Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aaliyah

Highly regarded

Arabic

Abigail

Father’s rejoice

Hebrew

Adalyn

Noble kind

German

Adalynn

Noble one

German

Addison

Son of Adam

English

Adeline

Noble one

German

Alexa

Defender of man

Greek

Alexandra

Defender of man

Greek

Alice

Of nobility

German

Alina

Noble one

German

Aliyah

Highly regarded

Arabic

Allison

Noble one

German

Alyssa

Rational

Greek

Amaya

Night rain or the end

Japanese, Spanish

Amelia

Work

German

Anastasia

Resurrection

Greek

Andrea

Manly and virile

Greek

Anna

Gracious

Hebrew

Annabelle

Lovable and graceful

English

Arabella

Answered prayer

Latin

Aria

Vocal solo

English

Ariana

Most holy

Latin

Arianna

Most holy

Latin

Ariel

Lion of God

Hebrew

Arya

Faithful friend

Persian

Ashley

Ash tree meadow

English

Athena

Wise

Greek

Aubree

Elf ruler

English

Aubrey

Elf ruler

English

Audrey

Noble strength

English

Aurora

Goddess of dawn

Latin

Autumn

Season of harvest

English

Ava

To live

Latin

Avery

Elf counsel

English

Bailey

Bailiff

English

Bella

Beautiful one

Italian

Brianna

High and noble

Irish

Brielle

God is my strength

French

Brooklyn

Broken land

English

Camila

Young religious servant

Spanish

Caroline

Free woman

French

Cecilia

Blinded one

Latin

Charlie

Free man

English

Charlotte

Free man

French

Chloe

Green sprout

Greek

Claire

Clear and bright

French

Clara

Bright and clear

Latin

Cora

Maiden

Greek

Daisy

Daisy flower

English

Delilah

Delicate

Hebrew

Eden

Paradise

Hebrew

Eleanor

Of unknown meaning

English

Elena

Shining light

Greek

Eliana

My God has answered

Hebrew

Eliza

God is my oath

English

Elizabeth

God is my oath

Hebrew

Ella

Other goddess

Hebrew

Ellie

Shortened form of El- names

English

Eloise

Healthy one

English

Emerson

English

Emersyn

Son of Emery

English

Emery

Home strength

German

Emilia

To rival

Latin

Emily

To excel

Latin

Emma

Whole or universal

German

Esther

Star

Persian

Eva

Life

Hebrew

Evelyn

Desired one

English

Everly

From the boar meadow

English

Faith

Devotion

English

Finley

Fair warrior

Scottish

Gabriella

God is my strength

Italian

Genesis

The beginning

Greek

Genevieve

Family woman

French

Gianna

God is gracious

Italian

Grace

Gracious one

English

Hadley

Heather meadow

English

Hailey

Hay meadow

English

Hannah

Grace

Hebrew

Harmony

Perfect unity

English

Harper

Harp Player

English

Hazel

Hazelnut tree

English

Iris

Rainbow

Greek

Isabel

God is my oath

Spanish

Isabella

Devoted to God

Italian

Isabelle

God is my oath

French

Isla

Island

Scottish

Ivy

Ivy plant

English

Jade

Precious stone

English

Jasmine

Jasmine flower

Persian

Jordyn

To descend

Hebrew

Josephine

God will increase

Hebrew

Julia

Youthful and downy

Latin

Juliana

Youthful and downy

Latin

Katherine

Pure

Greek

Kayla

Pure

English

Kaylee

Pure

English

Kennedy

Helmeted head

Irish

Khloe

Green sprout

Greek

Kimberly

Cyneburg's meadow

English

Kinsley

King’s clearing

English

Kylie

Boomerang

Aboriginal

Lauren

Laurel

English

Layla

Night

Arabic

Leah

Weary one

Hebrew

Leilani

Heavenly flower

Polynesian

Liliana

Lily flower

English

Lillian

Lily flower

English

Lilly

Lily flower

English

Lily

Lily flower

English

Lucy

Of the light

English

Luna

The moon

Latin

Lydia

From Lydia

Greek

Lyla

Night

English

Mackenzie

Son of Coinneach

Scottish

Madeline

Woman from Magdala

English

Madelyn

Woman from Magdala

English

Madison

Son of Maud

English

Margaret

Pearl

English

Maria

Of the sea

Latin

Mary

Of the sea

Latin

Maya

Dream

Indian (Sanskrit)

