These Names Made the List of the Social Security Administration's Top 1,000 Names for Girls

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To start off with, the line between "girl name" and "boy name" gets blurrier every year, as more and more names become gender neutral — and, of course, any parent can choose whatever name they fancy for any baby.

But when you're looking at baby names, trends definitely appear, and you might want to be aware of them when you're picking your own baby names. You want to make sure a name isn't too ubiquitous — choosing a name that's too popular is a No. 1 source of baby name regret, Nameberry's Pamela Redmond tells us — but also one that you'll still love as the baby ages to a teenager and into adulthood. It's hard to find the sweet spot.

When gauging baby-name popularity, it's best to consult with the Social Security Administration (SSA). The agency keeps a list of the most-used baby names every year, broken down by boys or girls. (Sadly, there isn't a gender-neutral option.) And it's been keeping that list since shortly after the Civil War, so it can show you how a name's popularity has changed over time.

Here are the SSA's current list of the top 1,000 baby names for girls. The data, the most recent available, comes from birth certificates issued in the year 2020.

So, what does the current crop of baby-girl names look like? The top five names — Olivia, Emma, Ava, Charlotte and Sophia, along with Isabella — have pretty much held the top spots for a decade, if not more. In addition, names from mythology (Freya); celebrity baby names (Stormi); and old-timey nicknames (Billie, Winnie, Millie) are all increasing in popularity.

Whether you're looking for something new and trendy or classic and timeless, scan the SSA's most current crop of names to see where it falls on the list. And if it doesn't rank in the top 1,000, it's a good bet you've got a unique name on your hands.

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Photo credit: Yagi Studio - Getty Images

The 1,000 Top Baby Girl Names

According to the SSA, these are the most popular names for baby girls in the United States right now.

