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.

1AMELIAGermanHard working.5054
2OLIVIALatinA form of Olive.4938
3LILYLatinA form of Lilly.4761
4JESSICAHebrewWealthy. Literature: a name perhaps invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice.3984
6SOPHIEGreekA familiar form of Sophia.3923
7RUBYFrenchPrecious stone.3702
9AVAGreekA form of Eva.3621
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.3464
11EVIEHungarianA form of Eve.3385
12CHLOEGreekBlooming, verdant. Mythology: another name for Demeter, the goddess of agriculture.3347
13MIAItalianMine. A familiar form of Michaela, Michelle.3346
14POPPYLatinPoppy flower.2932
15ISLAScottishGeography: the River Isla in Scotland.2849
16ELLAEnglishElfin; beautiful fairy-woman.2783
17ISABELLEFrenchA form of Isabel.2719
20DAISYEnglish"Eye of the day," it is the name of a white and yellow flower. MTV host Daisy Fuentes.2458
21CHARLOTTEFrench"Little and womanly" See Caroline. Famous Charlottes include novelists Charlotte Bronte and Charlotte Lennox.2390
22MAISIEScottishA familiar form of Margaret.2230
23LUCYLatinLight; bringer of light.2228
25SCARLETTEnglishBright red. Literature: Scarlett O'Hara is the heroine of Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind".1987
26HOLLYEnglishPlant With Red Berries.1971
27LILLYLatinA familiar form of Lilith.1950
28ELLIEEnglishShort form of Eleanor, Ella, and Ellen.1893
29MEGANGreekPearl; great.1799
30LAYLAHebrewA form of Leila.1780
31LOLASpanishA familiar form of Carlotta, Dolores, Louise.1777
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.1773
33EVAGreekA short form of Evangelina.1714
35MILLIEEnglishA familiar form of Amelia, Camille, Emily, Kamila, Melissa, Mildred, Millicent.1641
36SIENNAAmericanA form of Ciana.1585
38ABIGAILHebrewFather's joy. Bible: one of the wives of King David.1493
39ERINIrishPeace. History: another name for Ireland.1491
41HANNAHGermanA form of Johann.1462
42JASMINEPersianJasmine flower.1429
43FLORENCELatinBlooming; flowery; prosperous. History: Florence Nightingale, a British nurse, is considered the founder of modern nursing.1406
44ELIZABETHHebrewConsecrated to God. Bible: the mother of John the Baptist.1396
45LEXIGreekA familiar form of Alexandra.1324
46MOLLYIrishA 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.1322
47SOFIAGreekA form of Sophia.1249
48MATILDAGermanPowerful battler.1225
49EMMAGermanA short form of Emily, which means "industrious" Flaubert's title heroine Emma Bovary, as well as poet Emma Lazarus are famous Emmas.1221
50BROOKEEnglishLiterally signifies "brook" or "stream" A feminine form of Brook. Actress Brooke Shields.1216
53GRACIEEnglishA familiar form of Grace.1162
54AMELIEFrenchA form of Amelia.1128
55ROSIEEnglishA familiar form of Rosalind, Rosanna, and Rose. Talk show host and actress Rosie O'Donnell.1124
56LEAHHebrew"Weary" One of Jacob's two wives. Among well-known individuals with this name is writer Leah Goldberg.1120
57KATIEEnglishA familiar form of Katherine. Actress Katie Holmes, from the TV series Dawson's Creek.1105
58MAYAHindiGod's creative power.1072
59ELEANORGreekLight. 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.1049
60GEORGIAGreekFarmer. 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.1022
61EMILIAItalianA form of Amelia, Emily.1007
62ELIZAHebrewA short form of Elizabeth.955
63FAITHEnglish"Loyalty" Novelist Faith Baldwin singer Faith Hill.914
64BETHANYAramaicHouse of figs. Bible: the site of Lazarus's resurrection.913
65EVELYNEnglish"Hazelnut" President John F. Kennedy's personal secretary and confidante was Evelyn Lincoln.871
66ISABELSpanishConsecrated to God.857
67ANNAGermanA 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.827
68HOLLIEEnglishA form of Holly.825
70PAIGEEnglishYoung child.811
71HARRIETFrenchRuler of the household.809
72ESMEFrenchA familiar form of Esmeralda.797
73ZARAHebrewA form of Sarah, Zora.790
74LEXIEGreekA familiar form of Alexandra.788
75WILLOWEnglishAs in "willow tree" Among notable people with this name, fashion model Willow Bay.772
77MADISONEnglishSon of Maude; good son.760
79ANNABELLEEnglishA form of Annabel.758
80ISOBELSpanishA form of Isabel.754
81NIAMHIrishA form of Niam.733
82MADDISONAmericanA form of Madison.731
83MARTHAAramaicLady; sorrowful. Bible: a friend of Jesus.723
84SKYEArabicWater giver.717
85LAURENEnglishA form of Laura, meaning "crowned with laurel" Actress Lauren Bacall.710
87ELSIEGermanA familiar form of Elsa, Helsa.699
88KEIRAIrishA form of Keara.693
88REBECCAHebrewTied, bound. Bible: the wife of Isaac.693
89SARAHHebrewThis 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.663
90HEIDIGermanA short form of Adelaide, which means "noble" or "serene" Heidi is the title character the popular children's story by Johanna Spyri.652
92MARIAHebrewBitter; sea of bitterness.628
93MARYAMHebrewA form of Miriam.616
95NICOLEFrenchA form of Nicholas.605
96KAYLAArabicLaurel; crown. A form of Kaela, Kaila.604
97FRANCESCAItalianA form of Frances.602
98LYDIAGreekFrom Lydia, an ancient land in Asia.589
99ALEXISGreekA short form of Alexandra.575
100MAISY  574

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