Top 100 Girls Names 1997

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The top 100 baby girls names from 1997. We are delighted to bring you a collection of the Top 100 Girls Names 1997 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 1997. 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
1CHLOEGreekBlooming, verdant. Mythology: another name for Demeter, the goddess of agriculture.7745
2EMILYLatinFlatterer.6616
3SOPHIEGreekA familiar form of Sophia.6311
4JESSICAHebrewWealthy. Literature: a name perhaps invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice.6090
5MEGANGreekPearl; great.5724
6HANNAHGermanA form of Johann.5581
7CHARLOTTEFrench"Little and womanly" See Caroline. Famous Charlottes include novelists Charlotte Bronte and Charlotte Lennox.5531
8LAURENEnglishA form of Laura, meaning "crowned with laurel" Actress Lauren Bacall.5529
9REBECCAHebrewTied, bound. Bible: the wife of Isaac.5514
10GEORGIAGreekFarmer. 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.4908
11AMYLatinBeloved.4666
12LUCYLatinLight; bringer of light.4235
13EMMAGermanA short form of Emily, which means "industrious" Flaubert's title heroine Emma Bovary, as well as poet Emma Lazarus are famous Emmas.4126
14BETHANYAramaicHouse of figs. Bible: the site of Lazarus's resurrection.4074
15KATIEEnglishA familiar form of Katherine. Actress Katie Holmes, from the TV series Dawson's Creek.3864
16SHANNONIrishSmall and wise.3640
17LAURALatinCrowned with laurel.2937
18COURTNEYEnglish"From the court" Among notable people with this name are actress Courtney Cox, of TV's Friends, and rocker Courtney Love.2812
19OLIVIALatinA form of Olive.2789
20ELEANORGreekLight. 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.2747
21MOLLYIrishA 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.2628
22SARAHHebrewThis 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.2613
23HOLLYEnglishPlant With Red Berries.2584
24ABIGAILHebrewFather's joy. Bible: one of the wives of King David.2570
25JADESpanishJade.2538
26ALICEGreekThuthful.2259
27ELLIEEnglishShort form of Eleanor, Ella, and Ellen.2202
28RACHELHebrewThis 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.2120
29DANIELLEHebrewGod is my judge.2069
30ELIZABETHHebrewConsecrated to God. Bible: the mother of John the Baptist.1892
31ZOEGreekLife.1784
32PAIGEEnglishYoung child.1703
33GEORGINAEnglishA form of Georgia.1700
34VICTORIALatinVictorious.1650
35CHELSEAEnglishSeaport.1649
36LEAHHebrew"Weary" One of Jacob's two wives. Among well-known individuals with this name is writer Leah Goldberg.1605
37NICOLEFrenchA form of Nicholas.1569
38SAMANTHAHebrewTold by God; listener.1552
39NATASHARussianA 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.1500
40AMBERFrenchAmber.1490
40ANNAGermanA 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.1490
41GRACELatinGraceful.1440
42ALEXANDRAGreekA feminine form of Alexander, which means "protector of man".1381
43ELLAEnglishElfin; beautiful fairy-woman.1300
44LOUISEGermanFamous warrior.1283
45CAITLINIrishPure.1215
46MELISSAGreekHoney bee.1180
47JASMINEPersianJasmine flower.1154
48AMELIAGermanHard working.1145
49KAYLEIGHAmericanA form of Kaylee.1140
50NATALIELatinBorn on Christmas day.1138
51STEPHANIEGreekCrowned.1115
52KATHERINEGreekPure.1077
53PHOEBEGreekShining.1071
54ABBIEHebrewA familiar form of Abigail.1067
55LYDIAGreekFrom Lydia, an ancient land in Asia.1062
56GEMMALatinJewel, precious stone.1053
57JODIEAmericanA familiar form of Judith.1021
58HARRIETFrenchRuler of the household.1000
59FRANCESCAItalianA form of Frances.975
60AIMEELatinA form of Amy.968
61JENNIFERWelshWhite wave; white phantom. A form of Guinevere.938
62KIRSTYGreekA familiar form of Kirsten.898
63KATEGreekPure.892
64HAYLEYEnglish"Hay meadow" Hayley Mills is a well-known actress with this name.877
65ELLENEnglishA 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.866
66HOLLIEEnglishA form of Holly.858
67ASHLEIGHEnglishA form of Ashley.857
67DAISYEnglish"Eye of the day," it is the name of a white and yellow flower. MTV host Daisy Fuentes.857
68ROSIEEnglishA familiar form of Rosalind, Rosanna, and Rose. Talk show host and actress Rosie O'Donnell.818
69ALISHAGreekTruthful.816
70SIANWelshA female form of John (Sion). Notable people with this name include Sian Lloyd, British television personality.760
71BETHANWelshConsecrated To God.750
72CATHERINEGreekPure.736
73LILYLatinA form of Lilly.721
74MOLLIEIrishA form of Molly.677
75ISOBELSpanishA form of Isabel.651
76HEATHEREnglishSignifies a flower associated with Scotland. Among well-known women with this name are Melrose Place's Heather Locklear and model Heather Stewart-Whyte.645
77RACHAELHebrewA form of Rachel.643
78DEMIFrenchHalf.633
79YASMINPersianJasmine flower.628
80KELLYIrish"Brave warrior".621
81KATHRYNEnglishA form of Katherine.619
82ALICIAEnglishA form of Alice which means "noble" or "bright" Clueless star Alicia Silverstone.606
83NAOMIHebrewSignifying "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.603
84NIAMHIrishA form of Niam.591
84RHIANNONWelshA name that signifies "pure," a good sorceress in The Mabinogion, a Welsh legend.591
85MILLIEEnglishA familiar form of Amelia, Camille, Emily, Kamila, Melissa, Mildred, Millicent.584
86MIAItalianMine. A familiar form of Michaela, Michelle.583
87ROBYNEnglishFrom The Name Robin.568
88SOPHIAGreekWise.566
89CHANTELLEFrenchA form of Chantal.557
90KIMBERLEYEnglishA form of Kimberly.551
91IMOGENEnglishInnocent, 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.548
92MADELEINEFrenchSignifies "woman of Magdala" Famous Madeleines include Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, actress Madeleine Stowe, and author Madeleine de Souvre.540
93BETHHebrew"House of God" A short form of Bethany and Elizabeth. Singer Beth Orton.536
94ERINIrishPeace. History: another name for Ireland.532
95GABRIELLEFrenchA feminine form of Gabriel, meaning "heroine of God" Volleyball star Gabrielle Reece, film actress Gabrielle Anwar.527
96TIAGreekPrincess.525
97ISABELLEFrenchA form of Isabel.509
98NICOLAItalianFeminine Form Of Nicholas.506
99CHARLIEEnglishA familiar form of Charles.501
100JORDANHebrew"Descend" Supermodel Jordan follows the trend of single names among celebrities.486

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