Top 1,000 Baby Girl Names in the U.S. for 2022

Planning for a baby girl in the next nine months? You're not alone. A total of 1,779,487 baby girls were born in 2021, according to the Social Security Administration — a figure more than 17,000 higher than the previous year.

One of the first things expecting parents might want to establish is the perfect name for their baby girl. Parents researching baby girl names might already have their mind made up, or are seeking out fresh names that are new to them.

These days, parents are opting for a wide range of name selections. Baby naming experts say girl names pulled from literature and with powerful meanings are at the top of the list.

Classics like Grace and Anne or Annie are still popular choices among parents, but literary-based names like Eloise or Alice and nature inspired monikers like Kaia are also gaining popularity.

Popular Baby Girl Names

Nameberry co-founder Pamela Redmond told TODAY Parents that one trend is mythological names from “lots” of different cultures.

“We are seeing so many mythological names for girls becoming popular, from lots of different cultures,” Redmond said. “It’s a way for parents to choose a feminine name with deep history and power that steps apart from the standard complement of girls’ names.”

Redmond explained that parents-to-be are also choosing ancient names.

"These include Aurelia, an ancient Roman name meaning golden, and Ottilie, a German name with literary references," Redmond said.

And speaking of literature, baby girl names from children’s books are also favorites.

"Eloise, as in the little girl at the Plaza, is a favorite, as is Alice (in Wonderland) and Ophelia (from 'Hamlet')," Redmond explained.

The naming expert said parents want names that combine femininity and strength.

"That might come from an inspirational namesake, a powerful nature reference, or a strong sound as with Kaia or Nova," Redmond said. "We do still see lots of gender neutral names for girls, but they have become more fashionable for boys while girl names tend to be more distinctly gendered."

Top 1,000 Girl Names for 2021

Expecting a baby girl soon? Here are the top girl names according to the Social Security Administration:

