Top 100 Girls Names 2001

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The top 100 baby girls names from 2001. We are delighted to bring you a collection of the Top 100 Girls Names 2001 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 2001. 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.6984
2EMILYLatinFlatterer.5918
3MEGANGreekPearl; great.5580
4JESSICAHebrewWealthy. Literature: a name perhaps invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice.4888
5SOPHIEGreekA familiar form of Sophia.4560
6CHARLOTTEFrench"Little and womanly" See Caroline. Famous Charlottes include novelists Charlotte Bronte and Charlotte Lennox.4479
7LAURENEnglishA form of Laura, meaning "crowned with laurel" Actress Lauren Bacall.4456
8HANNAHGermanA form of Johann.4282
9LUCYLatinLight; bringer of light.4012
10OLIVIALatinA form of Olive.4001
11ELLIEEnglishShort form of Eleanor, Ella, and Ellen.3836
12AMYLatinBeloved.3242
13KATIEEnglishA familiar form of Katherine. Actress Katie Holmes, from the TV series Dawson's Creek.3224
14GEORGIAGreekFarmer. 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.3061
15MOLLYIrishA 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.2987
16REBECCAHebrewTied, bound. Bible: the wife of Isaac.2950
17BETHANYAramaicHouse of figs. Bible: the site of Lazarus's resurrection.2805
18HOLLYEnglishPlant With Red Berries.2783
19ELLAEnglishElfin; beautiful fairy-woman.2283
20EMMAGermanA short form of Emily, which means "industrious" Flaubert's title heroine Emma Bovary, as well as poet Emma Lazarus are famous Emmas.2273
21CAITLINIrishPure.2228
22ABIGAILHebrewFather's joy. Bible: one of the wives of King David.2158
23GRACELatinGraceful.2144
24JADESpanishJade.2108
25MIAItalianMine. A familiar form of Michaela, Michelle.2058
26SHANNONIrishSmall and wise.1948
27ELEANORGreekLight. 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.1940
28ALICEGreekThuthful.1790
29COURTNEYEnglish"From the court" Among notable people with this name are actress Courtney Cox, of TV's Friends, and rocker Courtney Love.1783
30JASMINEPersianJasmine flower.1782
31LEAHHebrew"Weary" One of Jacob's two wives. Among well-known individuals with this name is writer Leah Goldberg.1763
32AMELIAGermanHard working.1709
33ELIZABETHHebrewConsecrated to God. Bible: the mother of John the Baptist.1538
34ANNAGermanA 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.1432
35LILYLatinA form of Lilly.1368
36AMBERFrenchAmber.1356
37LAURALatinCrowned with laurel.1326
38SARAHHebrewThis 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.1285
39RACHELHebrewThis 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.1274
40PHOEBEGreekShining.1256
41MILLIEEnglishA familiar form of Amelia, Camille, Emily, Kamila, Melissa, Mildred, Millicent.1189
42ERINIrishPeace. History: another name for Ireland.1188
43ZOEGreekLife.1160
44ABBIEHebrewA familiar form of Abigail.1129
45NICOLEFrenchA form of Nicholas.1111
46PAIGEEnglishYoung child.1083
47DAISYEnglish"Eye of the day," it is the name of a white and yellow flower. MTV host Daisy Fuentes.1064
48NATASHARussianA 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.1051
49NIAMHIrishA form of Niam.1047
50EVEHebrewLife. Bible: the first woman created by God.976
51ALEXANDRAGreekA feminine form of Alexander, which means "protector of man".969
52FREYAScandinavianNoblewoman.967
53TIAGreekPrincess.955
54ISABELLAItalianA 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.950
55ISOBELSpanishA form of Isabel.947
56IMOGENEnglishInnocent, 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.916
57ISABELLEFrenchA form of Isabel.903
58GEORGINAEnglishA form of Georgia.869
59LYDIAGreekFrom Lydia, an ancient land in Asia.861
60MORGANScottishSea warrior.855
61ROSIEEnglishA familiar form of Rosalind, Rosanna, and Rose. Talk show host and actress Rosie O'Donnell.838
62JODIEAmericanA familiar form of Judith.813
62VICTORIALatinVictorious.813
63MAISIEScottishA familiar form of Margaret.798
64MOLLIEIrishA form of Molly.782
65CHELSEAEnglishSeaport.777
66RUBYFrenchPrecious stone.745
67ISABELSpanishConsecrated to God.741
68HOLLIEEnglishA form of Holly.735
69HARRIETFrenchRuler of the household.733
70SAMANTHAHebrewTold by God; listener.731
71AIMEELatinA form of Amy.723
72DANIELLEHebrewGod is my judge.719
73MELISSAGreekHoney bee.718
74ALISHAGreekTruthful.711
75FRANCESCAItalianA form of Frances.695
76KAYLEIGHAmericanA form of Kaylee.691
77KATHERINEGreekPure.659
78LOUISEGermanFamous warrior.645
79LIBBYHebrewA familiar form of Elizabeth.643
80JENNIFERWelshWhite wave; white phantom. A form of Guinevere.629
81ALICIAEnglishA form of Alice which means "noble" or "bright" Clueless star Alicia Silverstone.626
82KATEGreekPure.624
83POPPYLatinPoppy flower.617
84ELLENEnglishA 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.608
85YASMINPersianJasmine flower.606
86STEPHANIEGreekCrowned.589
87SOPHIAGreekWise.577
88MADELEINEFrenchSignifies "woman of Magdala" Famous Madeleines include Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, actress Madeleine Stowe, and author Madeleine de Souvre.571
89MADISONEnglishSon of Maude; good son.559
90CHARLIEEnglishA familiar form of Charles.556
91EVIEHungarianA form of Eve.548
92GEMMALatinJewel, precious stone.545
93BROOKEEnglishLiterally signifies "brook" or "stream" A feminine form of Brook. Actress Brooke Shields.507
94JORDANHebrew"Descend" Supermodel Jordan follows the trend of single names among celebrities.494
94NAOMIHebrewSignifying "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.494
95NATALIELatinBorn on Christmas day.492
96CATHERINEGreekPure.488
97CERYSWelshVariant of Carys: Love.487
97ELISEFrenchA short form of Elizabeth, from the Hebrew for "pledged to God".487
98ELLEGreekA short form of Eleanor.485
99BETHANWelshConsecrated To God.482
100TAYLOREnglishLiterally means "tailor" Singer Taylor Dane.476

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