Top 100 Girls Names 2006

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The top 100 baby girls names from 2006. We are delighted to bring you a collection of the Top 100 Girls Names 2006 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 2006. 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
1GRACELatinGraceful.5026
2OLIVIALatinA form of Olive.4961
3JESSICAHebrewWealthy. Literature: a name perhaps invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice.4908
4RUBYFrenchPrecious stone.4511
5EMILYLatinFlatterer.4474
6SOPHIEGreekA familiar form of Sophia.4309
7CHLOEGreekBlooming, verdant. Mythology: another name for Demeter, the goddess of agriculture.4031
8LUCYLatinLight; bringer of light.3506
9LILYLatinA form of Lilly.3407
10ELLIEEnglishShort form of Eleanor, Ella, and Ellen.3339
11ELLAEnglishElfin; beautiful fairy-woman.3286
12CHARLOTTEFrench"Little and womanly" See Caroline. Famous Charlottes include novelists Charlotte Bronte and Charlotte Lennox.3233
13KATIEEnglishA familiar form of Katherine. Actress Katie Holmes, from the TV series Dawson's Creek.3068
14MIAItalianMine. A familiar form of Michaela, Michelle.2975
15HANNAHGermanA form of Johann.2946
16AMELIAGermanHard working.2907
17MEGANGreekPearl; great.2827
18HOLLYEnglishPlant With Red Berries.2329
19AMYLatinBeloved.2318
20ISABELLAItalianA 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.2306
21EVIEHungarianA form of Eve.2239
22MILLIEEnglishA familiar form of Amelia, Camille, Emily, Kamila, Melissa, Mildred, Millicent.2210
23ABIGAILHebrewFather's joy. Bible: one of the wives of King David.2147
24FREYAScandinavianNoblewoman.2067
25MOLLYIrishA 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.1995
26DAISYEnglish"Eye of the day," it is the name of a white and yellow flower. MTV host Daisy Fuentes.1990
27EMMAGermanA short form of Emily, which means "industrious" Flaubert's title heroine Emma Bovary, as well as poet Emma Lazarus are famous Emmas.1989
28ERINIrishPeace. History: another name for Ireland.1985
29ISABELLEFrenchA form of Isabel.1945
30POPPYLatinPoppy flower.1794
31JASMINEPersianJasmine flower.1750
32PHOEBEGreekShining.1634
33KEIRAIrishA form of Keara.1622
34LEAHHebrew"Weary" One of Jacob's two wives. Among well-known individuals with this name is writer Leah Goldberg.1592
35CAITLINIrishPure.1581
36REBECCAHebrewTied, bound. Bible: the wife of Isaac.1575
37GEORGIAGreekFarmer. 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.1559
38LAURENEnglishA form of Laura, meaning "crowned with laurel" Actress Lauren Bacall.1512
39AMBERFrenchAmber.1494
40MADISONEnglishSon of Maude; good son.1490
41ELIZABETHHebrewConsecrated to God. Bible: the mother of John the Baptist.1476
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.1388
43BETHANYAramaicHouse of figs. Bible: the site of Lazarus's resurrection.1371
44SCARLETTEnglishBright red. Literature: Scarlett O'Hara is the heroine of Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind".1283
45ISABELSpanishConsecrated to God.1281
46PAIGEEnglishYoung child.1266
47ALICEGreekThuthful.1180
48IMOGENEnglishInnocent, 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.1176
49SOPHIAGreekWise.1137
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.1130
51LOLASpanishA familiar form of Carlotta, Dolores, Louise.1101
52LIBBYHebrewA familiar form of Elizabeth.1100
53MAISIEScottishA familiar form of Margaret.1065
54ISOBELSpanishA form of Isabel.1047
55BROOKEEnglishLiterally signifies "brook" or "stream" A feminine form of Brook. Actress Brooke Shields.1020
56TIAGreekPrincess.1008
57ALISHAGreekTruthful.986
58SARAHHebrewThis 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.976
59GRACIEEnglishA familiar form of Grace.973
60AVAGreekA form of Eva.966
61FAITHEnglish"Loyalty" Novelist Faith Baldwin singer Faith Hill.952
62SUMMEREnglishSummertime.937
63NIAMHIrishA form of Niam.932
64EVEHebrewLife. Bible: the first woman created by God.930
65AIMEELatinA form of Amy.918
66COURTNEYEnglish"From the court" Among notable people with this name are actress Courtney Cox, of TV's Friends, and rocker Courtney Love.910
67MADDISONAmericanA form of Madison.881
68ROSIEEnglishA familiar form of Rosalind, Rosanna, and Rose. Talk show host and actress Rosie O'Donnell.880
69SIENNAAmericanA form of Ciana.870
70MATILDAGermanPowerful battler.848
71LILLYLatinA familiar form of Lilith.842
72MADELEINEFrenchSignifies "woman of Magdala" Famous Madeleines include Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, actress Madeleine Stowe, and author Madeleine de Souvre.822
73SHANNONIrishSmall and wise.820
74ZOEGreekLife.799
75EVAGreekA short form of Evangelina.790
76SKYEArabicWater giver.775
77NICOLEFrenchA form of Nicholas.772
78AMELIEFrenchA form of Amelia.751
79MAYAHindiGod's creative power.735
80ABBIEHebrewA familiar form of Abigail.727
80ZARAHebrewA form of Sarah, Zora.727
81HARRIETFrenchRuler of the household.720
82HOLLIEEnglishA form of Holly.718
83RACHELHebrewThis 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.684
84FRANCESCAItalianA form of Frances.677
85LYDIAGreekFrom Lydia, an ancient land in Asia.652
86ALICIAEnglishA form of Alice which means "noble" or "bright" Clueless star Alicia Silverstone.646
87SOFIAGreekA form of Sophia.630
88ALEXANDRAGreekA feminine form of Alexander, which means "protector of man".602
89LAYLAHebrewA form of Leila.599
90NATASHARussianA 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.585
91MOLLIEIrishA form of Molly.582
92ISLAScottishGeography: the River Isla in Scotland.575
93MORGANScottishSea warrior.571
94DEMIFrenchHalf.562
95MARTHAAramaicLady; sorrowful. Bible: a friend of Jesus.539
95TILLYEnglishFrom Tilden Or Matilda.539
96LARAGreekCheerful.528
96TEGANWelshA form of Teagan.528
97ELOISEFrenchFrench version of the Latin name Louise, meaning "battle maiden".527
98LAURALatinCrowned with laurel.525
99KAYLEIGHAmericanA form of Kaylee.523
100KIERAIrishA form of Kerry.518

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