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Most popular girls' names 2006 - 2007

Whether you want to follow trends or set them, you'll need to be aware of what names other people are giving to their babies


Posted: 10 July 2008
by ThinkBaby

When you're choosing a name for your baby it makes sense to find out what the current most popular names are, whether you want to avoid giving your baby a name that's quite common or to pick up on the latest naming trends.

The current favourites for girls are something of a mix of styles. There are the perennial classics such as Emily, Charlotte, Emma, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Sarah; the more modern, like Jessica, Poppy, Phoebe and Jasmine; the new-comers such as Alisha, Lola, Paige, Brooke and Madison; and even names that were not so long-ago considered terribly old-fashioned, such as Grace, Mathilda and Madeleine.

The celebrity influence is still a marked trend, perhaps accounting for the sudden appearance in the most popular ranks of names like Sienna (after actress Sienna Miller), Keira (actress Keira Knightley), Leona (after X-Factor winner Leona Lewis) and Ava (the name Myleene Klass chose for daughter born in 2006). It may well also be that the revival of the current number one, Grace, owes something to Kate Moss's naming of her daughter, Lila Grace, in 2002. Also still going strong is the penchant for using shortened names, or diminuitive versions of traditional names as full names, so you have Lucy (Lucilla, Lucille), Evie (Eve), Katie (Katherine), Libby (Elizabeth).

So here they are, the top 100 names for 2006 and 2007 as chosen by parents in England and Wales. To put a little perspective on things, the second most popular girls' name, Ruby, was given to 4,355 or the girls born in 2007. Check this link for the most popular boys' names.

Position 2006 2007
1 OLIVIA GRACE
2 GRACE RUBY
3 JESSICA OLIVIA
4 RUBY EMILY
5 EMILY JESSICA
6 SOPHIE SOPHIE
7 CHLOE CHLOE
8 LUCY LILY
9 LILY ELLA
10 ELLIE AMELIA
11 ELLA LUCY
12 CHARLOTTE CHARLOTTE
13 KATIE ELLIE
14 MIA MIA
15 HANNAH EVIE
16 AMELIA HANNAH
17 MEGAN MEGAN
18 AMY KATIE
19 ISABELLA ISABELLA
20 MILLIE ISABELLE
21 EVIE MILLIE
22 ABIGAIL ABIGAIL
23 FREYA AMY
24 MOLLY DAISY
25 DAISY FREYA
26 HOLLY EMMA
27 EMMA ERIN
28 ERIN POPPY
29 ISABELLE MOLLY
30 POPPY HOLLY
31 JASMINE PHOEBE
32 LEAH JASMINE
33 KEIRA CAITLIN
34 PHOEBE IMOGEN
35 CAITLIN MADISON
36 REBECCA ELIZABETH
37 GEORGIA SOPHIA
38 LAUREN KEIRA
39 MADISON SCARLETT
40 AMBER LEAH
41 ELIZABETH AVA
42 IELEANOR GEORGIA
43 BETHANY ALICE
44 ISABEL SUMMER
45 PAIGE ISABEL
46 SCARLETT REBECCA
47 ALICE LAUREN
48 IMOGEN AMBER
49 SOPHIA ELEANOR
50 ANNA BETHANY
51 LOLA LOLA
52 LIBBY EVA
53 MAISIE PAIGE
54 ISOBEL BROOKE
55 BROOKE LILLY
56 ALISHA LIBBY
57 TIA ISOBEL
58 SARAH ANNA
59 SUMMER AMELIE
60 GRACIE MAISIE
61 FAITH ROSIE
62 COURTNEY MATILDA
63 NIAMH MADDISON
64 AVA SIENNA
65 EVE SARAH
66 AIMEE NIAMH
67 MADDISON SKYE
68 ROSIE GRACIE
69 MATILDA ZARA
70 SIENNA ISLA
71 SHANNON TIA
72 LILLY ALISHA
73 MADELEINE HARRIET
74 ZOE FAITH
75 NICOLE AIMEE
76 EVA EVE
77 SKYE SOFIA
78 AMELIE ZOE
79 ABBIE MAYA
80 HARRIET MADELEINE
81 MAYA COURTNEY
82 ZARA LACEY
83 RACHEL NICOLE
84 FRANCESCA LAYLA
85 LYDIA LYDIA
86 ALICIA ABBIE
87 HOLLIE MARTHA
88 SOFIA FRANCESCA
89 ALEXANDRA JULIA
90 LAYLA SHANNON
91 NATASHA LEXIE
92 MOLLIE HOLLIE
93 MORGAN MARIA
94 ISLA ALEXANDRA
95 DEMI ROSE
96 LAURA ALICIA
97 LARA VICTORIA
98 TILLY SARA
99 MARTHA EVELYN
100 ELOISE TILLY

Source: Office for National Statistics


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