Melanie

Black

Greek

Melody

Song

English

Mia

Dear

Scandinavian

Mila

Dear and gracious

Slavic

Molly

Of the sea

English

Morgan

Circling sea

Welsh

Naomi

Pleasant one

Hebrew

Natalia

Christmas Day

Latin

Natalie

Christmas Day

French

Nevaeh

Heaven

American

Nora

Honorable one

Latin

Norah

Honorable one

Latin

Nova

New

Latin

Olivia

Olive tree

Latin

Paisley

Church

Scottish

Parker

Keeper of the park

English

Penelope

Weaver

Greek

Peyton

From Pacca's town

English

Piper

Pipe player

English

Quinn

Descendent of Conn

Irish

Raelynn

Beam of light

American

Reagan

Descendent of Riagan

Irish

Reese

Enthusiasm

Welsh

Riley

Rye clearing

Irish

Rose

Rose flower

English

Ruby

Red gemstone

English

Rylee

Rye clearing

Irish

Ryleigh

Rye clearing

English

Sadie

Princess

Hebrew

Samantha

Name of God

Hebrew

Sara

Princess

Hebrew

Sarah

Princess

Hebrew

Savannah

Large, grassy plain

English

Scarlett

Shade of red

English

Serenity

Calmness

English

Skylar

Noble scholar

English

Sofia

Wisdom

Greek

Sophia

Wisdom

Greek

Sophie

Wisdom

Greek

Stella

Celestial star

Latin

Sydney

Wide island

English

Taylor

Tailor

English

Trinity

The Holy Trinity

English

Valentina

Strong and healthy

Latin

Valeria

Strength and vigor

Italian

Valerie

Strength and vigor

French

Victoria

Victory

Latin

Violet

Violet flower

English

Vivian

Alive

Latin

Willow

Willow tree

English

Ximena

He has heard

Spanish

Zoe

Life

Greek

Zoey

Life

Greek

The most popular girl names of 2019 are a diverse mix of monikers bursting with beauty. Parents are loving names of all origins, with many classic choices still popular and several new names gracing the charts. Pop culture has definitely influenced name popularity, with Arya and Ariana just some of the Hollywood-inspired picks making appearances. Whether you’re all about the rise of new-age names like Paisley and Nova, or more interested in timeless darlings like Victoria and Elizabeth, you’re sure to find something you adore among 2019’s most popular girl names.

Unsurprisingly, parents are still gaga over last year’s most well-loved names like Emma and Olivia. Soft names with a gentle sound continue to wow like Ella and Mia. V is still a standout as well, with many top picks containing the vivacious letter like Ava and Evelyn. Vowel names are also holding strong like Isabella and Abigail.

Vintage beauties remain beloved among popular girl names, with Hazel, Ivy, and Eleanor winning over parents with their grandma-chic appeal. Some of the most popular picks like Sophia and Amelia were once far less common, so don’t shy away from names like Margaret and Esther, who are slowly climbing the charts. We’d keep an eye on the old-school sweethearts, as this trend doesn’t seem to be slowing anytime soon.

Of course, it wouldn’t be 2019 without modern monikers swooping in. Among the trend, you’ll find alternative spellings like Adalyn, Ryleigh, and Aubree, as well as unisex picks like Parker and Avery. The modern name group is also home to super sweet names like Kinsley and Kennedy that parents can’t get enough of.

The most popular girl names of 2019 might be common, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider them. These tried and true beauties are popular for a reason. If you’re looking for something familiar that isn’t found in every classroom, we suggest avoiding names that have recently spiked on the top girl names list or those with several popular spelling variations. Time-tested names are a great place to look for options like Gabriella, Samantha, and Allison. Each is well-known but doesn’t suffer from overuse. Of course, some parents may choose to use this list to look for names to avoid, which is perfectly okay too.

While the popular girl names list generally holds true across the United States, there are some variations between states. An example would be Leah. Overall, she’s the 41st most popular girl name in the U.S, but in New York, she’s all the way up in 9th place! On the flip side, Harper is the 9th most popular girl name in the country, yet she ranks down in 21st place in New York. When considering popularity, you might want to check out what’s common in your area. You can do so here.

Popular girl names are as diverse as they are beautiful. What trends do you see on the playground? Any guesses of what next year’s list might contain?