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A List Of The Top Ten Baby Names For Girls For The Years 2000 to 2008 Plus For The Decades 1900 to 1990 All On One Page

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Listed below you will find the top ten baby names for girls for the years 2000 to 2008, as well as, for the decades 1900 to 1990.

Check which popular baby names have grown old and which have stood the test of time. If you're stuck for ideas you can't go wrong with classic baby names that are still at the top after 100 years.

Take a look. I hope you find something just right to name your baby.


Top Ten Baby Names For Girls For 2008
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Emma Isabella Emily Madison Ava Olivia Sophia Abigail Elizabeth Chloe



Top Ten Baby Names For Girls For The 2000's
2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
1. Emily Emily Emily Emily Emily Emily Emily Emily
2. Isabella Emma Emma Emma Emma Madison Madison Hannah
3. Emma Madison Madison Madison Madison Hannah Hannah Madison
4. Ava Isabella Abigail Olivia Hannah Emma Ashley Ashley
5. Madison Ava Olivia Hannah Olivia Alexis Alexis Sarah
6. Sophia Abigail Isabella Abigail Abigail Ashley Sarah Alexis
7. Olivia Olivia Hannah Isabella Alexis Abigail Samantha Samantha
8. Abigail Hannah Samantha Ashley Ashley Sarah Abigail Jessica
9. Hannah Sophia Ava Samantha Elizabeth Samantha Elizabeth Taylor
10. Elizabeth Samantha Ashley Elizabeth Samantha Olivia Olivia Elizabeth



Top Ten Baby Names For Girls For The Decades 1990 Back To 1950
1990 1980 1970 1960 1950
1. Jessica Jessica Jennifer Lisa Mary
2. Ashley Jennifer Amy Mary Linda
3. Emily Amanda Melissa Susan Patricia
4. Sarah Ashley Michelle Karen Susan
5. Samantha Sarah Kimberley Kimberley Deborah
6. Amanda Stephanie Lisa Patricia Barbara
7. Brittany Melissa Angela Linda Debra
8. Elizabeth Nicole Heather Donna Karen
9. Taylor Elizabeth Stephanie Michelle Nancy
10. Megan Heather Nicole Cynthia Donna



Top Ten Baby Names For Girls For The Decades 1940 Back To 1900
1940 1930 1920 1910 1900
1. Mary Mary Mary Mary Mary
2. Linda Betty Dorothy Helen Helen
3. Barbara Barbara Helen Dorothy Margaret
4. Patricia Shirley Betty Margaret Anna
5. Carol Patricia Margaret Ruth Ruth
6. Sandra Dorothy Ruth Mildred Elizabeth
7. Nancy Joan Virginia Anna Dorothy
8. Sharon Margaret Doris Elizabeth Marie
9. Judith Nancy Mildred Francis Florence
10. Susan Helen Francis Virginia Mildred
Top Ten Baby Names For Girls For 2008
1. Emma
2. Isabella
3. Emily
4. Madison
5. Ava
6. Olivia
7. Sophia
8. Abigail
9. Elizabeth
10. Chloe



Top Ten Baby Names For Girls For The 2000's
2007 2006 2005
1. Emily Emily Emily
2. Isabella Emma Emma
3. Emma Madison Madison
4. Ava Isabella Abigail
5. Madison Ava Olivia
6. Sophia Abigail Isabella
7. Olivia Olivia Hannah
8. Abigail Hannah Samantha
9. Hannah Sophia Ava
10. Elizabeth Samantha Ashley



Top Ten Baby Names For Girls For The 2000's
2004 2003 2002
1. Emily Emily Emily
2. Emma Emma Madison
3. Madison Madison Hannah
4. Olivia Hannah Emma
5. Hannah Olivia Alexis
6. Abigail Abigail Ashley
7. Isabella Alexis Abigail
8. Ashley Ashley Sarah
9. Samantha Elizabeth Samantha
10. Elizabeth Samantha Olivia



Top Ten Baby Names For Girls For The 2000's
2001 2000
1. Emily Emily
2. Madison Hannah
3. Hannah Madison
4. Ashley Ashley
5. Alexis Sarah
6. Sarah Alexis
7. Samantha Samantha
8. Abigail Jessica
9. Elizabeth Taylor
10. Olivia Elizabeth



Top Ten Baby Names For Girls For The Decades 1990 and 1980
1990 1980
1. Jessica Jessica
2. Ashley Jennifer
3. Emily Amanda
4. Sarah Ashley
5. Samantha Sarah
6. Amanda Stephanie
7. Brittany Melissa
8. Elizabeth Nicole
9. Taylor Elizabeth
10. Megan Heather



Top Ten Baby Names For Girls For The Decades 1970 Back To 1950
1970 1960 1950
1. Jennifer Lisa Mary
2. Amy Mary Linda
3. Melissa Susan Patricia
4. Michelle Karen Susan
5. Kimberley Kimberley Deborah
6. Lisa Patricia Barbara
7. Angela Linda Debra
8. Heather Donna Karen
9. Stephanie Michelle Nancy
10. Nicole Cynthia Donna



Top Ten Baby Names For Girls For The Decades 1940 and 1930
1940 1930
1. Mary Mary
2. Linda Betty
3. Barbara Barbara
4. Patricia Shirley
5. Carol Patricia
6. Sandra Dorothy
7. Nancy Joan
8. Sharon Margaret
9. Judith Nancy
10. Susan Helen



Top Ten Baby Names For Girls For The Decades 1920 Back To 1900
1920 1910 1900
1. Mary Mary Mary
2. Dorothy Helen Helen
3. Helen Dorothy Margaret
4. Betty Margaret Anna
5. Margaret Ruth Ruth
6. Ruth Mildred Elizabeth
7. Virginia Anna Dorothy
8. Doris Elizabeth Marie
9. Mildred Francis Florence
10. Francis Virginia Mildred

Note: These are the top ten baby names for the USA
Source: Social Security Administration Top Ten Baby Names




If you are finding yourself completely confused, don't worry, this is perfectly normal. What you need is a few good babies names tips to help you.

