Top 100 Girls Names 2009

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The top 100 baby girls names from 2009. We are delighted to bring you a collection of the Top 100 Girls Names 2009 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 2009. 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.5201
2RUBYFrenchPrecious stone.4555
3CHLOEGreekBlooming, verdant. Mythology: another name for Demeter, the goddess of agriculture.4479
4EMILYLatinFlatterer.4462
5SOPHIEGreekA familiar form of Sophia.4452
6JESSICAHebrewWealthy. Literature: a name perhaps invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice.4291
7GRACELatinGraceful.4208
8LILYLatinA form of Lilly.3967
9AMELIAGermanHard working.3625
10EVIEHungarianA form of Eve.3389
11MIAItalianMine. A familiar form of Michaela, Michelle.2836
12AVAGreekA form of Eva.2827
13ELLAEnglishElfin; beautiful fairy-woman.2818
14CHARLOTTEFrench"Little and womanly" See Caroline. Famous Charlottes include novelists Charlotte Bronte and Charlotte Lennox.2778
15ISABELLAItalianA 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.2607
16LUCYLatinLight; bringer of light.2597
17ISABELLEFrenchA form of Isabel.2546
18DAISYEnglish"Eye of the day," it is the name of a white and yellow flower. MTV host Daisy Fuentes.2449
19HOLLYEnglishPlant With Red Berries.2263
20MEGANGreekPearl; great.2250
21FREYAScandinavianNoblewoman.2228
22POPPYLatinPoppy flower.2226
23PHOEBEGreekShining.2074
24SUMMEREnglishSummertime.2054
25SCARLETTEnglishBright red. Literature: Scarlett O'Hara is the heroine of Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind".2045
26MILLIEEnglishA familiar form of Amelia, Camille, Emily, Kamila, Melissa, Mildred, Millicent.2012
27ELLIEEnglishShort form of Eleanor, Ella, and Ellen.1987
28AMYLatinBeloved.1975
29HANNAHGermanA form of Johann.1956
30ISLAScottishGeography: the River Isla in Scotland.1908
31KATIEEnglishA familiar form of Katherine. Actress Katie Holmes, from the TV series Dawson's Creek.1818
32IMOGENEnglishInnocent, 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.1741
33ERINIrishPeace. History: another name for Ireland.1705
34MAISIEScottishA familiar form of Margaret.1703
35SOPHIAGreekWise.1693
36ABIGAILHebrewFather's joy. Bible: one of the wives of King David.1673
37JASMINEPersianJasmine flower.1593
38EVAGreekA short form of Evangelina.1534
39BROOKEEnglishLiterally signifies "brook" or "stream" A feminine form of Brook. Actress Brooke Shields.1524
40MOLLYIrishA 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.1522
41EMMAGermanA short form of Emily, which means "industrious" Flaubert's title heroine Emma Bovary, as well as poet Emma Lazarus are famous Emmas.1477
42LOLASpanishA familiar form of Carlotta, Dolores, Louise.1463
43ELIZABETHHebrewConsecrated to God. Bible: the mother of John the Baptist.1404
44LEAHHebrew"Weary" One of Jacob's two wives. Among well-known individuals with this name is writer Leah Goldberg.1385
45LILLYLatinA familiar form of Lilith.1343
46MATILDAGermanPowerful battler.1285
47LEXIGreekA familiar form of Alexandra.1282
48LAYLAHebrewA form of Leila.1274
49SIENNAAmericanA form of Ciana.1229
50ALICEGreekThuthful.1212
51ISABELSpanishConsecrated to God.1196
52AMBERFrenchAmber.1163
53BETHANYAramaicHouse of figs. Bible: the site of Lazarus's resurrection.1135
54GRACIEEnglishA familiar form of Grace.1118
55GEORGIAGreekFarmer. 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.1097
56ELEANORGreekLight. 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.1087
57AMELIEFrenchA form of Amelia.1084
58CAITLINIrishPure.1070
59MADISONEnglishSon of Maude; good son.1030
60ISOBELSpanishA form of Isabel.1017
61LAURENEnglishA form of Laura, meaning "crowned with laurel" Actress Lauren Bacall.1016
62ROSIEEnglishA familiar form of Rosalind, Rosanna, and Rose. Talk show host and actress Rosie O'Donnell.1002
63KEIRAIrishA form of Keara.973
64ANNAGermanA 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.972
65PAIGEEnglishYoung child.944
66MAYAHindiGod's creative power.942
67LACEYLatinCheerful.933
68MADDISONAmericanA form of Madison.928
69LEXIEGreekA familiar form of Alexandra.926
70AIMEELatinA form of Amy.901
71SKYEArabicWater giver.895
72TIAGreekPrincess.885
73FAITHEnglish"Loyalty" Novelist Faith Baldwin singer Faith Hill.869
74SOFIAGreekA form of Sophia.866
75ZARAHebrewA form of Sarah, Zora.832
76NIAMHIrishA form of Niam.824
77REBECCAHebrewTied, bound. Bible: the wife of Isaac.810
78LIBBYHebrewA familiar form of Elizabeth.794
79SARAHHebrewThis 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.793
80FLORENCELatinBlooming; flowery; prosperous. History: Florence Nightingale, a British nurse, is considered the founder of modern nursing.788
81MARTHAAramaicLady; sorrowful. Bible: a friend of Jesus.780
82HOLLIEEnglishA form of Holly.775
83ZOEGreekLife.772
84JULIALatinYouthful.766
85EVELYNEnglish"Hazelnut" President John F. Kennedy's personal secretary and confidante was Evelyn Lincoln.723
86TILLYEnglishFrom Tilden Or Matilda.703
87ALEXANDRAGreekA feminine form of Alexander, which means "protector of man".692
88NICOLEFrenchA form of Nicholas.691
89HARRIETFrenchRuler of the household.690
90EMILIAItalianA form of Amelia, Emily.673
91LYDIAGreekFrom Lydia, an ancient land in Asia.639
92EVEHebrewLife. Bible: the first woman created by God.638
93MARIAHebrewBitter; sea of bitterness.633
94ROSELatinRose.619
95ESMEFrenchA familiar form of Esmeralda.615
96ALISHAGreekTruthful.611
97HEIDIGermanA short form of Adelaide, which means "noble" or "serene" Heidi is the title character the popular children's story by Johanna Spyri.608
98FRANCESCAItalianA form of Frances.598
99SARAHebrewA form of Sarah.553
100MYAItalianA form of Mia.550

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