  1. Olivia

  2. Emma

  3. Ava

  4. Charlotte

  5. Sophia

  6. Amelia

  7. Isabella

  8. Mia

  9. Evelyn

  10. Harper

  11. Camila

  12. Gianna

  13. Abigail

  14. Luna

  15. Ella

  16. Elizabeth

  17. Sofia

  18. Emily

  19. Avery

  20. Mila

  21. Scarlett

  22. Eleanor

  23. Madison

  24. Layla

  25. Penelope

  26. Aria

  27. Chloe

  28. Grace

  29. Ellie

  30. Nora

  31. Hazel

  32. Zoey

  33. Riley

  34. Victoria

  35. Lily

  36. Aurora

  37. Violet

  38. Nova

  39. Hannah

  40. Emilia

  41. Zoe

  42. Stella

  43. Everly

  44. Isla

  45. Leah

  46. Lillian

  47. Addison

  48. Willow

  49. Lucy

  50. Paisley

  51. Natalie

  52. Naomi

  53. Eliana

  54. Brooklyn

  55. Elena

  56. Aubrey

  57. Claire

  58. Ivy

  59. Kinsley

  60. Audrey

  61. Maya

  62. Genesis

  63. Skylar

  64. Bella

  65. Aaliyah

  66. Madelyn

  67. Savannah

  68. Anna

  69. Delilah

  70. Serenity

  71. Caroline

  72. Kennedy

  73. Valentina

  74. Ruby

  75. Sophie

  76. Alice

  77. Gabriella

  78. Sadie

  79. Ariana

  80. Allison

  81. Hailey

  82. Autumn

  83. Nevaeh

  84. Natalia

  85. Quinn

  86. Josephine

  87. Sarah

  88. Cora

  89. Emery

  90. Samantha

  91. Piper

  92. Leilani

  93. Eva

  94. Everleigh

  95. Madeline

  96. Lydia

  97. Jade

  98. Peyton

  99. Brielle

  100. Adeline

  101. Vivian

  102. Rylee

  103. Clara

  104. Raelynn

  105. Melanie

  106. Melody

  107. Julia

  108. Athena

  109. Maria

  110. Liliana

  111. Hadley

  112. Arya

  113. Rose

  114. Reagan

  115. Eliza

  116. Adalynn

  117. Kaylee

  118. Lyla

  119. Mackenzie

  120. Alaia

  121. Isabelle

  122. Charlie

  123. Arianna

  124. Mary

  125. Remi

  126. Margaret

  127. Iris

  128. Parker

  129. Ximena

  130. Eden

  131. Ayla

  132. Kylie

  133. Elliana

  134. Josie

  135. Katherine

  136. Faith

  137. Alexandra

  138. Eloise

  139. Adalyn

  140. Amaya

  141. Jasmine

  142. Amara

  143. Daisy

  144. Reese

  145. Valerie

  146. Brianna

  147. Cecilia

  148. Andrea

  149. Summer

  150. Valeria

  151. Norah

  152. Ariella

  153. Esther

  154. Ashley

  155. Emerson

  156. Aubree

  157. Isabel

  158. Anastasia

  159. Ryleigh

  160. Khloe

  161. Taylor

  162. Londyn

  163. Lucia

  164. Emersyn

  165. Callie

  166. Sienna

  167. Blakely

  168. Kehlani

  169. Genevieve

  170. Alina

  171. Bailey

  172. Juniper

  173. Maeve

  174. Molly

  175. Harmony

  176. Georgia

  177. Magnolia

  178. Catalina

  179. Freya

  180. Juliette

  181. Sloane

  182. June

  183. Sara

  184. Ada

  185. Kimberly

  186. River

  187. Ember

  188. Juliana

  189. Aliyah

  190. Millie

  191. Brynlee

  192. Teagan

  193. Morgan

  194. Jordyn

  195. London

  196. Alaina

  197. Olive

  198. Rosalie

  199. Alyssa

  200. Ariel

  201. Finley

  202. Arabella

  203. Journee

  204. Hope

  205. Leila

  206. Alana

  207. Gemma

  208. Vanessa

  209. Gracie

  210. Noelle

  211. Marley

  212. Elise

  213. Presley

  214. Kamila

  215. Zara

  216. Amy

  217. Kayla

  218. Payton

  219. Blake

  220. Ruth

  221. Alani

  222. Annabelle

  223. Sage

  224. Aspen

  225. Laila

  226. Lila

  227. Rachel

  228. Trinity

  229. Daniela

  230. Alexa

  231. Lilly

  232. Lauren

  233. Elsie

  234. Margot

  235. Adelyn

  236. Zuri

  237. Brooke

  238. Sawyer

  239. Lilah

  240. Lola

  241. Selena

  242. Mya

  243. Sydney

  244. Diana

  245. Ana

  246. Vera

  247. Alayna

  248. Nyla

  249. Elaina

  250. Rebecca

  251. Angela

  252. Kali

  253. Alivia

  254. Raegan

  255. Rowan

  256. Phoebe

  257. Camilla

  258. Joanna

  259. Malia

  260. Vivienne

