” 

This girl name is especially unique and equally beautiful.

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Brandi dove headfirst into the passionate world of blogging over 7 years ago when she felt inspired to launch FamilyFelicity in 2017. The name Felicity means great happiness and the joys of heaven, which speaks to her vision for the families she desired to impact with this blog over the years. In 2023, she knew it was time to pass the reigns to another passionate mama to continue the work. Brandi is now helping women thrive in their businesses as a copywriter and branding strategist in her new endeavor Thrive Content Creative. She is thrilled to leave FamilyFelicity in the most capable hands and heart. Thank you DayJah!

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