Posted: Sep 20, 2012 10:00 AM
 
It’s a girl baby name bonanza! We have rounded up all the top baby girl names that are guaranteed to be the hottest names on the playground. From the most popular girl names of the year to trendy names and even unique celebrity girl baby names -- we have you covered!

Are you on the hunt for the perfect baby girl name? Let us help! Whether you are looking for an all-American classic baby name or one that is a bit more unique, we have handpicked our favorite baby girl names.

Popular baby names

Each year the Social Security Administration releases a list of the top baby names of the year, taken from birth certificates of babies born in the U.S. Isabella had been the most popular girl name for the last two years, but this year Sophia is the new favorite name for American parents. Who else made the list? Here are the top 25 baby names of the year:

  • Sophia
  • Isabella
  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Emily
  • Abigail
  • Madison
  • Mia
  • Chloe
  • Elizabeth
  • Ella
  • Addison
  • Natalie
  • Lily
  • Grace
  • Samantha
  • Avery
  • Sofia
  • Aubrey
  • Brooklyn
  • Lillian
  • Victoria
  • Evelyn
  • Hannah

Trendy baby names

If you are looking for a baby girl name that is a bit more unique and modern, then perhaps you will love our list of trendy baby girl names. These names are climbing the baby name charts the fastest and are sure to be the coolest names on the block.

Briella is the girl name that jumped the most spots this year, beating out last year's winner: Maci. Here are more buzz-worthy baby names for your future trendsetter:

  • Angelique
  • Nylah
  • Mckinley
  • Aria
  • Olive
  • Mila
  • Gia
  • Brynn
  • Gemma
  • Kinsley
  • Cora
  • Charlee
  • Eloise
  • Quinn
  • Brielle
  • Kenzie
  • Harper
  • Arabella
  • Giuliana
  • Hanna
  • Hazel
  • Elsie
  • Aubree
  • Liana


Celebrity baby names

Celebrities are often the ones to start baby name trends. Beyonce named her daughter Blue Ivy, which just might spark a trend with colorful baby names, such as: Sage, Jade or Violet. Jessica Simpson gave her daughter the gender bending name of Maxwell, which could have other parents thinking of naming their daughter Charlee or Stevie (as in the singer Stevie Nicks). Here are more of our favorite celebrity baby girl names:

  • Delilah: Kimberly Stewart
  • Dixie Pearl: Kings of Leon Caleb Followill
  • Clover: Neal McDonough
  • Hattie: Tori Spelling
  • Marlowe: Sienna Miller
  • Clementine: Ethan Hawke
  • Bardot: David Boreanaz
  • Arabella Rose: Ivanka Trump
  • Willow: Pink
  • Adelaide: Katherine Heigl
  • Anniston: Chyler Leigh
  • Beatrice: Bryce Dallas Howard
  • Avery Grace: Angie Harmon

Tell us!^ What is your favorite baby girl name?

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