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.

1RUBYFrenchPrecious stone.4983
3OLIVIALatinA form of Olive.4814
5JESSICAHebrewWealthy. Literature: a name perhaps invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice.4595
6SOPHIEGreekA familiar form of Sophia.4188
7CHLOEGreekBlooming, verdant. Mythology: another name for Demeter, the goddess of agriculture.4019
8LILYLatinA form of Lilly.4011
9ELLAEnglishElfin; beautiful fairy-woman.3671
10AMELIAGermanHard working.3250
11LUCYLatinLight; bringer of light.3178
12CHARLOTTEFrench"Little and womanly" See Caroline. Famous Charlottes include novelists Charlotte Bronte and Charlotte Lennox.3055
13MIAItalianMine. A familiar form of Michaela, Michelle.2970
14ELLIEEnglishShort form of Eleanor, Ella, and Ellen.2955
15EVIEHungarianA form of Eve.2936
16HANNAHGermanA form of Johann.2701
17MEGANGreekPearl; great.2524
18KATIEEnglishA familiar form of Katherine. Actress Katie Holmes, from the TV series Dawson's Creek.2522
19ISABELLAItalianA 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.2364
20HOLLYEnglishPlant With Red Berries.2237
21ISABELLEFrenchA form of Isabel.2161
22MILLIEEnglishA familiar form of Amelia, Camille, Emily, Kamila, Melissa, Mildred, Millicent.2125
24ABIGAILHebrewFather's joy. Bible: one of the wives of King David.2013
25DAISYEnglish"Eye of the day," it is the name of a white and yellow flower. MTV host Daisy Fuentes.1988
27ERINIrishPeace. History: another name for Ireland.1888
28POPPYLatinPoppy flower.1886
29EMMAGermanA short form of Emily, which means "industrious" Flaubert's title heroine Emma Bovary, as well as poet Emma Lazarus are famous Emmas.1854
30MOLLYIrishA 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.1845
32JASMINEPersianJasmine flower.1695
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.1568
35MADISONEnglishSon of Maude; good son.1410
36ELIZABETHHebrewConsecrated to God. Bible: the mother of John the Baptist.1409
38AVAGreekA form of Eva.1377
39LEAHHebrew"Weary" One of Jacob's two wives. Among well-known individuals with this name is writer Leah Goldberg.1375
40SCARLETTEnglishBright red. Literature: Scarlett O'Hara is the heroine of Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind".1369
41KEIRAIrishA form of Keara.1354
42GEORGIAGreekFarmer. 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.1313
45ISABELSpanishConsecrated to God.1270
46LOLASpanishA familiar form of Carlotta, Dolores, Louise.1246
47REBECCAHebrewTied, bound. Bible: the wife of Isaac.1237
49ELEANORGreekLight. 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.1235
50BETHANYAramaicHouse of figs. Bible: the site of Lazarus's resurrection.1234
51LAURENEnglishA form of Laura, meaning "crowned with laurel" Actress Lauren Bacall.1225
52EVAGreekA short form of Evangelina.1215
53BROOKEEnglishLiterally signifies "brook" or "stream" A feminine form of Brook. Actress Brooke Shields.1182
54LILLYLatinA familiar form of Lilith.1171
55PAIGEEnglishYoung child.1167
56LIBBYHebrewA familiar form of Elizabeth.1117
57ISOBELSpanishA form of Isabel.1095
58ANNAGermanA 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.1052
59AMELIEFrenchA form of Amelia.1039
60MAISIEScottishA familiar form of Margaret.1026
61ROSIEEnglishA familiar form of Rosalind, Rosanna, and Rose. Talk show host and actress Rosie O'Donnell.987
62MATILDAGermanPowerful battler.981
63SIENNAAmericanA form of Ciana.971
64MADDISONAmericanA form of Madison.967
65ISLAScottishGeography: the River Isla in Scotland.964
67SKYEArabicWater giver.930
68GRACIEEnglishA familiar form of Grace.928
69NIAMHIrishA form of Niam.901
70SARAHHebrewThis 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.897
70ZARAHebrewA form of Sarah, Zora.897
72FAITHEnglish"Loyalty" Novelist Faith Baldwin singer Faith Hill.821
72HARRIETFrenchRuler of the household.821
73EVEHebrewLife. Bible: the first woman created by God.805
74AIMEELatinA form of Amy.800
76MAYAHindiGod's creative power.759
77COURTNEYEnglish"From the court" Among notable people with this name are actress Courtney Cox, of TV's Friends, and rocker Courtney Love.756
79SOFIAGreekA form of Sophia.746
80LAYLAHebrewA form of Leila.715
81HOLLIEEnglishA form of Holly.710
82MADELEINEFrenchSignifies "woman of Magdala" Famous Madeleines include Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, actress Madeleine Stowe, and author Madeleine de Souvre.707
82NICOLEFrenchA form of Nicholas.707
83LYDIAGreekFrom Lydia, an ancient land in Asia.667
84MARTHAAramaicLady; sorrowful. Bible: a friend of Jesus.658
85ABBIEHebrewA familiar form of Abigail.655
86FRANCESCAItalianA form of Frances.620
87LEXIEGreekA familiar form of Alexandra.607
88SHANNONIrishSmall and wise.602
90MARIAHebrewBitter; sea of bitterness.579
91ALEXANDRAGreekA feminine form of Alexander, which means "protector of man".578
93ALICIAEnglishA form of Alice which means "noble" or "bright" Clueless star Alicia Silverstone.570
94TILLYEnglishFrom Tilden Or Matilda.554
95RACHELHebrewThis 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.537
97EVELYNEnglish"Hazelnut" President John F. Kennedy's personal secretary and confidante was Evelyn Lincoln.534
100ELOISEFrenchFrench version of the Latin name Louise, meaning "battle maiden".515

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