2008-2009 is a new year and that means new baby names. You might think naming a baby is easy and you would be wrong. There are lots of factors to consider with each one being equally important to the person who is doing the naming. When it comes to girl baby names, parents tend to get much more creative than with boy names. Boys, for the most part, are named after famous persons in history and Biblical figures. The names for girls are much more varied. Without any further delay, here are the top 20 girl baby names for 2008-2009.
Top 2008-2009 Girl Baby Names
The list features some names that you might expect and some that you might not. Emily has remained a staple baby name for girls, as it is consistently on top of the list. Brianna is one of a few names that seem to be gaining in popularity over the names that have traditionally been favorites. Overall, Biblical names for girls are not nearly as popular and as with in previous years, the names seem to be different depending upon what part of the country you are in.
There are some differences in the 2008-2009 version of this list from the 2007 list of top baby names, which can be found at the Social Security website (http://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/popularnames.cgi). Here is a look at the top names from 2007, per that list.
Top 2007 Girl Baby Names
When taking a look at the two different lists, some noticeable differences are present. Addison seems to be one of the more popular names now as it has grown in popularity by leaps and bounds over the past year. On the opposite side of that coin, the name Hannah is losing steam, as parents seem more interested in new, trendy names for their little girls. Isabella is not nearly as popular in 2008-2009 than it was in 2007, as it fell a number of spots.
Ashley skye; xx Says:
August 22nd, 2008 at 7:13 pm
i loveeee all these names… : ) .. but i spell my names diferently then anyone else. XD i just like to be different. =]
ill list all the ones i like..
girls! : )
- sophie / sofieah
- chandese (candice)
hey guys ;; i rly think lexii should be on there!! its a rly cute name!!
December 10th, 2008 at 5:52 pm
I love all these names
December 12th, 2008 at 9:13 am
I love my name, and I’m glad it’s never on anybody’s top list. That way it doesn’t need to be misspelled to be “unique.” When I have kids I will get a truly original name, or at least one that is not so common.
December 13th, 2008 at 8:21 am
I think Riley should be on there.
December 13th, 2008 at 8:26 pm
i love the names…………………….
do you love these names???????????????????
comment this comment.. xxx
I have a daughter, I’ve always loved the name Madison. but it has become extremely popular so I spelt it different so she won’t be the same. I spelt it Madissyn
December 28th, 2008 at 7:09 pm
o wow i do not like samantha but it’s my name but for as long as i have known i have been called Sami i absulutly love it cause i spell it reletivly different
December 29th, 2008 at 3:54 pm
my daughter’s name is ava nichole and i’m pregnant with another girl i’ll name either madelyn or kaelynn. i can’t think of a middle name for madelyn though. another name i’m considering is vanessa. please comment if you have any ideas!
December 29th, 2008 at 3:58 pm
my name is unique but not my faverite. if you want ta name ya kid something unique please make it pretty!! being diffrent isnt always da best way ta go when naming a kid dat has dat name fa da rest of dey life!!!! be smart abot it laydeez!!!
December 29th, 2008 at 4:04 pm
i love how short my name is and i think its amazing! my sister, hannah, loves her name too! we’re twins and have similar names because theyre both spelled the same backwards!! my mom is amazing and creative!! to make up for our common first names my middle name is shayne and hannahs is nadaine.
December 30th, 2008 at 12:46 am
I absolutely love the names ava and emma..
But I love my name way too much.
its unique way of being spelt. Sydnee. And my middle name is Paige. Another favorite of mine.
My favourite girls names are luchia, poppy, daisy, lilly, emma, ella, molly, kate, sarah, catherine, mitzy,lucy,jenny,elli,izzy,isabelle and rose/rosie
February 8th, 2009 at 10:47 am
My name is Nora and my middle name is Kathryn. I was named after my grandmother. My favorite name at the time is Anna, second being Alexandra, because I love the fact that u can shorten it to alex, allie, lexi, alexa, andrera, i just like that. I like a lot of names…. but Anna is definately the 1st. ,aybe…
and idk but a lot more…. and I think if u want to name ur kid something unique… make sure it means something nice!!!!! P.S. i kinda like the name Nora.. cuz my friends and I have been shortening it to Nori lately.
