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.

2ELLIEEnglishShort form of Eleanor, Ella, and Ellen.5142
3JESSICAHebrewWealthy. Literature: a name perhaps invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice.4838
4SOPHIEGreekA familiar form of Sophia.4670
5CHLOEGreekBlooming, verdant. Mythology: another name for Demeter, the goddess of agriculture.4530
6OLIVIALatinA form of Olive.3985
7LUCYLatinLight; bringer of light.3908
8CHARLOTTEFrench"Little and womanly" See Caroline. Famous Charlottes include novelists Charlotte Bronte and Charlotte Lennox.3811
9KATIEEnglishA familiar form of Katherine. Actress Katie Holmes, from the TV series Dawson's Creek.3749
10MEGANGreekPearl; great.3508
12HANNAHGermanA form of Johann.3312
14ELLAEnglishElfin; beautiful fairy-woman.3274
15MIAItalianMine. A familiar form of Michaela, Michelle.3017
16LILYLatinA form of Lilly.2803
17HOLLYEnglishPlant With Red Berries.2730
18AMELIAGermanHard working.2649
19ABIGAILHebrewFather's joy. Bible: one of the wives of King David.2643
20EMMAGermanA short form of Emily, which means "industrious" Flaubert's title heroine Emma Bovary, as well as poet Emma Lazarus are famous Emmas.2638
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.2610
22MILLIEEnglishA familiar form of Amelia, Camille, Emily, Kamila, Melissa, Mildred, Millicent.2421
23LAURENEnglishA form of Laura, meaning "crowned with laurel" Actress Lauren Bacall.2412
24LEAHHebrew"Weary" One of Jacob's two wives. Among well-known individuals with this name is writer Leah Goldberg.2160
26REBECCAHebrewTied, bound. Bible: the wife of Isaac.1934
27GEORGIAGreekFarmer. 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.1767
28BETHANYAramaicHouse of figs. Bible: the site of Lazarus's resurrection.1723
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.1683
30ISABELLEFrenchA form of Isabel.1665
31RUBYFrenchPrecious stone.1654
32DAISYEnglish"Eye of the day," it is the name of a white and yellow flower. MTV host Daisy Fuentes.1638
34ISABELLAItalianA 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.1555
35ELIZABETHHebrewConsecrated to God. Bible: the mother of John the Baptist.1515
36ERINIrishPeace. History: another name for Ireland.1481
37JASMINEPersianJasmine flower.1468
38EVIEHungarianA form of Eve.1407
40PAIGEEnglishYoung child.1293
41MADISONEnglishSon of Maude; good son.1292
44ABBIEHebrewA familiar form of Abigail.1251
45POPPYLatinPoppy flower.1246
46COURTNEYEnglish"From the court" Among notable people with this name are actress Courtney Cox, of TV's Friends, and rocker Courtney Love.1200
47AIMEELatinA form of Amy.1189
48NIAMHIrishA form of Niam.1178
49ISABELSpanishConsecrated to God.1174
50ANNAGermanA 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.1173
51KEIRAIrishA form of Keara.1164
52LIBBYHebrewA familiar form of Elizabeth.1099
53ISOBELSpanishA form of Isabel.1075
54SHANNONIrishSmall and wise.1072
56SARAHHebrewThis 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.1037
57ROSIEEnglishA familiar form of Rosalind, Rosanna, and Rose. Talk show host and actress Rosie O'Donnell.958
59MAISIEScottishA familiar form of Margaret.943
60ALICIAEnglishA form of Alice which means "noble" or "bright" Clueless star Alicia Silverstone.938
61EVEHebrewLife. Bible: the first woman created by God.933
64NICOLEFrenchA form of Nicholas.876
65RACHELHebrewThis 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.861
66NATASHARussianA 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.817
67IMOGENEnglishInnocent, 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.799
68SCARLETTEnglishBright red. Literature: Scarlett O'Hara is the heroine of Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind".774
69MADELEINEFrenchSignifies "woman of Magdala" Famous Madeleines include Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, actress Madeleine Stowe, and author Madeleine de Souvre.773
70LYDIAGreekFrom Lydia, an ancient land in Asia.768
71HOLLIEEnglishA form of Holly.754
72ALEXANDRAGreekA feminine form of Alexander, which means "protector of man".730
74BROOKEEnglishLiterally signifies "brook" or "stream" A feminine form of Brook. Actress Brooke Shields.719
75MORGANScottishSea warrior.699
76MADDISONAmericanA form of Madison.677
77HARRIETFrenchRuler of the household.657
77LOUISEGermanFamous warrior.657
78FRANCESCAItalianA form of Frances.647
79MOLLIEIrishA form of Molly.642
80LAURALatinCrowned with laurel.634
81FAITHEnglish"Loyalty" Novelist Faith Baldwin singer Faith Hill.625
82ELOISEFrenchFrench version of the Latin name Louise, meaning "battle maiden".618
82MELISSAGreekHoney bee.618
83MAYAHindiGod's creative power.609
85JENNIFERWelshWhite wave; white phantom. A form of Guinevere.593
86KAYLEIGHAmericanA form of Kaylee.591
87JODIEAmericanA familiar form of Judith.582
89KIERAIrishA form of Kerry.574
91CHARLIEEnglishA familiar form of Charles.565
92GEORGINAEnglishA form of Georgia.560
93CERYSWelshVariant of Carys: Love.545
94ZARAHebrewA form of Sarah, Zora.538
95ELISEFrenchA short form of Elizabeth, from the Hebrew for "pledged to God".527
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.522
97LILLYLatinA familiar form of Lilith.521
98AMELIEFrenchA form of Amelia.511

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