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Popular girls' baby names and their meanings

It’s not easy choosing a name for your new baby girl. Here’s a list of the most popular girls' names and their meanings from 2011 to help you

Posted: 21 February 2012
by Anna Lewis

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1. Olivia – Latin, meaning olive
Famous Olivia: Olivia Wilde (star of TV show The OC)
Celebrity child: Godfather star Al Pacino’s daughter, Olivia Pacino

2. Sophie – Greek, meaning wisdom
Famous Sophie: Sophie Dahl
Celebrity child: British actor Jude Law’s daughter, Sophie Law

3. Lily – Latin, meaning white flower and purity
Famous Lily: Lily Allen
Celebrity child: Pirates of the Caribbean heartthrob Johnny Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose Melody Depp

4. Emily – Latin, meaning rival
Famous Emily: Emily Blunt (star of the film Devil Wears Prada)
Celebrity child: Stroppy tennis star John McEnroe’s daughter, Emily McEnroe

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