February 24th, 2009 at 4:05 pm
I love my name, i like how it is girlie. my daughters name is Emberlyn- which my hubby came up with. its really unique and i’ve only seen it one time when i googled it. i also like the name Leah and Anissa.
I honetly think Mikenzy is cute and Soffie and Eryka they all are realy cut but jus my opinion!!!
Sophiee x Says:
March 11th, 2009 at 11:05 am
i love the name Ashley, thats my baby cousins middle name. x
March 11th, 2009 at 11:48 pm
I Love unique names. My name is very unique. I am pregnant with my first daughter. I was thinking of the name Skylla Rayne(After one of my friends who died) But m boyfriend does not like it. Any other suggestions?
March 12th, 2009 at 8:22 am
I really like the names…….
March 14th, 2009 at 3:36 pm
I think you should put Evalynn…i know lots of people name evalynn
and Kenzie..its cute lol and its my name
March 26th, 2009 at 2:55 am
Hiya (means Heart)
March 31st, 2009 at 9:41 am
my full name is Angelica, (its brazilian) i really like it, but for some odd reason, people find it hard to pronounce… so my nickname is Angie (:
April 1st, 2009 at 3:25 pm
i think the name holland for a boy is cool, or lacus for a girl
April 1st, 2009 at 7:10 pm
I just had my second girl and I’ve got another baking in the oven. My daughters names are Jocelyn Rose and Raquel Jade, and if I have another girl I have no idea what I would name her that would fit. I’ll take any suggestions.
April 4th, 2009 at 12:58 pm
luv the name emily and it is my name dont be jealous
April 5th, 2009 at 1:48 pm
michelle , Julia :) caaaute names.
April 7th, 2009 at 5:33 pm
All of you who think spelling a name wrong makes it ‘creative and different’ are subjecting your children to a lifetime of having to spell their name for people. If you want something bizarre then pick a bizarre name, not a name your daughter will forever be frustrated by when they have to say “No, it’s NOT -erine, it’s -ryn”.
April 8th, 2009 at 4:36 am
My name is very unique,as it’s Hebrew for “Helped by God”My daughter’s name is,Hailie Jade,my son’s name is Zachary Marshall,and I’m pregnant with my 2nd daughter.Do you think I should name her:
I think that the name alyssa is very beautiful and popular name…many girls that i know wish they had that name….also another name that is pretty is juliana..its also a popular name…and the last name that im going to recommend is kimberly..everyyone loves that name;)
for boys i think…justin…nicholas…john…michael..
anthony..joseph..matthew and daniel
April 10th, 2009 at 6:16 pm
…my name is like never on any type of list.. i think naomi shood b on tha list its a cute name!!
ughh i h8 the name anna or addison.. or any type of name that cood be used 4 guys and gurls…do u think patricia is a good name??
April 11th, 2009 at 3:29 pm
i love my name MELISSA ANGEL-LEIGH
and for a boy i love JAYDEN KAI
April 13th, 2009 at 4:03 pm
I love almost all of those names! I think tht Audrey shud be on there! I adore tht name!
April 15th, 2009 at 4:40 pm
I hate it when people take a recognized name and change the spelling to suit their ends.
Sue Baker Says:
April 16th, 2009 at 10:53 am
My middle name is Violinda which I have been told is German, you never see it in baby names books, I would love it to be passed on down the line but my sons don’t seem interested!
April 16th, 2009 at 8:44 pm
I love these names
Girls: Baeyleigh Lynn, Kentriey Denay, and Keiygan Joedee
Boy: Keiython Leady
April 17th, 2009 at 1:11 am
My fav name is Serenity!… i think its unique… XD
April 18th, 2009 at 1:35 pm
I like my name, It’s unique :D
April 18th, 2009 at 5:57 pm
I really like Katerienne for a girl only ever heard it once, a little irish girl that used to come to my work. I had 3 girls and never got to use the name …my hubby did not like it. My girls are Kristian, Lacy and Samantha although Sammi was suppose to be Erika. Have a boy too his is Ryan he is the baby.
