Oct
05

Top girls’ names so far in 2010

Posted in Name my baby
by Lorain County Moms

nameberry.com

Three-quarters of the way through the year, we check in again with the most popular girls’ names 2010, nameberry style.

Once again, Charlotte heads the list of most-searched girls’ names on nameberry. In the number two spot is Violet, and former number two, Seraphina has dropped to third place.

A note on tabulation: These lists represent the most-searched names on nameberry for January through September of 2010. Previously, we published the lists of most-searched girls’ names 2010 for the first half of the year, and before that for the first quarter.

This time around, a surprising 11 new girls’ names vaulted onto the Top 100. The newly-popular choices (in order of appearance on the list) are:

  • Eva
  • Olive
  • Eden
  • Annabel
  • Millie
  • Elodie
  • Rory
  • India
  • Mabel
  • Frances
  • Aurelia

Following are the names moving up the list for the second quarter in a row. Previously, we’d said not to pay too much attention to shifts up or down, but after two bumps up in a row, we start to wonder whether we smell a trend.

  • Violet
  • Imogen
  • Adelaide
  • Harper
  • Clementine
  • Beatrice
  • Flora
  • Margaret
  • Coco
  • Pearl
  • Julia

The girls’ names making the biggest gains up the baby names 2010 list include:

  • Adelaide
  • Aurora
  • Genevieve
  • Flora
  • Celia
  • Pearl
  • Mae

Here are the 11 girls names not among the Top 100 this time around. Many of these choices are, to me, not so surprising: they’re names that people have been hearing for longer and so may be less curious about.

Remember, these lists represent not what names people are choosing for their children, but which names they’re searching on nameberry, so it’s a sure bet that while a more familiar name like Emily is getting less search attention than a newcomer such as Elodie, in the end more parents will choose the safer Emily.

  • Emily
  • Georgia
  • Sophie
  • Natalie
  • Leah
  • Harlow
  • Lulu
  • Jessica
  • Jillian
  • Lauren
  • Abigail

Girls’ names moving down for the second quarter in a row are, in order of their rank on the list:

  • Isla
  • Claire
  • Stella
  • Lucy
  • Grace
  • Arabella
  • Chloe
  • Avery
  • Zoe
  • Anna
  • Rose
  • Sarah
  • Mia
  • Ellie
  • Lydia
  • Hannah
  • Sasha
  • Fiona

The names with the biggest losses were Olivia and Elizabeth, down from 3 and 4 to 17 and 18 respectively, and Sophia down from 7 to 23, along with Audrey, Chloe, Avery, Zoe, Sarah, Penelope.

Here is nameberry’s full list of Top 100 girls’ names 2010:

  1. Charlotte,
  2. Violet, up
  3. Seraphina, down
  4. Imogen, up
  5. Adelaide, up
  6. Eliza, up
  7. Isla, down
  8. Alice, up
  9. Scarlett, up
  10. Lily, up
  11. Harper, up
  12. Ella, up
  13. Maisie, up
  14. Amelia,
  15. Maeve, up
  16. Ruby, up
  17. Olivia, down
  18. Elizabeth, down
  19. Ava, down
  20. Caroline, down
  21. Matilda, up
  22. Clementine, up
  23. Sophia, down
  24. Lila, up
  25. Claire, down
  26. Stella, down
  27. Evangeline, up
  28. Auror,a up
  29. Laura, down
  30. Lucy, down
  31. Willa, up one of fastest falling last time
  32. Hazel, up
  33. Grace, down
  34. Ivy, up
  35. Eleanor, up
  36. Evelyn, up
  37. Isabella, down
  38. Nora, up
  39. Emma, down
  40. Esme, up
  41. Beatrice, up
  42. Clara, down
  43. Cora, up
  44. Quinn, down
  45. Iris, up
  46. Delilah, up
  47. Poppy, up
  48. Arabella, down
  49. Lola, down
  50. Genevieve, up
  51. Josephine, up
  52. Audrey, down
  53. Phoebe, up
  54. Chloe, down
  55. Jane, down
  56. Avery, down
  57. Wren, up
  58. Piper, up
  59. Adeline, up
  60. Daisy, up
  61. Eva, new
  62. Flora, up
  63. Mae, up
  64. Zoe, down
  65. Celia, up
  66. Rose, down
  67. Eloise, down
  68. Margaret, up
  69. Anna, down
  70. Penelope, down
  71. Sarah, down
  72. Bryn,
  73. Olive, new
  74. Yvaine, returning after being off last quarter
  75. Coco, up
  76. Pearl, up (new last time)
  77. Eden, new
  78. Annabel, new
  79. Emmeline,
  80. Millie, new
  81. Kate, up
  82. Elodie, new
  83. Louisa, up
  84. Rory, new
  85. Julia, up
  86. Mia, down
  87. Mary, down
  88. India, new
  89. Mabel, new
  90. Frances, new
  91. Aurelia, new
  92. Madeline,
  93. Molly, down
  94. Juliet, down
  95. Ellie, down
  96. Lydia, down
  97. Hannah, down
  98. Sasha, down
  99. Fiona, down
  100. Maya, returning after being off last quarter

Nameberry (http://nameberry.com) is a baby-naming site produced by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz, co-authors of 10 bestselling baby name guides, including the newest, “Beyond Ave and Aiden: The Enlightened Guide to Naming Your Baby.”

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