  261. Dakota

  262. Brooklynn

  263. Evangeline

  264. Camille

  265. Jane

  266. Nicole

  267. Catherine

  268. Jocelyn

  269. Julianna

  270. Lena

  271. Lucille

  272. Mckenna

  273. Paige

  274. Adelaide

  275. Charlee

  276. Mariana

  277. Myla

  278. Mckenzie

  279. Tessa

  280. Miriam

  281. Oakley

  282. Kailani

  283. Alayah

  284. Amira

  285. Adaline

  286. Phoenix

  287. Milani

  288. Annie

  289. Lia

  290. Angelina

  291. Harley

  292. Cali

  293. Maggie

  294. Hayden

  295. Leia

  296. Fiona

  297. Briella

  298. Journey

  299. Lennon

  300. Saylor

  301. Jayla

  302. Kaia

  303. Thea

  304. Adriana

  305. Mariah

  306. Juliet

  307. Oaklynn

  308. Kiara

  309. Alexis

  310. Haven

  311. Aniyah

  312. Delaney

  313. Gracelynn

  314. Kendall

  315. Winter

  316. Lilith

  317. Logan

  318. Amiyah

  319. Evie

  320. Alexandria

  321. Gracelyn

  322. Gabriela

  323. Sutton

  324. Harlow

  325. Madilyn

  326. Makayla

  327. Evelynn

  328. Gia

  329. Nina

  330. Amina

  331. Giselle

  332. Brynn

  333. Blair

  334. Amari

  335. Octavia

  336. Michelle

  337. Talia

  338. Demi

  339. Alaya

  340. Kaylani

  341. Izabella

  342. Fatima

  343. Tatum

  344. Makenzie

  345. Lilliana

  346. Arielle

  347. Palmer

  348. Melissa

  349. Willa

  350. Samara

  351. Destiny

  352. Dahlia

  353. Celeste

  354. Ainsley

  355. Rylie

  356. Reign

  357. Laura

  358. Adelynn

  359. Gabrielle

  360. Remington

  361. Wren

  362. Brinley

  363. Amora

  364. Lainey

  365. Collins

  366. Lexi

  367. Aitana

  368. Alessandra

  369. Kenzie

  370. Raelyn

  371. Elle

  372. Everlee

  373. Haisley

  374. Hallie

  375. Wynter

  376. Daleyza

  377. Gwendolyn

  378. Paislee

  379. Ariyah

  380. Veronica

  381. Heidi

  382. Anaya

  383. Cataleya

  384. Kira

  385. Avianna

  386. Felicity

  387. Aylin

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  390. Lana

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  392. Elianna

  393. Royalty

  394. Madeleine

  395. Esmeralda

  396. Joy

  397. Kalani

  398. Esme

  399. Jessica

  400. Leighton

  401. Ariah

  402. Makenna

  403. Nylah

  404. Viviana

  405. Camryn

  406. Cassidy

  407. Dream

  408. Luciana

  409. Maisie

  410. Stevie

  411. Kate

  412. Lyric

  413. Daniella

  414. Alicia

  415. Daphne

  416. Frances

  417. Charli

  418. Raven

  419. Paris

  420. Nayeli

  421. Serena

  422. Heaven

  423. Bianca

  424. Helen

  425. Hattie

  426. Averie

  427. Mabel

  428. Selah

  429. Allie

  430. Marlee

  431. Kinley

  432. Regina

  433. Carmen

  434. Jennifer

  435. Jordan

  436. Alison

  437. Stephanie

  438. Maren

  439. Kayleigh

  440. Angel

  441. Annalise

  442. Jacqueline

  443. Braelynn

  444. Emory

  445. Rosemary

  446. Scarlet

  447. Amanda

  448. Danielle

  449. Emelia

  450. Ryan

  451. Carolina

  452. Astrid

  453. Kensley

  454. Shiloh

  455. Maci

  456. Francesca

  457. Rory

  458. Celine

  459. Kamryn

  460. Zariah

  461. Liana

  462. Poppy

  463. Maliyah

  464. Keira

  465. Skyler

  466. Noa

  467. Skye

  468. Nadia

  469. Addilyn

  470. Rosie

  471. Eve

  472. Sarai

  473. Edith

  474. Jolene

  475. Maddison

  476. Meadow

  477. Charleigh

  478. Matilda

  479. Elliott

  480. Madelynn

  481. Holly

  482. Leona

  483. Azalea

  484. Katie

  485. Mira

  486. Ari

  487. Kaitlyn

  488. Danna

  489. Cameron

  490. Kyla

  491. Bristol

  492. Kora

  493. Armani

  494. Nia

  495. Malani

  496. Dylan

  497. Remy

  498. Maia

  499. Dior

  500. Legacy

  501. Alessia

  502. Shelby

  503. Maryam

  504. Sylvia