April 18th, 2009 at 6:00 pm
I chose number 2 I think it is cute !!!
April 19th, 2009 at 7:12 pm
Ashley, terrible ideas for respelling of names!
Kelly Ray Says:
April 19th, 2009 at 10:23 pm
I like the name Haley – but I spell it differently to be unique – “Quersep”
April 20th, 2009 at 8:48 am
I think that the name Dannon or Danna for girl are just way to cute.
April 21st, 2009 at 5:03 pm
Braydon / Braidon
April 23rd, 2009 at 12:35 am
I’m in love with the names Eisley, Embry and Mckenzie :)
chelzeann,i like my little sister’s name paige mai
April 26th, 2009 at 7:46 am
Don’t name your little girls names that could be used for boys. Why do you think it is cute to name your girl a boys name? I bet you would not consider naming your boy a name that could confuse him for a girl. Let the boys have their names!
April 27th, 2009 at 1:16 pm
I love the name sophia in greek it means wisdom.
April 28th, 2009 at 12:29 pm
I think Libby, zoe, tammy, and Lola should be on the list cuz those namez are cool!
I like the name Alyssa. I like your name. Its a cute name. I think it should be #1 on the girls list.
May 3rd, 2009 at 2:20 pm
I agree with your favorites. Do like my name? Should it be on the top 20 list? What place should it be?
May 3rd, 2009 at 2:23 pm
Hey! You have the same name as me, Alyssa. Its confusing and makes me feel like i’m talking to myself when i’m really talking to you,Alyssa. I guess we have the same poplularity. Thanks for the comment. I like your name too.
May 3rd, 2009 at 2:27 pm
There was a kid in my class named Chantelle. Butt before the end of the school year she went back to Ohio because she lives there.
May 3rd, 2009 at 2:31 pm
Isn’t paige mai ytour little sister? I read that paige mai is your little sister. I have a bothersome little sister. Her name is Alexis. But we like to call her Lexie for short. Sometimes we fight and sometimes we get along together. We usually play pony castle together. Sometimes we play playstation.
i luv da names-girls-lauren,selena,demi,karen,skyaler,mellissa,kyanne, rosalynna,alex,dallas.-boys-jett,jedden,kye,ryan,ian,jose,brandonjulius.if i have kids i would like to have 6 girls & 4 boy-10 in all-boys=jett,brandon,ian,jedden-girls=mellissa,SKYALER,DALLAS,LAUREN,SELENA,AND ALEX!
May 8th, 2009 at 11:20 pm
I like the name Kennedy for a girl…glad it hasn’t been on here.
These are what i’m naming my kids.
They have 2 middle names.
1.Cayden Stephen Matthew
2.Sean Raymond Joseph
3.Aaron Drake Vincent
4.Carly Hope Grace
5.Aaden Blake Jonathon
6.Weston Mark Wade
7.Ryan William James
8.Riley Alexandra Lynn
9.Madison Jayden Marie
10.Jason Dean Andrew
11.Spinner Richard Samuel
i don’t know why but i have this thing for the name Jasmine its like a princess a tea and a flower
also misty like foggy but cooler please comment!
June 3rd, 2009 at 1:50 pm
i really love the name isabell, sophia, jasmine and natallia
June 3rd, 2009 at 1:52 pm
i really loved the name isabell, sophia, jasmine, victoria, natalia, and tatianna
June 5th, 2009 at 6:48 pm
Ny name is spelled unique, and I like it that way. If I have a daughter I’m naming her Clarisse or Lexi, and If I have boy I’m going to name him, Jeremeh, I like it spelled that way.
June 6th, 2009 at 9:27 pm
im gonna have a 1st baby girl this august me and my gonna naming her uniqe name like chloevensia,
maybe u like it so u can use it for the middle or first name.good luck
June 10th, 2009 at 3:44 pm
I like Elissa! It should be #1 ’cause it’s the best but I’m kinda gald it isn’t!
