Top 100 Girls Names 2000

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The top 100 baby girls names from 2000. We are delighted to bring you a collection of the Top 100 Girls Names 2000 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 2000. 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.7534
2EMILYLatinFlatterer.6232
3MEGANGreekPearl; great.5868
4JESSICAHebrewWealthy. Literature: a name perhaps invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice.4779
5CHARLOTTEFrench"Little and womanly" See Caroline. Famous Charlottes include novelists Charlotte Bronte and Charlotte Lennox.4778
6LAURENEnglishA form of Laura, meaning "crowned with laurel" Actress Lauren Bacall.4701
7SOPHIEGreekA familiar form of Sophia.4624
8OLIVIALatinA form of Olive.4546
9HANNAHGermanA form of Johann.4410
10LUCYLatinLight; bringer of light.4257
11GEORGIAGreekFarmer. 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.3943
12REBECCAHebrewTied, bound. Bible: the wife of Isaac.3826
13BETHANYAramaicHouse of figs. Bible: the site of Lazarus's resurrection.3730
14AMYLatinBeloved.3646
15ELLIEEnglishShort form of Eleanor, Ella, and Ellen.3482
16KATIEEnglishA familiar form of Katherine. Actress Katie Holmes, from the TV series Dawson's Creek.3366
17EMMAGermanA short form of Emily, which means "industrious" Flaubert's title heroine Emma Bovary, as well as poet Emma Lazarus are famous Emmas.2574
18HOLLYEnglishPlant With Red Berries.2356
19ABIGAILHebrewFather's joy. Bible: one of the wives of King David.2333
20MOLLYIrishA 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.2328
21GRACELatinGraceful.2187
22COURTNEYEnglish"From the court" Among notable people with this name are actress Courtney Cox, of TV's Friends, and rocker Courtney Love.2131
23SHANNONIrishSmall and wise.2127
24CAITLINIrishPure.2086
25ELEANORGreekLight. 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.2080
26JADESpanishJade.2055
27ELLAEnglishElfin; beautiful fairy-woman.2022
28LEAHHebrew"Weary" One of Jacob's two wives. Among well-known individuals with this name is writer Leah Goldberg.1951
29ALICEGreekThuthful.1909
30LAURALatinCrowned with laurel.1628
31ANNAGermanA 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.1612
32JASMINEPersianJasmine flower.1606
33ELIZABETHHebrewConsecrated to God. Bible: the mother of John the Baptist.1552
34SARAHHebrewThis 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.1536
35AMELIAGermanHard working.1489
36RACHELHebrewThis 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.1417
37AMBERFrenchAmber.1393
38PHOEBEGreekShining.1319
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.1238
40NIAMHIrishA form of Niam.1204
41ZOEGreekLife.1175
42PAIGEEnglishYoung child.1163
43MIAItalianMine. A familiar form of Michaela, Michelle.1149
44NICOLEFrenchA form of Nicholas.1138
45LILYLatinA form of Lilly.1124
46ABBIEHebrewA familiar form of Abigail.1116
47IMOGENEnglishInnocent, 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.1091
48ALEXANDRAGreekA feminine form of Alexander, which means "protector of man".1049
49DAISYEnglish"Eye of the day," it is the name of a white and yellow flower. MTV host Daisy Fuentes.1013
50MILLIEEnglishA familiar form of Amelia, Camille, Emily, Kamila, Melissa, Mildred, Millicent.1007
51CHELSEAEnglishSeaport.998
52ERINIrishPeace. History: another name for Ireland.997
53GEORGINAEnglishA form of Georgia.979
54VICTORIALatinVictorious.976
55DANIELLEHebrewGod is my judge.961
56ISOBELSpanishA form of Isabel.947
57LYDIAGreekFrom Lydia, an ancient land in Asia.913
58SAMANTHAHebrewTold by God; listener.867
59MORGANScottishSea warrior.850
60TIAGreekPrincess.816
61JODIEAmericanA familiar form of Judith.814
62HARRIETFrenchRuler of the household.801
62MAISIEScottishA familiar form of Margaret.801
63ISABELLAItalianA form of the name Isabel, meaning "pledged to God" Among the notable people with this name are actress Isabella Rossellini and Queen Isabella of Castile, who financed Columbus's voyage to America.796
63ISABELLEFrenchA form of Isabel.796
64ROSIEEnglishA familiar form of Rosalind, Rosanna, and Rose. Talk show host and actress Rosie O'Donnell.766
65FRANCESCAItalianA form of Frances.757
66MELISSAGreekHoney bee.755
67ISABELSpanishConsecrated to God.752
68KAYLEIGHAmericanA form of Kaylee.746
69KATHERINEGreekPure.734
70AIMEELatinA form of Amy.719
71HOLLIEEnglishA form of Holly.693
72KATEGreekPure.688
73FREYAScandinavianNoblewoman.686
74MADELEINEFrenchSignifies "woman of Magdala" Famous Madeleines include Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, actress Madeleine Stowe, and author Madeleine de Souvre.684
74STEPHANIEGreekCrowned.684
75EVEHebrewLife. Bible: the first woman created by God.675
75RUBYFrenchPrecious stone.675
76GEMMALatinJewel, precious stone.664
77LOUISEGermanFamous warrior.659
78MOLLIEIrishA form of Molly.654
79JENNIFERWelshWhite wave; white phantom. A form of Guinevere.645
80ALISHAGreekTruthful.642
81JORDANHebrew"Descend" Supermodel Jordan follows the trend of single names among celebrities.622
82POPPYLatinPoppy flower.598
83ELLENEnglishA 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.596
84BETHANWelshConsecrated To God.592
85SOPHIAGreekWise.591
86ALICIAEnglishA form of Alice which means "noble" or "bright" Clueless star Alicia Silverstone.583
87CERYSWelshVariant of Carys: Love.578
88CHARLIEEnglishA familiar form of Charles.577
89ELOISEFrenchFrench version of the Latin name Louise, meaning "battle maiden".573
90NATALIELatinBorn on Christmas day.560
91YASMINPersianJasmine flower.539
92CATHERINEGreekPure.536
93RHIANNONWelshA name that signifies "pure," a good sorceress in The Mabinogion, a Welsh legend.526
94KIRSTYGreekA familiar form of Kirsten.525
95LIBBYHebrewA familiar form of Elizabeth.515
95NAOMIHebrewSignifying "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.515
96SIANWelshA female form of John (Sion). Notable people with this name include Sian Lloyd, British television personality.510
97BROOKEEnglishLiterally signifies "brook" or "stream" A feminine form of Brook. Actress Brooke Shields.494
98KELSEYScandinavianShip island.471
99MADISONEnglishSon of Maude; good son.469
100ELLEGreekA short form of Eleanor.462

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