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Looking for potential girl names for your daughter? Start with our comprehensive list of the top baby names for girls, which includes popular names of the moment as well as classic, pretty names that will reflect your sweet little girl. Browse our list for inspiration; there are so many cool names out there that you may have trouble choosing just one.

Top Baby Girl Names

Choose from among the top 100 female baby names that were the most popular in the United States in 2020 in order of popularity:

Classic Baby Girl Names

If you’re looking for a classic baby girl name that’s stood the test of time, choose from among this list of classics we’ve organized in alphabetical order:

Old-fashioned Baby Girl Names

Old-fashioned girl names can be charming, and can sometimes make a comeback and become popular again. If you’d like to give your daughter a name that reminds you of beloved family member, a character in an old movie or book, or someone from the past, you might like one of these old-fashioned names:

Pretty Baby Girl Names

The following baby girl names sound melodious and pretty—perfect for your little princess:

Cute Baby Girl Names

These baby girl names are short and cute—ideal for your little pea:

Cool Baby Girl Names

You may have decided that you want a baby name that is modern and different, or simply put, cool. That’s because your baby girl is unique and she deserves a cool name like one of these:

Uniquely Spelled Baby Girl Names

Set your daughter apart with a baby name that features a unique spelling, such as one of these:

Nature-Inspired Baby Girl Names

If you want your little one to be down to earth or connected to nature in some way, you might consider choosing one of these gems for your baby girl's name:

Words as Baby Girl Names

Many names have a hidden meaning, but you may want your girl’s name to reflect a meaning more obviously. You may decide to choose from among these common words that can also be a baby girl’s name:

Place Names as Baby Girl Names

You may like the trend of naming your baby girl after the city, town, or location where she was conceived, or of naming your baby after a special place for you or your family. Here’s a list of popular locales that have become baby girls’ names:

The Bottom Line

Do you have your own shortlist of top baby girl names yet? If you want to involve family and friends in choosing the right name, consider throwing a baby naming party. If you’re looking for the perfect middle name for your baby girl, any of the above could work. However, we also have a separate list of middle names for baby girls that you should check out. And for more inspiration, don’t forget to check our Baby Name Generator, where you can easily search by gender, popularity, name meaning, and more.