  • Olivia

  • Emma

  • Charlotte

  • Amelia

  • Ava

  • Sophia

  • Isabella

  • Mia

  • Evelyn

  • Harper

  • Luna

  • Camila

  • Gianna

  • Elizabeth

  • Eleanor

  • Ella

  • Abigail

  • Sofia

  • Avery

  • Scarlett

  • Emily

  • Aria

  • Penelope

  • Chloe

  • Layla

  • Mila

  • Nora

  • Hazel

  • Madison

  • Ellie

  • Lily

  • Nova

  • Isla

  • Grace

  • Violet

  • Aurora

  • Riley

  • Zoey

  • Willow

  • Emilia

  • Stella

  • Zoe

  • Victoria

  • Hannah

  • Addison

  • Leah

  • Lucy

  • Eliana

  • Ivy

  • Everly

  • Lillian

  • Paisley

  • Elena

  • Naomi

  • Maya

  • Natalie

  • Kinsley

  • Delilah

  • Claire

  • Audrey

  • Aaliyah

  • Ruby

  • Brooklyn

  • Alice

  • Aubrey

  • Autumn

  • Leilani

  • Savannah

  • Valentina

  • Kennedy

  • Madelyn

  • Josephine

  • Bella

  • Skylar

  • Genesis

  • Sophie

  • Hailey

  • Sadie

  • Natalia

  • Quinn

  • Caroline

  • Allison

  • Gabriella

  • Anna

  • Serenity

  • Nevaeh

  • Cora

  • Ariana

  • Emery

  • Lydia

  • Jade

  • Sarah

  • Eva

  • Adeline

  • Madeline

  • Piper

  • Rylee

  • Athena

  • Peyton

  • Everleigh

  • Vivian

  • Clara

  • Raelynn

  • Liliana

  • Samantha

  • Maria

  • Iris

  • Ayla

  • Eloise

  • Lyla

  • Eliza

  • Hadley

  • Melody

  • Julia

  • Parker

  • Rose

  • Isabelle

  • Brielle

  • Adalynn

  • Arya

  • Eden

  • Remi

  • Mackenzie

  • Maeve

  • Margaret

  • Reagan

  • Charlie

  • Alaia

  • Melanie

  • Josie

  • Elliana

  • Cecilia

  • Mary

  • Daisy

  • Alina

  • Lucia

  • Ximena

  • Juniper

  • Kaylee

  • Magnolia

  • Summer

  • Adalyn

  • Sloane

  • Amara

  • Arianna

  • Isabel

  • Reese

  • Emersyn

  • Sienna

  • Kehlani

  • River

  • Freya

  • Valerie

  • Blakely

  • Genevieve

  • Esther

  • Valeria

  • Katherine

  • Kylie

  • Norah

  • Amaya

  • Bailey

  • Ember

  • Ryleigh

  • Georgia

  • Catalina

  • Emerson

  • Alexandra

  • Faith

  • Jasmine

  • Ariella

  • Ashley

  • Andrea

  • Millie

  • June

  • Khloe

  • Callie

  • Juliette

  • Sage

  • Ada

  • Anastasia

  • Olive

  • Alani

  • Brianna

  • Rosalie

  • Molly

  • Brynlee

  • Amy

  • Ruth

  • Aubree

  • Gemma

  • Taylor

  • Oakley

  • Margot

  • Arabella

  • Sara

  • Journee

  • Harmony

  • Blake

  • Alaina

  • Aspen

  • Noelle

  • Selena

  • Oaklynn

  • Morgan

  • Londyn

  • Zuri

  • Aliyah

  • Jordyn

  • Juliana

  • Finley

  • Presley

  • Zara

  • Leila

  • Marley

  • Sawyer

  • Amira

  • Lilly

  • London

  • Kimberly

  • Elsie

  • Ariel

  • Lila

  • Alana

  • Diana

  • Kamila

  • Nyla

  • Vera

  • Hope

  • Annie

  • Kaia

  • Myla

  • Alyssa

  • Angela

  • Ana

  • Lennon

  • Evangeline

  • Harlow

  • Rachel

  • Gracie

  • Rowan

  • Laila

  • Elise

  • Sutton

  • Lilah

  • Adelyn

  • Phoebe

  • Octavia

  • Sydney

  • Mariana

  • Wren

  • Lainey

  • Vanessa

  • Teagan

  • Kayla

  • Malia

  • Elaina

  • Saylor

  • Brooke

  • Lola

  • Miriam

  • Alayna

  • Adelaide

  • Daniela

  • Jane

  • Payton

  • Journey

  • Lilith

  • Delaney

  • Dakota

  • Mya

  • Charlee

  • Alivia

  • Annabelle

  • Kailani

  • Lucille

  • Trinity

  • Gia

  • Tatum

  • Raegan

  • Camille

  • Kaylani

  • Kali

  • Stevie

  • Maggie

  • Haven

  • Tessa

  • Daphne

  • Adaline

  • Hayden

  • Joanna

  • Jocelyn

  • Lena

  • Evie

  • Juliet

  • Fiona

  • Cataleya

  • Angelina

  • Leia

  • Paige

  • Julianna

  • Milani

  • Talia

  • Rebecca

  • Kendall

  • Harley

  • Lia

  • Phoenix

  • Dahlia

  • Logan

  • Camilla

  • Thea

  • Jayla

  • Brooklynn

  • Blair

  • Vivienne

  • Hallie

  • Madilyn

  • Mckenna

  • Evelynn

  • Ophelia

  • Celeste

  • Alayah

  • Winter

  • Catherine

  • Collins

  • Nina

  • Briella

  • Palmer

  • Noa

  • McKenzie

  • Kiara

  • Amari

  • Adriana

  • Gracelynn

  • Lauren

  • Cali

