Top 100 Girls Names 1996

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The top 100 baby girls names from 1996. We are delighted to bring you a collection of the Top 100 Girls Names 1996 UK. This collection of names, origin and meanings comes straight from the national archives and represents the number of baby girls born and registered within England and Wales during 1996. We will keep these blogs available so that you can compare the naming trends and so the curious amongst us can look back at where our name ranked over the years. And for the younger audience where it ranked during the year of your birth.

RankNameOriginMeaningBirths
1SOPHIEGreekA familiar form of Sophia.7087
2CHLOEGreekBlooming, verdant. Mythology: another name for Demeter, the goddess of agriculture.6824
3JESSICAHebrewWealthy. Literature: a name perhaps invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice.6711
4EMILYLatinFlatterer.6415
5LAURENEnglishA form of Laura, meaning "crowned with laurel" Actress Lauren Bacall.6299
6HANNAHGermanA form of Johann.5916
7CHARLOTTEFrench"Little and womanly" See Caroline. Famous Charlottes include novelists Charlotte Bronte and Charlotte Lennox.5866
8REBECCAHebrewTied, bound. Bible: the wife of Isaac.5828
9AMYLatinBeloved.5206
10MEGANGreekPearl; great.4948
11SHANNONIrishSmall and wise.4649
12KATIEEnglishA familiar form of Katherine. Actress Katie Holmes, from the TV series Dawson's Creek.4337
13BETHANYAramaicHouse of figs. Bible: the site of Lazarus's resurrection.4271
14EMMAGermanA short form of Emily, which means "industrious" Flaubert's title heroine Emma Bovary, as well as poet Emma Lazarus are famous Emmas.4232
15LUCYLatinLight; bringer of light.3753
16GEORGIAGreekFarmer. Art: Georgia O'Keeffe was an American painter known especially for her paintings of flowers. Geography: a southern American state; a country of former USSR. See also Jirina, Jorja.3723
17LAURALatinCrowned with laurel.3582
18SARAHHebrewThis name means "princess" The name of the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. Distinguished individuals with this name include former first lady Sarah Polk, astronomer Sarah F. Whiting, as well as actresses Sarah Bernhardt and Sarah Michelle Gellar.3111
19JADESpanishJade.2750
20DANIELLEHebrewGod is my judge.2641
21ABIGAILHebrewFather's joy. Bible: one of the wives of King David.2595
22ELEANORGreekLight. History: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was a U.S. delegate to the United Nation, a writer, and the thirty-second First Lady of the United States.2555
23HOLLYEnglishPlant With Red Berries.2498
24OLIVIALatinA form of Olive.2456
25ALICEGreekThuthful.2357
26ELIZABETHHebrewConsecrated to God. Bible: the mother of John the Baptist.2225
27RACHELHebrewThis name has the meaning "innocence of a lamb" The name of the wife of the biblical patriarch Jacob. Among renowned Rachels are Rachel Carson and former first lady Rachel Jackson.2105
28PAIGEEnglishYoung child.2052
29MOLLYIrishA familiar form of Mary, meaning "bitterness; sorrow" Famous people with this name include the legendary subject of the traditional song "Molly Malone," Molly Bloom of James Joyce's Ulysses, actress Molly Ringwald, and writer Molly Ivins.2026
30ELLIEEnglishShort form of Eleanor, Ella, and Ellen.1900
31ZOEGreekLife.1897
32SAMANTHAHebrewTold by God; listener.1854
33NATASHARussianA name that derives from the Latin name Natalie, meaning "child of Christmas" Among famous Natashas are actress Natasha Henstridge and Russian Olympic gymnastics coach Natasha Matveena.1751
34CHELSEAEnglishSeaport.1735
35LEAHHebrew"Weary" One of Jacob's two wives. Among well-known individuals with this name is writer Leah Goldberg.1705
36NICOLEFrenchA form of Nicholas.1679
37VICTORIALatinVictorious.1627
38ALEXANDRAGreekA feminine form of Alexander, which means "protector of man".1595
39GEORGINAEnglishA form of Georgia.1593
40AMBERFrenchAmber.1422
41GRACELatinGraceful.1421
42NATALIELatinBorn on Christmas day.1393
43JODIEAmericanA familiar form of Judith.1354
