Top 100 Girls Names 2008

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The top 100 baby girls names from 2008. We are delighted to bring you a collection of the Top 100 Girls Names 2008 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 2008. 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
1OLIVIALatinA form of Olive.5325
2RUBYFrenchPrecious stone.4931
3EMILYLatinFlatterer.4881
4GRACELatinGraceful.4775
5JESSICAHebrewWealthy. Literature: a name perhaps invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice.4672
6CHLOEGreekBlooming, verdant. Mythology: another name for Demeter, the goddess of agriculture.4605
7SOPHIEGreekA familiar form of Sophia.4380
8LILYLatinA form of Lilly.4047
9AMELIAGermanHard working.3440
10EVIEHungarianA form of Eve.3281
11MIAItalianMine. A familiar form of Michaela, Michelle.3121
12ELLAEnglishElfin; beautiful fairy-woman.3042
13CHARLOTTEFrench"Little and womanly" See Caroline. Famous Charlottes include novelists Charlotte Bronte and Charlotte Lennox.2939
14LUCYLatinLight; bringer of light.2876
15MEGANGreekPearl; great.2515
16ELLIEEnglishShort form of Eleanor, Ella, and Ellen.2505
17ISABELLEFrenchA form of Isabel.2460
18ISABELLAItalianA 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.2424
19HANNAHGermanA form of Johann.2335
20KATIEEnglishA familiar form of Katherine. Actress Katie Holmes, from the TV series Dawson's Creek.2324
21AVAGreekA form of Eva.2314
22HOLLYEnglishPlant With Red Berries.2275
23SUMMEREnglishSummertime.2270
24MILLIEEnglishA familiar form of Amelia, Camille, Emily, Kamila, Melissa, Mildred, Millicent.2177
25DAISYEnglish"Eye of the day," it is the name of a white and yellow flower. MTV host Daisy Fuentes.2134
26PHOEBEGreekShining.2116
27FREYAScandinavianNoblewoman.2111
28POPPYLatinPoppy flower.1975
29ABIGAILHebrewFather's joy. Bible: one of the wives of King David.1973
30ERINIrishPeace. History: another name for Ireland.1818
31EMMAGermanA short form of Emily, which means "industrious" Flaubert's title heroine Emma Bovary, as well as poet Emma Lazarus are famous Emmas.1744
32MOLLYIrishA 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.1737
33IMOGENEnglishInnocent, 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.1712
34AMYLatinBeloved.1702
35JASMINEPersianJasmine flower.1656
36ISLAScottishGeography: the River Isla in Scotland.1599
37SCARLETTEnglishBright red. Literature: Scarlett O'Hara is the heroine of Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind".1574
38LEAHHebrew"Weary" One of Jacob's two wives. Among well-known individuals with this name is writer Leah Goldberg.1559
39SOPHIAGreekWise.1510
40ELIZABETHHebrewConsecrated to God. Bible: the mother of John the Baptist.1509
41EVAGreekA short form of Evangelina.1505
42BROOKEEnglishLiterally signifies "brook" or "stream" A feminine form of Brook. Actress Brooke Shields.1484
43MATILDAGermanPowerful battler.1418
44CAITLINIrishPure.1330
45KEIRAIrishA form of Keara.1294
46ALICEGreekThuthful.1283
47LOLASpanishA familiar form of Carlotta, Dolores, Louise.1276
48LILLYLatinA familiar form of Lilith.1268
49AMBERFrenchAmber.1228
50ISABELSpanishConsecrated to God.1217
51LAURENEnglishA form of Laura, meaning "crowned with laurel" Actress Lauren Bacall.1201
52GRACIEEnglishA familiar form of Grace.1172
53GEORGIAGreekFarmer. 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.1169
54ELEANORGreekLight. 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.1151
55BETHANYAramaicHouse of figs. Bible: the site of Lazarus's resurrection.1144
56MADISONEnglishSon of Maude; good son.1133
57AMELIEFrenchA form of Amelia.1109
58LACEYLatinCheerful.1066
59ISOBELSpanishA form of Isabel.1064
59PAIGEEnglishYoung child.1064
60SIENNAAmericanA form of Ciana.1056
61LIBBYHebrewA familiar form of Elizabeth.1048
62MAISIEScottishA familiar form of Margaret.1042
63ANNAGermanA 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.1028
64ROSIEEnglishA familiar form of Rosalind, Rosanna, and Rose. Talk show host and actress Rosie O'Donnell.999
65REBECCAHebrewTied, bound. Bible: the wife of Isaac.996
66TIAGreekPrincess.992
67LAYLAHebrewA form of Leila.978
68MAYAHindiGod's creative power.964
69NIAMHIrishA form of Niam.958
70ZARAHebrewA form of Sarah, Zora.938
71SARAHHebrewThis 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.930
72LEXIGreekA familiar form of Alexandra.904
73MADDISONAmericanA form of Madison.890
74ALISHAGreekTruthful.880
75SKYEArabicWater giver.836
75SOFIAGreekA form of Sophia.836
76NICOLEFrenchA form of Nicholas.784
77LEXIEGreekA familiar form of Alexandra.775
78FAITHEnglish"Loyalty" Novelist Faith Baldwin singer Faith Hill.761
79MARTHAAramaicLady; sorrowful. Bible: a friend of Jesus.750
80HARRIETFrenchRuler of the household.749
81ZOEGreekLife.748
82EVEHebrewLife. Bible: the first woman created by God.742
83JULIALatinYouthful.713
84AIMEELatinA form of Amy.710
85HOLLIEEnglishA form of Holly.690
86LYDIAGreekFrom Lydia, an ancient land in Asia.661
87EVELYNEnglish"Hazelnut" President John F. Kennedy's personal secretary and confidante was Evelyn Lincoln.660
88ALEXANDRAGreekA feminine form of Alexander, which means "protector of man".625
89MARIAHebrewBitter; sea of bitterness.617
90FRANCESCAItalianA form of Frances.613
91TILLYEnglishFrom Tilden Or Matilda.611
92FLORENCELatinBlooming; flowery; prosperous. History: Florence Nightingale, a British nurse, is considered the founder of modern nursing.609
93ALICIAEnglishA form of Alice which means "noble" or "bright" Clueless star Alicia Silverstone.604
94ABBIEHebrewA familiar form of Abigail.599
95EMILIAItalianA form of Amelia, Emily.596
96COURTNEYEnglish"From the court" Among notable people with this name are actress Courtney Cox, of TV's Friends, and rocker Courtney Love.590
97MARYAMHebrewA form of Miriam.584
98ESMEFrenchA familiar form of Esmeralda.555
98ROSELatinRose.555
99SARAHebrewA form of Sarah.553
100HEIDIGermanA short form of Adelaide, which means "noble" or "serene" Heidi is the title character the popular children's story by Johanna Spyri.550

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