  • Kalani

  • Aniyah

  • Nicole

  • Alexis

  • Mariah

  • Gabriela

  • Wynter

  • Amina

  • Ariyah

  • Adelynn

  • Remington

  • Reign

  • Alaya

  • Dream

  • Alexandria

  • Willa

  • Avianna

  • Makayla

  • Gracelyn

  • Elle

  • Amiyah

  • Arielle

  • Elianna

  • Giselle

  • Brynn

  • Ainsley

  • Aitana

  • Charli

  • Demi

  • Makenna

  • Rosemary

  • Danna

  • Izabella

  • Lilliana

  • Melissa

  • Samara

  • Lana

  • Mabel

  • Everlee

  • Fatima

  • Leighton

  • Esme

  • Raelyn

  • Madeleine

  • Nayeli

  • Camryn

  • Kira

  • Annalise

  • Selah

  • Serena

  • Royalty

  • Rylie

  • Celine

  • Laura

  • Brinley

  • Frances

  • Michelle

  • Heidi

  • Rory

  • Sabrina

  • Destiny

  • Gwendolyn

  • Alessandra

  • Poppy

  • Amora

  • Nylah

  • Luciana

  • Maisie

  • Miracle

  • Joy

  • Liana

  • Raven

  • Shiloh

  • Allie

  • Daleyza

  • Kate

  • Lyric

  • Alicia

  • Lexi

  • Addilyn

  • Anaya

  • Malani

  • Paislee

  • Elisa

  • Kayleigh

  • Azalea

  • Francesca

  • Jordan

  • Regina

  • Viviana

  • Aylin

  • Skye

  • Daniella

  • Makenzie

  • Veronica

  • Legacy

  • Maia

  • Ariah

  • Alessia

  • Carmen

  • Astrid

  • Maren

  • Helen

  • Felicity

  • Alexa

  • Danielle

  • Lorelei

  • Paris

  • Adelina

  • Bianca

  • Gabrielle

  • Jazlyn

  • Scarlet

  • Bristol

  • Navy

  • Esmeralda

  • Colette

  • Stephanie

  • Jolene

  • Marlee

  • Sarai

  • Hattie

  • Nadia

  • Rosie

  • Kamryn

  • Kenzie

  • Alora

  • Holly

  • Matilda

  • Sylvia

  • Cameron

  • Armani

  • Emelia

  • Keira

  • Braelynn

  • Jacqueline

  • Alison

  • Amanda

  • Cassidy

  • Emory

  • Ari

  • Haisley

  • Jimena

  • Jessica

  • Elaine

  • Dorothy

  • Mira

  • Eve

  • Oaklee

  • Averie

  • Charleigh

  • Lyra

  • Madelynn

  • Angel

  • Edith

  • Jennifer

  • Raya

  • Ryan

  • Heaven

  • Kyla

  • Wrenley

  • Meadow

  • Carter

  • Kora

  • Saige

  • Kinley

  • Maci

  • Mae

  • Salem

  • Aisha

  • Adley

  • Carolina

  • Sierra

  • Alma

  • Helena

  • Bonnie

  • Mylah

  • Briar

  • Aurelia

  • Leona

  • Macie

  • Maddison

  • April

  • Aviana

  • Lorelai

  • Alondra

  • Kennedi

  • Monroe

  • Emely

  • Maliyah

  • Ailani

  • Madilynn

  • Renata

  • Katie

  • Zariah

  • Imani

  • Amber

  • Analia

  • Ariya

  • Anya

  • Emberly

  • Emmy

  • Mara

  • Maryam

  • Dior

  • Mckinley

  • Virginia

  • Amalia

  • Mallory

  • Opal

  • Shelby

  • Clementine

  • Remy

  • Xiomara

  • Elliott

  • Elora

  • Katalina

  • Antonella

  • Skyler

  • Hanna

  • Kaliyah

  • Alanna

  • Haley

  • Itzel

  • Cecelia

  • Jayleen

  • Kensley

  • Beatrice

  • Journi

  • Dylan

  • Ivory

  • Yaretzi

  • Meredith

  • Sasha

  • Gloria

  • Oaklyn

  • Sloan

  • Abby

  • Davina

  • Lylah

  • Erin

  • Reyna

  • Kaitlyn

  • Michaela

  • Nia

  • Fernanda

  • Jaliyah

  • Jenna

  • Sylvie

  • Miranda

  • Anne

  • Mina

  • Myra

  • Aleena

  • Alia

  • Frankie

  • Ellis

  • Kathryn

  • Nalani

  • Nola

  • Jemma

  • Lennox

  • Marie

  • Angelica

  • Cassandra

  • Calliope

  • Adrianna

  • Ivanna

  • Zelda

  • Faye

  • Karsyn

  • Oakleigh

  • Dayana

  • Amirah

  • Megan

  • Siena

  • Reina

  • Rhea

  • Julieta

  • Malaysia

  • Henley

  • Liberty

  • Leslie

  • Alejandra

  • Kelsey

  • Charley

  • Capri

  • Priscilla

  • Zariyah

  • Savanna

  • Emerie

  • Christina

  • Skyla

  • Macy

  • Mariam

  • Melina

  • Chelsea

  • Dallas

  • Laurel

  • Briana

  • Holland

  • Lilian

  • Amaia

  • Blaire

  • Margo

  • Louise

  • Rosalia

  • Aleah

  • Bethany

  • Flora

  • Kylee

  • Kendra

  • Sunny

  • Laney

  • Tiana

  • Chaya

  • Ellianna

  • Milan

  • Aliana

  • Estella

  • Julie

  • Yara

  • Rosa

  • Cheyenne

  • Emmie

  • Carly

  • Janelle

  • Kyra

  • Naya

  • Malaya

  • Sevyn

  • Lina

  • Mikayla

  • Jayda

