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50 Most Popular Girls Names 2021

Updated: May 26, 2021

Mia

The name Mia originated from Maria—which is derived from the Hebrew name Miryam. Mia is believed to originally stem from the ancient Egyptian word Mr, which means beloved.


Evelyn

The name Evelyn is a girl's name of English origin meaning "desired; or water, island".


Blakely

Originated as a surname from an English county also called Blakeley (with a slight spelling variation). Its use as a first name, most frequently given to girls because of the “ly” suffix. Making this a fresh and lovely name for your daughter (or son).


Sienna

The origin of the name Sienna is Italian. The name Sienna means "Reddish Brown"


Millie

The name Millie is a girl's name of German, English origin meaning "gentle strength; strong in work".


Summer

The name Summer is a direct pickup from the season, which came out of the Old English word “sumor.” She’s a happy, carefree girl who loves animals, and the earth.


Eloise

The name Eloise means "Famous Warrior". The origins of the name is French.

Harper

Harper was first in use as a surname, and came quite literally from the occupation of harp player.


Layla

(Also spelled Laila) The name Layla is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "night".


Camila

Camilla was a legendary maiden, huntress and warrior whose life was dedicated to the goddess Diana. Origin of the name is Latin.


Aliana

This name derives from the Hebrew "El-yud-ana > 'Eli'anah > Eliyanah", literally translated as "my God has answered me."


Caroline

Caroline is the feminine version of Charles, a name meaning "strong," "free woman," or "song of happiness," depending on which language root you look at. The name comes from Italian, French and Scottish cultures.


Lily

Lily came into use as a given name as a direct influence of the flower. The floral name was derived from the Latin lilium. Lily later became an adjective to describe whiteness and purity.


Hadley

The name Hadley is a girl's name of English origin meaning "heather field".


Bailey

The name Bailey means "Bailiff, Steward" the origin of the name is English.

Sloane

Even if it means “man of arms,” Sloane is a pretty cool name for girls as well as boys.

Olivia

The name Olivia is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "olive tree".

Ember

Ember is the English vocabulary word for the smoldering remnants of a fire that appear in the form of glowing ashes.

Amaya

The Spanish form of Amaya is both a given name and a surname, originating from the Spanish mountain and village of Amaya. In this context it means "mother city" or "the capital." Amaya can also be considered a derivation of Amaia, a Basque name meaning "the end." In Japan, Amaya is a surname.


Ava

The name Ava is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "life; bird; water, island".


Ella

A short form of Eleanor and Ellen, meaning "light." It can also mean "beautiful fairy woman" in English, and "all" or "other" in German.


Luna

The name Luna means "moon" in Latin and in several languages with Latin roots, including Spanish and Italian. In ancient Roman mythology, Luna was the moon goddess. Also referred to as Diana, she is often depicted in Roman art driving a white chariot drawn by horses or oxen.


Scarlet

The name Scarlett is a girl's name of English origin meaning "scarlet, red".

Elena

Elana means “tree” in Hebrew and “torch”, “beautiful”, “light”, “bright” and “shining” in Greek.


Isla

The name Isla is a girl's name of Spanish, Scottish origin meaning "island".


Penelope

The name Penelope means, Weaver" in Greek. In The Odyssey, Penelope is the wife of Odysseus who faithfully awaits his return for 20 years.

Nora

The name Nora is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "light".

Stella

A Latin name meaning “celestial star,” Stella has been making her rounds on the baby name scene since the 19th century.

Hannah

Hebrew for "favor" or "grace of God." In the Bible, Hannah is the mother of Samuel. The Greek and Latin version is the popular Anna.


River

The name River means "Stream Of Water That Flows To The Sea"

The origin of the name River is English.


Lucy

Lucy is the English form of the Roman Lucia, which derives from the Latin word "lux" meaning "light." Lucy and Lucia were at one time given to girls born at dawn. Lucy can alternatively be spelled Luci or Lucie.


Honour

Honour as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Honour is "woman of honor".

Georgia

In English Baby Names the meaning of the name Georgia is: A feminine form of the Greek George, meaning tiller of the soil, or farmer. Famous bearer: the American state of Georgia, named after British King George II.


Gracie

Gracie is a form of Grace, which was a Puritan name. Grace (meaning “favor" or "blessing”) is still the more common name, but Gracie's combination of formal and casual earn it a spot on the popular-name list.


Bella

The name Bella means "Beautiful, God Is My Oath"

The origin of the name Bella is Italian.


Willow

The name Willow is a girl's name of English origin meaning "willow tree".


Aubrey

A variant of Aubrey Aubree has the enchanting meaning of “elf ruler.” The perfect name for a spirited baby girl, Aubree has a modern appeal that’s impossible to deny.


Londyn

Londyn is an Americanized respelling of London. The given name London is essentially the transferred use of a surname which originated as a place name, which we, of course, know as London, England.

Talia

The name Talia is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "gentle dew from heaven; by the water".


Adalyn

Adalyn is a sweet mix of the German “Adelaide” and the suffix “-lyn.” Since it’s a made-up name, it has no real history or mythological references.


Remi

The name Remi is a girl's name of French origin meaning "oarsman".


Emilia

The name Emilia means "To Strive Or Excel Or Rival"

The origin of the name Emilia is Latin.

Maya

The name Maya is a girl's name of Hebrew, Spanish, Greek origin meaning "water".


Genevieve

The name Genevieve is a girl's name of French origin meaning "tribe woman". Genevieve is derived from the Germanic medieval name Genovefa, or Kenowefa, which consists of the elements kuni, meaning "kin", and wefa, meaning "woman."


Cecilia

Cecilia is a feminine form of Cecil, which was derived from a Roman clan name related to the Latin caecus, meaning "blind."

Rebecca

The name Rebecca is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "servant of God".


Taylor

Meaning derived from an English family name, meaning "cutter of cloth". The Old French word tailleor means "tailor".

Brynlee

The name Brynlee means "Burnt Meadow" The origin of the name Brynlee is English.


Ada

The name Ada means "Noble, Happy" The origin of the name Ada is German.




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