44LOUISEGermanFamous warrior.1309
45ABBIEHebrewA familiar form of Abigail.1297
46MELISSAGreekHoney bee.1282
47ANNAGermanA form of the Hebrew name Hannah, which means "gracious" Among renowned people with this name are great Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova; psychologist Anna Freud; actress Anna Magnani; Black Beauty author Anna Sewall; former first lady Anna Harrison; botanist Anna Atkins; chemist Anna J. Harrison; model Anna Nicole Smith; as well as poet Anna Akhmatova.1274
48KATHERINEGreekPure.1266
48STEPHANIEGreekCrowned.1266
49GEMMALatinJewel, precious stone.1261
50KAYLEIGHAmericanA form of Kaylee.1206
51COURTNEYEnglish"From the court" Among notable people with this name are actress Courtney Cox, of TV's Friends, and rocker Courtney Love.1203
52KIRSTYGreekA familiar form of Kirsten.1202
53JENNIFERWelshWhite wave; white phantom. A form of Guinevere.1200
54JASMINEPersianJasmine flower.1145
55ELLAEnglishElfin; beautiful fairy-woman.1137
56HAYLEYEnglish"Hay meadow" Hayley Mills is a well-known actress with this name.1088
57ASHLEIGHEnglishA form of Ashley.1081
58KATEGreekPure.1055
59HARRIETFrenchRuler of the household.1046
60LYDIAGreekFrom Lydia, an ancient land in Asia.1009
61FRANCESCAItalianA form of Frances.966
62AMELIAGermanHard working.929
62ELLENEnglishA form of Eleanor or Helen. Among notable people with this name are actress Ellen Corby; former first lady Ellen Arthur, wife of Chester Arthur; comedian Ellen DeGeneres, and novelist Ellen Glasgow.929
63PHOEBEGreekShining.910
64CAITLINIrishPure.906
65HOLLIEEnglishA form of Holly.896
66CATHERINEGreekPure.880
67ROSIEEnglishA familiar form of Rosalind, Rosanna, and Rose. Talk show host and actress Rosie O'Donnell.879
68AIMEELatinA form of Amy.876
69DAISYEnglish"Eye of the day," it is the name of a white and yellow flower. MTV host Daisy Fuentes.828
70BETHANWelshConsecrated To God.825
71KIMBERLEYEnglishA form of Kimberly.799
72KELLYIrish"Brave warrior".789
73NAOMIHebrewSignifying "pleasant" or "beautiful" The name of the mother-in-law of Ruth from the Hebrew Scriptures. Celebrity Naomis include supermodel Naomi Campbell, who personifies beauty, while author Naomi Wolf comments upon it.766
74SIANWelshA female form of John (Sion). Notable people with this name include Sian Lloyd, British television personality.731
75RACHAELHebrewA form of Rachel.721
76HEATHEREnglishSignifies a flower associated with Scotland. Among well-known women with this name are Melrose Place's Heather Locklear and model Heather Stewart-Whyte.713
77DEMIFrenchHalf.689
78ROBYNEnglishFrom The Name Robin.683
79MOLLIEIrishA form of Molly.667
80YASMINPersianJasmine flower.661
81BETHHebrew"House of God" A short form of Bethany and Elizabeth. Singer Beth Orton.656
82RHIANNONWelshA name that signifies "pure," a good sorceress in The Mabinogion, a Welsh legend.654
83LILYLatinA form of Lilly.651
84KATHRYNEnglishA form of Katherine.635
85NICOLAItalianFeminine Form Of Nicholas.629
86LEANNEEnglishA form of Leeann, Lian.616
87CHANTELLEFrenchA form of Chantal.609
88CLAIREFrench"Famous one" or "bright" Actresses Claire Bloom and Claire Trevor.564
89IMOGENEnglishInnocent, last born. The name of the heroine of Shakespeare's play Cymbehoe as a result of a printing error in the Folio edition of the play.555
90POPPYLatinPoppy flower.537
91MADELEINEFrenchSignifies "woman of Magdala" Famous Madeleines include Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, actress Madeleine Stowe, and author Madeleine de Souvre.536
92ISOBELSpanishA form of Isabel.522
93SOPHIAGreekWise.516
94MARIAHebrewBitter; sea of bitterness.511
95STACEYGreekResurrection.509
96ALICIAEnglishA form of Alice which means "noble" or "bright" Clueless star Alicia Silverstone.504
97GABRIELLEFrenchA feminine form of Gabriel, meaning "heroine of God" Volleyball star Gabrielle Reece, film actress Gabrielle Anwar.501
98ERINIrishPeace. History: another name for Ireland.486
99JEMMAHebrewA form of Jemima.480
100ISABELLEFrenchA form of Isabel.469

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