Top 10 Baby Names for Girls in US for 2013
As we approach the second half of 2013, the top10 baby names for girls is getting more and more clear. Some names are already ahead of the competition and some of them are struggling to get into the top 10. As you can see, we have a clear winner in the number one spot, but things get more interesting in the last positions where new baby names are coming to claim one of the most popular rankings!
As information can sometimes be confusing or even misleading we did a deep research into various databases to avoid any conflicts. The list below is 100% accurate and it is based on names popularity of dozens of internet websites and the official names registry of the US.
So let’s go straight to the point and have a closer look into the most popular names for girls in the US for 2013, taking also into consideration name meanings and celebrity names. We know it’s important to you so we break it down for you!
Top 10 Baby Names for Girls
1. Emma: derived from the Germanic word ermen meaning whole or universal, and was originally a short form of Germanic names that began with ermen. Emma is also used as a diminutive of Emily, Emmeline, Amelia or any other name beginning with “em”. It was introduced to England by Emma of Normandy, who was the wife both of king Ethelred II (and by him the mother of Edward the Confessor) and later of king Canute. It was also borne by an 11th-century Austrian saint, who is sometimes called Hemma.
2. Olivia: (with help from the character Olivia Dunham in TV series Fringe of FOX)
3. Sophia: Sophia seems to lose the no.1 spot for the first time after holding it for two years in a row (2011 and 2012, source SSA, also known as the Social Security Administration). The name continues to remain very popular among baby girls and parents seem to just love it! The origin of the name is Greek and its actual meaning is wisdom. According to the myth, Σοφία had three daughers: Pistis (faith), Elpis (hope), and Agape (love). With such a loving meaning, it’s no surprise why this name is so popular! The French form of the name is Sophie and the German form is Sofie. In Turkey it is known as Safiye and in Russia as Sofiia. Sophia was an early Christian martyr who was born in Italy and died violently (by torture) in 137 AD.
4. Isabella: means my God is a vow, or consecrated to God. It’s origin is Romance-language and it is the American equivalent of Elizabeth.
5. Ava: of Persian origin, it means pleasant sound. In Hebrew it means life and it can be a variant of Eva, the Biblical first woman that was placed in Heaven next to Adam.
6. Mia: according to research, the name has a Slavic origin and is a form of “Mila”. It’s actuala meaning is darling or dear. However, some say it has Italian origin, from the word “mia” which means “mine” in English.
7. Emily: the meaning of this name is rival and has a Teutonic origin.
8. Charlotte: means strong and vigorous, a name of French origin. Other trasnlate it as free man.
9. Amelia: a German name that literaly means work, but the actual meaning of the name is to be fertile. In France, they use the form Amélie, the name that was given to the 2001 romantic comedy movie of Audrey Tautou.
10. Ella: means torch, so the metaphoric name is a baby that brings light to the family!
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