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Names for girls

You probably know the feeling: You’ve just met someone and hear their first name for the first time, only to immediately think, "That name really suits you, that's exactly how you come across." This is because names have a stronger impact on us than we sometimes like to admit. If you want to know how a name influences people, or how common it is, you can find out everything you need to know here about over 100,000 first names.

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Popular girls’ names

Anyone who works with children has probably come across certain first names more often than others. Recently, names such as Emma, Olivia and Sophia are regular entries in the top 30 most popular girl names in the US. That’s why you’ll typically hear those names repeated in pre-school classes. At the same time, there’s been a rise in “trendy names” among girls as opposed to boys. While boys are usually given more traditional or historical names, parents tend to be more creative when it comes to naming girls. For our top name list, we evaluated statistics from US databases over the last few years and have been able to accurately map the preferences of American parents.

Other interesting facts about girls’ names

It can be a challenge to pick the right first name for your daughter. The possibilities are endless, and the list of potential names can quickly get way too long. You might also have to take into account the naming laws, which can differ from state to state and sometimes limit your choice. Of course, this can help you come to a faster decision. Ultimately, the task often turns out to be easier than expected.

As well as choosing a first name with the right meaning, it’s important that the whole name sounds right together. So, once you’ve come up with a few favorites when looking for a name, try saying each name out loud several times, together with your family name. You’ll quickly see which girls’ names harmonize best with the surname, and which don’t. In our magazine, we’ve collected some more tips and tricks for finding the perfect first name.