If you are looking for a great baby boy's name, check out our Top Ten Baby Names For Boys.



Top Ten Baby Names For Girls Origins And Meanings


One of the most important things to take into account when choosing babies names is the meaning.

For instance, Mary and its derivatives such as Maria and Molly are very popular baby girl names, but did you know that Mary is derived from the Hebrew or Jewish baby name Miriam meaning bitterness? Or that Brittany, a very popular baby girl name in the 1990's, means from Great Britain? - hmmm - not terribly inspiring is it?

On this page you will find the baby name origins and meanings for every name on the top 10 baby names list for girls. To be safe, check them out before you make your decision - you know your baby's high school friends will one day...



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Abigail
Origin: Hebrew; Meaning: Father of exultation

Alexis
Origin: Greek; Meaning: Defender, protector

Amanda
Origin: Latin; Meaning: Fit to be loved, lovable

Amy
Origin: From Amata - Latin; Meaning: To love, or
Origin: From Amee - Old French; Meaning: Beloved

Angela
Origin: Greek; Meaning: Messenger of God

Anna
Origin: From Hannah - Hebrew; Meaning: Favored grace

Ashley
Origin: Old English; Meaning: Ash meadow

Ava
Origin: From Chava - Hebrew; Meaning: Life, or
Origin: From Avis - Latin; Meaning: Bird

Barbara
Origin: Latin; Meaning: Foreign woman

Betty
Origin: From Elizabeth - Hebrew; Meaning: God's promise

Brittany
Origin: Latin; Meaning: From Brittany or Great Britain

Carol
Origin: From Caroline - Old German; Meaning: Little woman born to command

Chloe
Origin: Greek; Meaning: Blooming

Cynthia
Origin: Greek; Meaning: Mount Kynthos

Deborah
Origin: Hebrew; Meaning: Bee

Debra
Origin: From Deborah - Hebrew; Meaning: Bee

Donna
Origin: Italian; Meaning: Lady, lady of the home

Doris
Origin: Greek; Meaning: Gift

Dorothy
Origin: Greek; Meaning: Gift of God

Elizabeth
Origin: Hebrew; Meaning: God's promise

Emily
Origin: From Amelia - Latin; Meaning: Industrious, striving

Emma
Origin: German; Meaning: Whole, complete

Florence
Origin: Latin; Meaning: Flowering, in bloom

Frances
Origin: Latin; Meaning: From France

Hannah
Origin: Hebrew; Meaning: Favored grace

Heather
Origin: Middle English; Meaning: Evergreen flowering plant

Helen
Origin: Greek; Meaning: Sun-ray, shining light

Isabella
Origin: From Elizabeth - Hebrew; Meaning: God's promise

Jennifer
Origin: Welsh; Meaning: Fair one

Jessica
Origin: Hebrew; Meaning: The rich one

Joan
Origin: Hebrew; Meaning: The Lord is gracious

Judith
Origin: Hebrew; Meaning: From Judea

Karen
Origin: From Katherine - Greek; Meaning: Pure maiden

Kimberley
Origin: English; Meaning: From the royal meadow

Linda
Origin: Spanish; Meaning: Pretty

Lisa
Origin: From Elizabeth - Hebrew; Meaning: God's promise

Madison
Origin: From Madeline - Hebrew; Meaning: Woman from Magdala, or
Origin: From Matthew - Hebrew; Meaning: Gift of the Lord, or
Origin: From Matilda - Old German; Meaning: Mighty in battle

Margaret
Origin: Greek; Meaning: Pearl

Marie
Origin: From Mary - Latin; Meaning: Star of the sea

Mary
Origin: Hebrew; Meaning: Bitterness, or
Origin: Latin; Meaning: Star of the sea

Megan
Origin: Welsh; Meaning: The strong

Melissa
Origin: Greek; Meaning: Bee, honey

Michelle
Origin: From Michaela - Hebrew; Meaning: Who is like the Lord

Mildred
Origin: Old English; Meaning: Gentle strength

Nancy
Origin: From Ann - Hebrew; Meaning: Grace

Nicole
Origin: Greek; Meaning: The people's victory

Olivia
Origin: Latin; Meaning: Olive tree

Patricia
Origin: Latin; Meaning: Noble, patrician

Ruth
Origin: Hebrew; Meaning: Friend, companion

Samantha
Origin: From Samuel - Hebrew; Meaning: God hears

Sandra
Origin: From Alexander - Greek; Meaning: Man's defender

Sarah
Origin: Hebrew; Meaning: Princess

Sharon
Origin: Hebrew; Meaning: Fertile plain

Shirley
Origin: Old English; Meaning: Bright meadow

Sophia
Origin: Greek; Meaning: Wisdom

Stephanie
Origin: Greek; Meaning: A crown, garland

Susan
Origin: Hebrew; Meaning: Lily

Taylor
Origin: Middle English, Old French; Meaning: Tailor, to cut

Virginia
Origin: Latin; Meaning: Maiden



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If you didn't find anything you like among the top ten baby names you can check out the top 100 baby girl names list here.

Don't forget to read our tips for choosing the best babies names.

In the momentous event that you are having more than one baby you may want to explore the top 10 baby names for boys too.







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