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Baby Girl Names

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baby girl It's a Girl!  During the period leading up to the birth of their children, parents-to-be have several months to research a variety of names and their meanings and select perfect names for their babies.  In many cases, an ultrasound exam can determine a baby's gender about halfway through pregnancy so that expectant parents can appropriately focus their search for a name.

Choosing A Girl's Name

The choice of a name may involve several factors and parameters.  Parents often choose a common name or the name of a favorite family member.  Others may select an ethnic or religious name, such as one with Greek, Hebrew, or Irish origins.  Then again, parents may wish to give their baby girl an unusual or unique name or name her after a famous person.

When naming your little girl, consider the name's length and how it will sound with your last name.  Select a compatible middle name.  Be aware of potential negative nicknames and consider how the name may be regarded by her friends.  Is the name also used as a boy's name or is it confusingly similar to a popular boy's name?  However you select your baby girl's name, you can use these tips to start developing a list of possible names for your wee lassie!

Top 100 Baby Girl Names

girl name - jennifer This section features rank and usage data for the top one hundred names given to baby girls in recent years.  Here you will find the most popular baby girl names during the last year, last five years, last twenty five years, and last one hundred and twenty five years.  You can use this data to find trendy, contemporary, and traditional popular names for girls.

Ethnic Origin Names

This section features popular ethnic first names for girl babies, with their name meaning or derivation.

Many American families have ethnic heritages in Europe and elsewhere, and parents often give their babies ethnic names in memory of their family roots.  Here you will find rankings and usage statistics for popular ethnic girl names in our database.

Girl Names Listed Alphabetically

This section features usage statistics for girl names beginning with each letter of the alphabet.

Here you will find detailed statistics and trends for each girl's name in our database.  You can use this information to find a special or unusual name for your baby girl!

Girl Names of a Specified Length

This section features information about specified length girl names.  You can use this information to find a short first name which fits well with a long last name or to find a unique and distinguished first name which may work well with a shorter last name.

Girl Name Statistics features detailed pages showing statistics and trends for nearly 4,000 popular and unusual girl names that have been used in the USA during the last 125 years.  The data is based on United States Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls each year between 1880 and 2004, inclusive.  Data is most inclusive after 1936, when Social Security cards became more generally required.  See this Social Security Baby Names portal for more information about the baby name data shown on this website.

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Popular Female First Names

Preparing for a Baby Girl

Many expectant parents prepare a nursery for their baby and furnish it with baby products that coordinate with their home decor.  In the USA, especially since the 1940s, the color pink has traditionally been used for baby girl clothing, toys, and accessories.

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Baby Girl Names