  505. Yaretzi

  506. Lorelei

  507. Madilynn

  508. Abby

  509. Helena

  510. Jimena

  511. Elisa

  512. Renata

  513. Amber

  514. Aviana

  515. Carter

  516. Emmy

  517. Haley

  518. Alondra

  519. Elaine

  520. Erin

  521. April

  522. Emely

  523. Imani

  524. Kennedi

  525. Lorelai

  526. Hanna

  527. Kelsey

  528. Aurelia

  529. Colette

  530. Jaliyah

  531. Kylee

  532. Macie

  533. Aisha

  534. Dorothy

  535. Charley

  536. Kathryn

  537. Adelina

  538. Adley

  539. Monroe

  540. Sierra

  541. Ailani

  542. Miranda

  543. Mikayla

  544. Alejandra

  545. Amirah

  546. Jada

  547. Jazlyn

  548. Jenna

  549. Jayleen

  550. Beatrice

  551. Kendra

  552. Lyra

  553. Nola

  554. Emberly

  555. Mckinley

  556. Myra

  557. Katalina

  558. Antonella

  559. Zelda

  560. Alanna

  561. Amaia

  562. Priscilla

  563. Briar

  564. Kaliyah

  565. Itzel

  566. Oaklyn

  567. Alma

  568. Mallory

  569. Novah

  570. Amalia

  571. Fernanda

  572. Alia

  573. Angelica

  574. Elliot

  575. Justice

  576. Mae

  577. Cecelia

  578. Gloria

  579. Ariya

  580. Virginia

  581. Cheyenne

  582. Aleah

  583. Jemma

  584. Henley

  585. Meredith

  586. Leyla

  587. Lennox

  588. Ensley

  589. Zahra

  590. Reina

  591. Frankie

  592. Lylah

  593. Nalani

  594. Reyna

  595. Saige

  596. Ivanna

  597. Aleena

  598. Emerie

  599. Ivory

  600. Leslie

  601. Alora

  602. Ashlyn

  603. Bethany

  604. Bonnie

  605. Sasha

  606. Xiomara

  607. Salem

  608. Adrianna

  609. Dayana

  610. Clementine

  611. Karina

  612. Karsyn

  613. Emmie

  614. Julie

  615. Julieta

  616. Briana

  617. Carly

  618. Macy

  619. Marie

  620. Oaklee

  621. Christina

  622. Malaysia

  623. Ellis

  624. Irene

  625. Anne

  626. Anahi

  627. Mara

  628. Rhea

  629. Davina

  630. Dallas

  631. Jayda

  632. Mariam

  633. Skyla

  634. Siena

  635. Elora

  636. Marilyn

  637. Jazmin

  638. Megan

  639. Rosa

  640. Savanna

  641. Allyson

  642. Milan

  643. Coraline

  644. Johanna

  645. Melany

  646. Chelsea

  647. Michaela

  648. Melina

  649. Angie

  650. Cassandra

  651. Yara

  652. Kassidy

  653. Liberty

  654. Lilian

  655. Avah

  656. Anya

  657. Laney

  658. Navy

  659. Opal

  660. Amani

  661. Zaylee

  662. Mina

  663. Sloan

  664. Romina

  665. Ashlynn

  666. Aliza

  667. Liv

  668. Malaya

  669. Blaire

  670. Janelle

  671. Kara

  672. Analia

  673. Hadassah

  674. Hayley

  675. Karla

  676. Chaya

  677. Cadence

  678. Kyra

  679. Alena

  680. Ellianna

  681. Katelyn

  682. Kimber

  683. Laurel

  684. Lina

  685. Capri

  686. Braelyn

  687. Faye

  688. Kamiyah

  689. Kenna

  690. Louise

  691. Calliope

  692. Kaydence

  693. Nala

  694. Tiana

  695. Aileen

  696. Sunny

  697. Zariyah

  698. Milana

  699. Giuliana

  700. Eileen

  701. Elodie

  702. Rayna

  703. Monica

  704. Galilea

  705. Journi

  706. Lara

  707. Marina

  708. Aliana

  709. Harmoni

  710. Jamie

  711. Holland

  712. Emmalyn

  713. Lauryn

  714. Chanel

  715. Tinsley

  716. Jessie

  717. Lacey

  718. Elyse

  719. Janiyah

  720. Jolie

  721. Ezra

  722. Marleigh

  723. Roselyn

  724. Lillie

  725. Louisa

  726. Madisyn

  727. Penny

  728. Kinslee

  729. Treasure

  730. Zaniyah

  731. Estella

  732. Jaylah

  733. Khaleesi

  734. Alexia

  735. Dulce

  736. Indie

  737. Maxine

  738. Waverly

  739. Giovanna

  740. Miley

  741. Saoirse

  742. Estrella

  743. Greta

  744. Rosalia

  745. Mylah

  746. Teresa

  747. Bridget

  748. Kelly

  749. Adalee

  750. Aubrie

  751. Lea

  752. Harlee

  753. Anika

  754. Itzayana

  755. Hana