  • Leyla

  • Eileen

  • Irene

  • Karina

  • Aileen

  • Aliza

  • Kataleya

  • Kori

  • Indie

  • Lara

  • Romina

  • Jada

  • Kimber

  • Amani

  • Liv

  • Treasure

  • Louisa

  • Marleigh

  • Winnie

  • Kassidy

  • Noah

  • Monica

  • Keilani

  • Zahra

  • Zaylee

  • Hadassah

  • Jamie

  • Allyson

  • Anahi

  • Maxine

  • Karla

  • Khaleesi

  • Johanna

  • Penny

  • Hayley

  • Marilyn

  • Della

  • Freyja

  • Jazmin

  • Kenna

  • Ashlyn

  • Florence

  • Ezra

  • Melany

  • Murphy

  • Sky

  • Marina

  • Noemi

  • Coraline

  • Selene

  • Bridget

  • Alaiya

  • Angie

  • Fallon

  • Thalia

  • Rayna

  • Martha

  • Halle

  • Estrella

  • Joelle

  • Kinslee

  • Roselyn

  • Theodora

  • Jolie

  • Dani

  • Elodie

  • Halo

  • Nala

  • Promise

  • Justice

  • Nellie

  • Novah

  • Estelle

  • Jenesis

  • Miley

  • Hadlee

  • Janiyah

  • Waverly

  • Braelyn

  • Pearl

  • Aila

  • Katelyn

  • Sariyah

  • Azariah

  • Bexley

  • Giana

  • Lea

  • Cadence

  • Mavis

  • Ila

  • Rivka

  • Jovie

  • Yareli

  • Bellamy

  • Kamiyah

  • Kara

  • Baylee

  • Jianna

  • Kai

  • Alena

  • Novalee

  • Elliot

  • Livia

  • Ashlynn

  • Denver

  • Emmalyn

  • Persephone

  • Marceline

  • Jazmine

  • Kiana

  • Mikaela

  • Aliya

  • Galilea

  • Harlee

  • Jaylah

  • Lillie

  • Mercy

  • Ensley

  • Bria

  • Kallie

  • Celia

  • Berkley

  • Ramona

  • Jaylani

  • Jessie

  • Aubrie

  • Madisyn

  • Paulina

  • Averi

  • Aya

  • Chana

  • Milana

  • Cleo

  • Iyla

  • Cynthia

  • Hana

  • Lacey

  • Andi

  • Giuliana

  • Milena

  • Leilany

  • Saoirse

  • Adele

  • Drew

  • Bailee

  • Hunter

  • Rayne

  • Anais

  • Kamari

  • Paula

  • Rosalee

  • Teresa

  • Zora

  • Avah

  • Belen

  • Greta

  • Layne

  • Scout

  • Zaniyah

  • Amelie

  • Dulce

  • Chanel

  • Clare

  • Rebekah

  • Giovanna

  • Ellison

  • Isabela

  • Kaydence

  • Rosalyn

  • Royal

  • Alianna

  • August

  • Nyra

  • Vienna

  • Amoura

  • Anika

  • Harmoni

  • Kelly

  • Linda

  • Aubriella

  • Kairi

  • Ryann

  • Avayah

  • Gwen

  • Whitley

  • Noor

  • Khalani

  • Marianna

  • Addyson

  • Annika

  • Karter

  • Vada

  • Tiffany

  • Artemis

  • Clover

  • Laylah

  • Paisleigh

  • Elyse

  • Kaisley

  • Veda

  • Zendaya

  • Simone

  • Alexia

  • Alisson

  • Angelique

  • Ocean

  • Elia

  • Lilianna

  • Maleah

  • Avalynn

  • Marisol

  • Goldie

  • Malayah

  • Emmeline

  • Paloma

  • Raina

  • Brynleigh

  • Chandler

  • Valery

  • Adalee

  • Tinsley

  • Violeta

  • Baylor

  • Lauryn

  • Marlowe

  • Birdie

  • Jaycee

  • Lexie

  • Loretta

  • Lilyana

  • Princess

  • Shay

  • Hadleigh

  • Natasha

  • Indigo

  • Zaria

  • Addisyn

  • Deborah

  • Leanna

  • Barbara

  • Kimora

  • Emerald

  • Raquel

  • Julissa

  • Robin

  • Austyn

  • Dalia

  • Nyomi

  • Ellen

  • Kynlee

  • Salma

  • Luella

  • Zayla

  • Addilynn

  • Giavanna

  • Samira

  • Amaris

  • Madalyn

  • Scarlette

  • Stormi

  • Etta

  • Ayleen

  • Brittany

  • Brylee

  • Araceli

  • Egypt

  • Iliana

  • Paityn

  • Zainab

  • Billie

  • Haylee

  • India

  • Kaiya

  • Nancy

  • Clarissa

  • Mazikeen

  • Taytum

  • Aubrielle

  • Rylan

  • Ainhoa

  • Aspyn

  • Elina

  • Elsa

  • Magdalena

  • Kailey

  • Arleth

  • Joyce

  • Judith

  • Crystal

  • Emberlynn

  • Landry

  • Paola

  • Braylee

  • Guinevere

  • Aarna

  • Aiyana

  • Kahlani

  • Lyanna

  • Sariah

  • Itzayana

  • Aniya

  • Frida

  • Jaylene

  • Kiera

  • Loyalty

  • Azaria

  • Jaylee

  • Kamilah

  • Keyla

  • Kyleigh

  • Micah

  • Nataly

  • Kathleen

  • Zoya

  • Meghan

  • Soraya

  • Zoie

  • Arlette

  • Zola

  • Luisa

  • Vida

  • Ryder

  • Tatiana

  • Tori

  • Aarya

  • Eleanora

  • Sandra

  • Soleil

  • Annabella

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