Top 100 Girls Names 2005

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The top 100 baby girls names from 2005. We are delighted to bring you a collection of the Top 100 Girls Names 2005 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 2005. 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
1JESSICAHebrewWealthy. Literature: a name perhaps invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice.5030
2EMILYLatinFlatterer.4752
3SOPHIEGreekA familiar form of Sophia.4422
4OLIVIALatinA form of Olive.4282
5ELLIEEnglishShort form of Eleanor, Ella, and Ellen.4049
6CHLOEGreekBlooming, verdant. Mythology: another name for Demeter, the goddess of agriculture.4017
7GRACELatinGraceful.3653
8LUCYLatinLight; bringer of light.3534
9CHARLOTTEFrench"Little and womanly" See Caroline. Famous Charlottes include novelists Charlotte Bronte and Charlotte Lennox.3499
10ELLAEnglishElfin; beautiful fairy-woman.3220
11KATIEEnglishA familiar form of Katherine. Actress Katie Holmes, from the TV series Dawson's Creek.3201
12RUBYFrenchPrecious stone.3149
13MEGANGreekPearl; great.3109
14HANNAHGermanA form of Johann.2990
15AMELIAGermanHard working.2976
16LILYLatinA form of Lilly.2871
17AMYLatinBeloved.2717
18MIAItalianMine. A familiar form of Michaela, Michelle.2539
19HOLLYEnglishPlant With Red Berries.2465
20ABIGAILHebrewFather's joy. Bible: one of the wives of King David.2461
21MILLIEEnglishA familiar form of Amelia, Camille, Emily, Kamila, Melissa, Mildred, Millicent.2418
22MOLLYIrishA 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.2355
23EMMAGermanA short form of Emily, which means "industrious" Flaubert's title heroine Emma Bovary, as well as poet Emma Lazarus are famous Emmas.2144
24ISABELLAItalianA 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.2065
25LEAHHebrew"Weary" One of Jacob's two wives. Among well-known individuals with this name is writer Leah Goldberg.2045
26CAITLINIrishPure.1889
27LAURENEnglishA form of Laura, meaning "crowned with laurel" Actress Lauren Bacall.1888
28DAISYEnglish"Eye of the day," it is the name of a white and yellow flower. MTV host Daisy Fuentes.1879
28EVIEHungarianA form of Eve.1879
29ISABELLEFrenchA form of Isabel.1800
30FREYAScandinavianNoblewoman.1794
31ERINIrishPeace. History: another name for Ireland.1788
32REBECCAHebrewTied, bound. Bible: the wife of Isaac.1748
33GEORGIAGreekFarmer. 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.1597
34POPPYLatinPoppy flower.1574
35PHOEBEGreekShining.1569
36KEIRAIrishA form of Keara.1565
37AMBERFrenchAmber.1562
38MADISONEnglishSon of Maude; good son.1556
39BETHANYAramaicHouse of figs. Bible: the site of Lazarus's resurrection.1512
40JASMINEPersianJasmine flower.1478
41ELIZABETHHebrewConsecrated to God. Bible: the mother of John the Baptist.1435
42ELEANORGreekLight. 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.1328
43ALICEGreekThuthful.1307
44PAIGEEnglishYoung child.1290
45SCARLETTEnglishBright red. Literature: Scarlett O'Hara is the heroine of Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind".1261
46ISABELSpanishConsecrated to God.1232
47LIBBYHebrewA familiar form of Elizabeth.1131
48AIMEELatinA form of Amy.1121
49NIAMHIrishA form of Niam.1110
50ISOBELSpanishA form of Isabel.1098
51ANNAGermanA 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.1096
52ABBIEHebrewA familiar form of Abigail.1004
52TIAGreekPrincess.1004
53EVEHebrewLife. Bible: the first woman created by God.964
54SARAHHebrewThis 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.962
55ALISHAGreekTruthful.957
56COURTNEYEnglish"From the court" Among notable people with this name are actress Courtney Cox, of TV's Friends, and rocker Courtney Love.949
56MAISIEScottishA familiar form of Margaret.949
57SOPHIAGreekWise.940
58ROSIEEnglishA familiar form of Rosalind, Rosanna, and Rose. Talk show host and actress Rosie O'Donnell.914
58SHANNONIrishSmall and wise.914
59MADDISONAmericanA form of Madison.899
60MADELEINEFrenchSignifies "woman of Magdala" Famous Madeleines include Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, actress Madeleine Stowe, and author Madeleine de Souvre.888
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.868
62SUMMEREnglishSummertime.852
63ZOEGreekLife.829
64NICOLEFrenchA form of Nicholas.823
65FAITHEnglish"Loyalty" Novelist Faith Baldwin singer Faith Hill.813
66SIENNAAmericanA form of Ciana.803
67BROOKEEnglishLiterally signifies "brook" or "stream" A feminine form of Brook. Actress Brooke Shields.743
68ALICIAEnglishA form of Alice which means "noble" or "bright" Clueless star Alicia Silverstone.731
69HARRIETFrenchRuler of the household.711
70LILLYLatinA familiar form of Lilith.703
71FRANCESCAItalianA form of Frances.700
72EVAGreekA short form of Evangelina.695
73HOLLIEEnglishA form of Holly.684
74DEMIFrenchHalf.683
75RACHELHebrewThis 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.681
76NATASHARussianA 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.680
77MOLLIEIrishA form of Molly.668
78AVAGreekA form of Eva.657
79AMELIEFrenchA form of Amelia.655
80LYDIAGreekFrom Lydia, an ancient land in Asia.649
81ZARAHebrewA form of Sarah, Zora.640
82GRACIEEnglishA familiar form of Grace.637
83ALEXANDRAGreekA feminine form of Alexander, which means "protector of man".634
84SKYEArabicWater giver.631
85MATILDAGermanPowerful battler.620
86LOLASpanishA familiar form of Carlotta, Dolores, Louise.613
87MORGANScottishSea warrior.594
88KIERAIrishA form of Kerry.588
89ELOISEFrenchFrench version of the Latin name Louise, meaning "battle maiden".583
90LAURALatinCrowned with laurel.571
91TILLYEnglishFrom Tilden Or Matilda.557
92SOFIAGreekA form of Sophia.542
93LAYLAHebrewA form of Leila.530
94MAYAHindiGod's creative power.527
95KAYLEIGHAmericanA form of Kaylee.524
96NAOMIHebrewSignifying "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.510
97CERYSWelshVariant of Carys: Love.504
98MELISSAGreekHoney bee.494
99TEGANWelshA form of Teagan.488
100VICTORIALatinVictorious.485

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