Top 100 Girls Names 2003

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The top 100 baby girls names from 2003. We are delighted to bring you a collection of the Top 100 Girls Names 2003 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 2003. 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
1EMILYLatinFlatterer.5423
2ELLIEEnglishShort form of Eleanor, Ella, and Ellen.5136
3CHLOEGreekBlooming, verdant. Mythology: another name for Demeter, the goddess of agriculture.5058
4JESSICAHebrewWealthy. Literature: a name perhaps invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice.4928
5SOPHIEGreekA familiar form of Sophia.4592
6MEGANGreekPearl; great.4077
7LUCYLatinLight; bringer of light.4032
8OLIVIALatinA form of Olive.4024
9CHARLOTTEFrench"Little and womanly" See Caroline. Famous Charlottes include novelists Charlotte Bronte and Charlotte Lennox.3819
10HANNAHGermanA form of Johann.3546
11KATIEEnglishA familiar form of Katherine. Actress Katie Holmes, from the TV series Dawson's Creek.3521
12ELLAEnglishElfin; beautiful fairy-woman.3494
13HOLLYEnglishPlant With Red Berries.3377
14GRACELatinGraceful.3165
15MIAItalianMine. A familiar form of Michaela, Michelle.3132
16AMYLatinBeloved.2889
17LAURENEnglishA form of Laura, meaning "crowned with laurel" Actress Lauren Bacall.2823
18MOLLYIrishA 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.2782
19EMMAGermanA short form of Emily, which means "industrious" Flaubert's title heroine Emma Bovary, as well as poet Emma Lazarus are famous Emmas.2711
20ABIGAILHebrewFather's joy. Bible: one of the wives of King David.2642
21AMELIAGermanHard working.2299
22CAITLINIrishPure.2277
23LILYLatinA form of Lilly.2221
24BETHANYAramaicHouse of figs. Bible: the site of Lazarus's resurrection.2205
25REBECCAHebrewTied, bound. Bible: the wife of Isaac.2120
26GEORGIAGreekFarmer. 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.1976
27LEAHHebrew"Weary" One of Jacob's two wives. Among well-known individuals with this name is writer Leah Goldberg.1903
28MILLIEEnglishA familiar form of Amelia, Camille, Emily, Kamila, Melissa, Mildred, Millicent.1869
29ELEANORGreekLight. 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.1838
30JASMINEPersianJasmine flower.1587
31DAISYEnglish"Eye of the day," it is the name of a white and yellow flower. MTV host Daisy Fuentes.1553
32ELIZABETHHebrewConsecrated to God. Bible: the mother of John the Baptist.1539
33ALICEGreekThuthful.1427
34COURTNEYEnglish"From the court" Among notable people with this name are actress Courtney Cox, of TV's Friends, and rocker Courtney Love.1419
35SHANNONIrishSmall and wise.1402
36ERINIrishPeace. History: another name for Ireland.1361
37ISABELLAItalianA 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.1350
38ABBIEHebrewA familiar form of Abigail.1287
39ANNAGermanA 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.1235
40AMBERFrenchAmber.1222
41ISABELLEFrenchA form of Isabel.1214
42FREYAScandinavianNoblewoman.1211
43POPPYLatinPoppy flower.1200
44PHOEBEGreekShining.1182
45PAIGEEnglishYoung child.1161
46ISABELSpanishConsecrated to God.1120
47RUBYFrenchPrecious stone.1084
48RACHELHebrewThis 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.1073
49SARAHHebrewThis 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.1066
50ISOBELSpanishA form of Isabel.1048
51AIMEELatinA form of Amy.1043
52ROSIEEnglishA familiar form of Rosalind, Rosanna, and Rose. Talk show host and actress Rosie O'Donnell.1024
53ZOEGreekLife.1019
54TIAGreekPrincess.1010
55MAISIEScottishA familiar form of Margaret.996
56NIAMHIrishA form of Niam.991
57LIBBYHebrewA familiar form of Elizabeth.981
58NATASHARussianA 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.973
59NICOLEFrenchA form of Nicholas.934
60EVIEHungarianA form of Eve.917
61IMOGENEnglishInnocent, 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.891
62MORGANScottishSea warrior.887
63ALICIAEnglishA form of Alice which means "noble" or "bright" Clueless star Alicia Silverstone.844
64HOLLIEEnglishA form of Holly.838
65EVEHebrewLife. Bible: the first woman created by God.830
66ALISHAGreekTruthful.810
67ALEXANDRAGreekA feminine form of Alexander, which means "protector of man".766
67LAURALatinCrowned with laurel.766
68LYDIAGreekFrom Lydia, an ancient land in Asia.754
69LOUISEGermanFamous warrior.750
70MADELEINEFrenchSignifies "woman of Magdala" Famous Madeleines include Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, actress Madeleine Stowe, and author Madeleine de Souvre.734
71MADISONEnglishSon of Maude; good son.719
72KATEGreekPure.714
73SOPHIAGreekWise.709
74CHELSEAEnglishSeaport.684
75GEORGINAEnglishA form of Georgia.671
76JADESpanishJade.668
77JODIEAmericanA familiar form of Judith.647
78HARRIETFrenchRuler of the household.645
79FRANCESCAItalianA form of Frances.633
80JENNIFERWelshWhite wave; white phantom. A form of Guinevere.628
81ELOISEFrenchFrench version of the Latin name Louise, meaning "battle maiden".616
82KAYLEIGHAmericanA form of Kaylee.612
83MELISSAGreekHoney bee.610
84MOLLIEIrishA form of Molly.606
85SUMMEREnglishSummertime.605
86VICTORIALatinVictorious.601
87CHARLIEEnglishA familiar form of Charles.584
88KATHERINEGreekPure.577
89SAMANTHAHebrewTold by God; listener.574
90LARAGreekCheerful.568
91YASMINPersianJasmine flower.546
92BROOKEEnglishLiterally signifies "brook" or "stream" A feminine form of Brook. Actress Brooke Shields.544
93NAOMIHebrewSignifying "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.543
94CERYSWelshVariant of Carys: Love.541
95AALIYAHHebrewA form of Aliya.531
96TEGANWelshA form of Teagan.530
97FAITHEnglish"Loyalty" Novelist Faith Baldwin singer Faith Hill.522
98ZARAHebrewA form of Sarah, Zora.505
99ABBYHebrewA familiar form of Abigail.500
100DANIELLEHebrewGod is my judge.496

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