June 10th, 2009 at 3:45 pm
I meant glad
I also like the name Cornellia
June 13th, 2009 at 7:28 am
I am pregnant with twin girls I am going to name them Alexis Lilith and Alice Raine. I also like Kennedy Maya Olivia Leah Ellison Lacey Bella Torrie Rosalie Kenzie those are cute names!For a boy I like Preston Hayden Ethan!!!
June 13th, 2009 at 1:22 pm
I like the names for girls
June 16th, 2009 at 12:46 pm
my name is Alla, i think that is pretty unique,anyone heard of that name?
June 16th, 2009 at 12:47 pm
But my favorite name is Alesia that’ll be my first girls name:)
i have a top five girl and boy names!!!!!here they are
5- mecall elizabeth hope you like
June 24th, 2009 at 6:35 pm
hey no one thinks my name is popular?its vanessa!and her friends names are rileigh and madison
June 26th, 2009 at 9:51 am
I like the names
June 26th, 2009 at 10:38 am
I LOVE the names ISAAC, RENEE, KAYLA, BELLA, and SEAN!!!!!!!!
June 28th, 2009 at 11:46 am
On the list I don’t like the name Ava.
June 30th, 2009 at 8:00 pm
my name is kind of common but its spelled in a cool way. my absolute favorite name is Lillian. I’m going to name my daughter that if i have one. i will call her Lilli for short. another cool name is Anastasia.
i love my name i also like really uncommon name my favourite name is rosalie but if i ever had twins i would name one anabelle and one arabelle
July 3rd, 2009 at 4:00 pm
i like many names. i have been recently helping a friend of mine decide names for her twins. who will be delivered any day now. we have decied on these names. Aviryanne Mae and Maddysnn Lorriane. but some of the names we were trying to pick between were Korina Jo. Siennah Marie. Jannee Elizabeth, Teagan (Lynn or Marae). Lyndsey Rose. Joy-anna Katherine. Evan Francis. Carter Eric. Ryan Michael. any other suggestions let me know pleese. ASAP!
July 4th, 2009 at 2:37 pm
i think these should be the top 10 baby girl names
1-Sarah-however you would like to spell it.
3-Lauren or however you like to spell it.
6.Danielle or Daniella
July 4th, 2009 at 2:40 pm
GO THE NAME……..
SARAH THAT NAME ROCKS.
EVERYBODY NAMES THEIR DAUGHTERS THAT>
I LOVE THAT NAME
DON’T YOU AGREE!
I Lovee The Names
Sharicee & Niemh For A Girl
Kia & Fabian & Malaki For A Boyy x
December 19th, 2009 at 11:07 pm
I really like the names:
Two of which are my fave GG characters, but I picked Sophie because its my name and its cute and elegant and sophisticated. Because most people have it “Sophia” I chose Sophie because its not like that and its special and adorable that way.
December 31st, 2009 at 9:28 am
I like names that if I went to get something for my child with the name on it, they would have. Pretty common names.
Feel free to comment.
January 7th, 2010 at 2:41 pm
I love my name my real name is Kathrine but everyone calls me katie.
I also like the names for a girl:
Charlotte but call her Charli
Danielle but call her Danni
Theres alot more too.
Some boy names are:
Whenever I have another kid I want to name them something unique or something that no one else has. I would also like to name them a name out of the bible; something like Titus but call him Ty, or Jeremiah and call him Jeremy. You get my point :)
March 12th, 2010 at 7:14 pm
i love the names kylie,dalanie,alexandra,katlynne,
carly,madison,hayden,and gabby… those are my fave girl names my fave boy names are kyle,tyler,zak,colby,bryce,logan.and mason! cute names huh? my name was on the top ten list beat that!?! :)
April 14th, 2010 at 5:33 pm
what about the name whitney huh
April 24th, 2010 at 11:05 am
I like the name Charlie for a girl…
Don’t know why but i think its cute.. And NO i do not like boy names for girls.. Just this one for some reason… LOVE IT!!
May 12th, 2010 at 4:04 pm
My Faviorite names are
1. Juneau Rae
2. Alicesona Dawn
3. Paige Dasay
4. Eemeree Charm
5. Shekalskei Kauye
6. Ashlai Shae
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