  756. Kaisley

  757. Mikaela

  758. Naya

  759. Avalynn

  760. Margo

  761. Sevyn

  762. Florence

  763. Keilani

  764. Lyanna

  765. Joelle

  766. Kataleya

  767. Royal

  768. Averi

  769. Kallie

  770. Winnie

  771. Baylee

  772. Martha

  773. Pearl

  774. Alaiya

  775. Rayne

  776. Sylvie

  777. Brylee

  778. Jazmine

  779. Ryann

  780. Kori

  781. Noemi

  782. Haylee

  783. Julissa

  784. Celia

  785. Laylah

  786. Rebekah

  787. Rosalee

  788. Aya

  789. Bria

  790. Adele

  791. Aubrielle

  792. Tiffany

  793. Addyson

  794. Kai

  795. Bellamy

  796. Leilany

  797. Princess

  798. Chana

  799. Estelle

  800. Selene

  801. Sky

  802. Dani

  803. Thalia

  804. Ellen

  805. Rivka

  806. Amelie

  807. Andi

  808. Kynlee

  809. Raina

  810. Vienna

  811. Alianna

  812. Livia

  813. Madalyn

  814. Mercy

  815. Novalee

  816. Ramona

  817. Vada

  818. Berkley

  819. Gwen

  820. Persephone

  821. Milena

  822. Paula

  823. Clare

  824. Kairi

  825. Linda

  826. Paulina

  827. Kamilah

  828. Amoura

  829. Hunter

  830. Isabela

  831. Karen

  832. Marianna

  833. Sariyah

  834. Theodora

  835. Annika

  836. Kyleigh

  837. Nellie

  838. Scarlette

  839. Keyla

  840. Kailey

  841. Mavis

  842. Lilianna

  843. Rosalyn

  844. Sariah

  845. Tori

  846. Yareli

  847. Aubriella

  848. Bexley

  849. Bailee

  850. Jianna

  851. Keily

  852. Annabella

  853. Azariah

  854. Denisse

  855. Promise

  856. August

  857. Hadlee

  858. Halle

  859. Fallon

  860. Oakleigh

  861. Zaria

  862. Jaylin

  863. Paisleigh

  864. Crystal

  865. Ila

  866. Aliya

  867. Cynthia

  868. Giana

  869. Maleah

  870. Rylan

  871. Aniya

  872. Denise

  873. Emmeline

  874. Scout

  875. Simone

  876. Noah

  877. Zora

  878. Meghan

  879. Landry

  880. Ainhoa

  881. Lilyana

  882. Noor

  883. Belen

  884. Brynleigh

  885. Cleo

  886. Meilani

  887. Karter

  888. Amaris

  889. Frida

  890. Iliana

  891. Violeta

  892. Addisyn

  893. Nancy

  894. Denver

  895. Leanna

  896. Braylee

  897. Kiana

  898. Wrenley

  899. Barbara

  900. Khalani

  901. Aspyn

  902. Ellison

  903. Judith

  904. Robin

  905. Valery

  906. Aila

  907. Deborah

  908. Cara

  909. Clarissa

  910. Iyla

  911. Lexie

  912. Anais

  913. Kaylie

  914. Nathalie

  915. Alisson

  916. Della

  917. Addilynn

  918. Elsa

  919. Zoya

  920. Layne

  921. Marlowe

  922. Jovie

  923. Kenia

  924. Samira

  925. Jaylee

  926. Jenesis

  927. Etta

  928. Shay

  929. Amayah

  930. Avayah

  931. Egypt

  932. Flora

  933. Raquel

  934. Whitney

  935. Zola

  936. Giavanna

  937. Raya

  938. Veda

  939. Halo

  940. Paloma

  941. Nataly

  942. Whitley

  943. Dalary

  944. Drew

  945. Guadalupe

  946. Kamari

  947. Esperanza

  948. Loretta

  949. Malayah

  950. Natasha

  951. Stormi

  952. Ansley

  953. Carolyn

  954. Corinne

  955. Paola

  956. Brittany

  957. Emerald

  958. Freyja

  959. Zainab

  960. Artemis

  961. Jillian

  962. Kimora

  963. Zoie

  964. Aislinn

  965. Emmaline

  966. Ayleen

  967. Queen

  968. Jaycee

  969. Murphy

  970. Nyomi

  971. Elina

  972. Hadleigh

  973. Marceline

  974. Marisol

  975. Yasmin

  976. Zendaya

  977. Chandler

  978. Emani

  979. Jaelynn

  980. Kaiya

  981. Nathalia

  982. Violette

  983. Joyce

  984. Paityn

  985. Elisabeth

  986. Emmalynn

  987. Luella

  988. Yamileth

  989. Aarya

  990. Luisa

  991. Zhuri

  992. Araceli

  993. Harleigh

  994. Madalynn

  995. Melani

  996. Laylani

  997. Magdalena

  998. Mazikeen

  999. Belle

  1000. Kadence

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