Top 100 Girls Names 2012

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The top 100 baby girls names from 2012. We are delighted to bring you a collection of the Top 100 Girls Names 2012 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 2012. 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
1AMELIAGermanHard working.7061
2OLIVIALatinA form of Olive.4585
3JESSICAHebrewWealthy. Literature: a name perhaps invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice.4165
4EMILYLatinFlatterer.4029
5LILYLatinA form of Lilly.3802
6AVAGreekA form of Eva.3779
7MIAItalianMine. A familiar form of Michaela, Michelle.3524
8ISLAScottishGeography: the River Isla in Scotland.3501
9SOPHIEGreekA familiar form of Sophia.3496
10ISABELLAItalianA 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.3358
11EVIEHungarianA form of Eve.3280
12RUBYFrenchPrecious stone.3231
13POPPYLatinPoppy flower.3203
14GRACELatinGraceful.3188
15SOPHIAGreekWise.2855
16CHLOEGreekBlooming, verdant. Mythology: another name for Demeter, the goddess of agriculture.2776
17ISABELLEFrenchA form of Isabel.2594
18ELLAEnglishElfin; beautiful fairy-woman.2559
19FREYAScandinavianNoblewoman.2557
20CHARLOTTEFrench"Little and womanly" See Caroline. Famous Charlottes include novelists Charlotte Bronte and Charlotte Lennox.2290
21SCARLETTEnglishBright red. Literature: Scarlett O'Hara is the heroine of Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind".2248
22DAISYEnglish"Eye of the day," it is the name of a white and yellow flower. MTV host Daisy Fuentes.2209
23LOLASpanishA familiar form of Carlotta, Dolores, Louise.2010
24EVAGreekA short form of Evangelina.1946
25HOLLYEnglishPlant With Red Berries.1937
26MILLIEEnglishA familiar form of Amelia, Camille, Emily, Kamila, Melissa, Mildred, Millicent.1912
27LUCYLatinLight; bringer of light.1908
28PHOEBEGreekShining.1825
29LAYLAHebrewA form of Leila.1796
30MAISIEScottishA familiar form of Margaret.1658
31SIENNAAmericanA form of Ciana.1625
32ALICEGreekThuthful.1577
33LILLYLatinA familiar form of Lilith.1536
34FLORENCELatinBlooming; flowery; prosperous. History: Florence Nightingale, a British nurse, is considered the founder of modern nursing.1531
35ELLIEEnglishShort form of Eleanor, Ella, and Ellen.1527
36ERINIrishPeace. History: another name for Ireland.1504
37IMOGENEnglishInnocent, 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.1454
38ELIZABETHHebrewConsecrated to God. Bible: the mother of John the Baptist.1446
39MOLLYIrishA 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.1434
40SUMMEREnglishSummertime.1408
41MEGANGreekPearl; great.1388
42HANNAHGermanA form of Johann.1357
43SOFIAGreekA form of Sophia.1336
44ABIGAILHebrewFather's joy. Bible: one of the wives of King David.1316
45JASMINEPersianJasmine flower.1313
46LEXIGreekA familiar form of Alexandra.1301
47MATILDAGermanPowerful battler.1284
48ROSIEEnglishA familiar form of Rosalind, Rosanna, and Rose. Talk show host and actress Rosie O'Donnell.1263
49LACEYLatinCheerful.1220
50EMMAGermanA short form of Emily, which means "industrious" Flaubert's title heroine Emma Bovary, as well as poet Emma Lazarus are famous Emmas.1149
51AMELIEFrenchA form of Amelia.1146
52GRACIEEnglishA familiar form of Grace.1104
53MAYAHindiGod's creative power.1072
54HOLLIEEnglishA form of Holly.1062
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.1055
56EMILIAItalianA form of Amelia, Emily.1050
57EVELYNEnglish"Hazelnut" President John F. Kennedy's personal secretary and confidante was Evelyn Lincoln.1034
58BELLALatinBeautiful.1027
59BROOKEEnglishLiterally signifies "brook" or "stream" A feminine form of Brook. Actress Brooke Shields.1026
60AMBERFrenchAmber.1023
61ELIZAHebrewA short form of Elizabeth.996
62AMYLatinBeloved.995
63ELEANORGreekLight. 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.989
64LEAHHebrew"Weary" One of Jacob's two wives. Among well-known individuals with this name is writer Leah Goldberg.944
65ESMEFrenchA familiar form of Esmeralda.934
66KATIEEnglishA familiar form of Katherine. Actress Katie Holmes, from the TV series Dawson's Creek.914
67HARRIETFrenchRuler of the household.904
68ANNAGermanA 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.902
69WILLOWEnglishAs in "willow tree" Among notable people with this name, fashion model Willow Bay.892
70ELSIEGermanA familiar form of Elsa, Helsa.888
71ZARAHebrewA form of Sarah, Zora.886
72ANNABELLEEnglishA form of Annabel.884
73BETHANYAramaicHouse of figs. Bible: the site of Lazarus's resurrection.868
73FAITHEnglish"Loyalty" Novelist Faith Baldwin singer Faith Hill.868
74MADISONEnglishSon of Maude; good son.846
75ISABELSpanishConsecrated to God.774
76MARTHAAramaicLady; sorrowful. Bible: a friend of Jesus.770
77ROSELatinRose.764
78JULIALatinYouthful.751
79PAIGEEnglishYoung child.715
80MARYAMHebrewA form of Miriam.700
81MADDISONAmericanA form of Madison.696
82HEIDIGermanA short form of Adelaide, which means "noble" or "serene" Heidi is the title character the popular children's story by Johanna Spyri.678
83MOLLIEIrishA form of Molly.672
83NIAMHIrishA form of Niam.672
84SKYEArabicWater giver.666
85AISHASwahiliLife.642
86IVYEnglishSignifting the climbing plant.633
87DARCEYFrenchDark.632
88FRANCESCAItalianA form of Frances.622
89ZOEGreekLife.620
90KEIRAIrishA form of Keara.610
90TILLYEnglishFrom Tilden Or Matilda.610
91MARIAHebrewBitter; sea of bitterness.609
92SARAHHebrewThis 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.592
93LYDIAGreekFrom Lydia, an ancient land in Asia.590
94CAITLINIrishPure.589
95ISOBELSpanishA form of Isabel.585
96SARAHebrewA form of Sarah.584
97VIOLETFrenchBotany: a plant with pirplish blue flowers.580
98ALEXISGreekA short form of Alexandra.576
99LEXIEGreekA familiar form of Alexandra.568
100LAURENEnglishA form of Laura, meaning "crowned with laurel" Actress Lauren Bacall.559

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