Top 10 Girls names in the UK for 2011/2012

 

NameLast week I posted about boys names and the most popular boys names for 2011-2012. This week I’m looking at the chart topping girls names for 2011-2012. Our daughter will be 3 this August, and I remember the very early days of calling her by her name and wondering whether we’de chosen correctly, now she couldn’t possibly be anyone else and especially so when she proudly reals off her name and surname. As I did last week I’ll be looking at the meanings of the top 5 names across the lists.

http://www.babycentre.co.uk/pregnancy/naming/popularbabynames/

 

emily

Lily

Emily

Isabella

 Sophia

Isabelle

Sophie

Olivia

Ava

Chloe

Isla

                                                                                                            

 

http://www.baby-names-guide.co.uk/top-baby-names-2012.php

 

lily

Olivia

Lily

Sophie

Jessica

Emily

Ruby

Chloe

Amelia

Grace

Mia

 

http://www.bounty.com/baby-names/top-100-names-2011-list

 

 sophie 
 Olivia

Lily

Sophie

Amelia

Emily

Jessica

Grace

Ava

Ruby

Mia
 

Olivia - From olive like olive tree and representative of Peace. Oliver is the boys equivalent.

Lily – After the plant with showy flowers. Symbolizes purity

Emily – From the Latin meaning imitate or rival.

Isabella/Isabelle – A Spanish form of Elizabeth, also said to mean God is good. and sometimes abbreviated to ‘Belle’ or ‘Bella’ meaning beautiful

Sophia/Sophie-Meaning wisdom

Amelia-Busy and Energetic

Jessica - God is watching

Meanings come from the 2003 edition of baby names and star signs published by D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd ©Geddes & Grosset, David Dale House, New Lanark, ML11 9DJ

 

 

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