U.S. Baby Girls Names by Letter

For each letter, name one of the top 5 most common names for baby girls that starts with that letter.
For babies born in 2020
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Last updated: May 19, 2021
First submittedJune 22, 2012
Times taken61,256
Average score53.8%
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Names
A
Ava | Amelia | Abigail | Avery | Aria
B
Brooklyn | Bella | Brielle | Brianna | Blakely
C
Charlotte | Camila | Chloe | Claire | Caroline
D
Delilah | Daisy | Daniela | Diana | Dakota
E
Emma | Evelyn | Ella | Elizabeth | Emily
F
Faith | Freya | Finley | Fiona | Fatima
G
Gianna | Grace | Genesis | Gabriella | Genevieve
H
Harper | Hazel | Hannah | Hailey | Hadley
I
Isabella | Isla | Ivy | Isabelle | Iris
J
Josephine | Jade | Julia | Josie | Jasmine
K
Kinsley | Kennedy | Kaylee | Kylie | Katherine
L
Luna | Layla | Lily | Leah | Lillian
M
Mia | Mila | Madison | Maya | Madelyn

Names
N
Nora | Nova | Natalie | Naomi | Nevaeh
O
Olivia | Olive | Oakley | Oaklynn | Octavia
P
Penelope | Paisley | Piper | Peyton | Parker
Q
Quinn | Queen | Quincy | Quinley | Quinnley
R
Riley | Ruby | Rylee | Raelynn | Rose
S
Sophia | Sofia | Scarlett | Stella | Skylar
T
Taylor | Teagan | Trinity | Tessa | Thea
U
Unique | Uma | Una | Ulanni | Ulani
V
Victoria | Violet | Valentina | Vivian | Valerie
W
Willow | Winter | Willa | Wren | Wynter
X
Ximena | Xiomara | Xena | Xyla | Xochitl
Y
Yaretzi | Yara | Yareli | Yasmin | Yamileth
Z
Zoey | Zoe | Zara | Zuri | Zariah
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Level 27
Jun 26, 2012
Yaretzi??? Wow. That's really cool.

I bet now that i posted this comment more than 1% of people will guess it.

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Level 58
Jul 22, 2016
Some of us teach and know little girls with that name. Popular. Also Yareli is frequently used.
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Level 61
Aug 21, 2019
"Popular" is a bit of an exaggeration. It's still a tiny percentage of people who name their kids that.
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Level 58
Sep 13, 2020
so is Yolanda
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Level 56
Jun 24, 2021
That's the one that surprised me most. I guessed Yvette, Yvonne, but never heard of Yaretzi until this quiz.
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Level 29
Jul 30, 2012
Wow. People are giving their kids stupid names nowadays.
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Level 92
May 13, 2019
You might say they're trying for something "Unique."
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Level 69
Jun 23, 2014
I have a hard time believing some of these are the MOST popular in that letter. How is Harper more common than Hailey or Hannah? Kaylee is more popular than Kate, Brooklyn more than Brianna, it's really surprising.
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Level 67
May 5, 2019
hailey? never heard of that.
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Level 56
Jun 24, 2021
you have never heard the name Hailey? Really? That surprises me. I feel like there are millions and millions of Haileys
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Level ∞
May 13, 2019
The data is from the Social Security Administration. It's accurate.
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Level 87
May 14, 2019
I wonder if all the alternate spellings that burned out teen moms give their kids count toward the usual spelling. Like The People's Popular Front of Judea, this could cause splitting in the ranks.
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Level 67
Jul 28, 2019
I think people also forget it is about baby names... They say I dont know anybody by that name and I know tonnes of people by the name ".......". They dont think and realize that the people whose name they know were popular babynames a few decades ago when they were born.
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Level 84
Aug 16, 2019
Hailey/Haley/Hailie is super common. My niece is named Hailey and she's rarely the only one in her class with the name.
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Level 84
Jun 27, 2021
though she's also almost done with high school now so no doubt naming fashion has moved on... time flies..
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Level 81
May 20, 2021
Maybe the popularity of Harper is something to do with the author Harper Lee?
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Level 68
May 20, 2021
I read somewhere that the name took off after Victoria and David Beckham used it for their daughter.
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Level 62
Jun 23, 2014
It's really pathetic that people are actually naming their daughters "Brooklyn". Cringeworthy.
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Level 80
Jun 24, 2014
No borough of New York should be considered legitimate for use as a first name.
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Level 45
Jun 24, 2014
Agreed! Brooklyn is an awesome place but an, er, unusual choice for a first name!
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Level 48
Jul 24, 2016
My son 'Staten Island' is appalled!
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Level 82
May 18, 2018
A friend of a friend once had a dog (male) named "Bronx!"
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Level 66
Jun 23, 2021
Sorry to nitpick, but Bronx isn't the name of any borough. It's The Bronx. Note the capital "T".
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Level 44
Jul 29, 2014
I can see naming her Brooklyn if you're the only one doing it. Wanna be unique, I get it. But everyone else is doing it too! That's the crowd mentality for you.
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Level 77
Jan 7, 2015
Just had twin nieces born named Brooklyn and Gracelyn. Using place names for people isn't unusual. I remember past eras of Dakota, Sierra, Cheyenne, Cody, Dallas, Denver, and Paris. I might have to draw the line at some, however. I can't imagine a child named Reykjavik or Honolulu but it wouldn't surprise me to see those on the list, too.
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Level 43
Aug 16, 2019
Ander217 Paris is an ancient Greek name. It was used in mythology. :)
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Level 61
May 19, 2021
ander217 Now that you said that, people are going to start naming their children Honolulu and Reykjavik.
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Level 49
Sep 19, 2022
lulu and vik for short
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Level 58
Jul 22, 2016
Better than Delilah, IMO. At least Brooklyn can be shortened to Brook(e), which is a fairly common name. But Delilah? Of all the Biblical names to pick from?
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Level 69
Aug 17, 2019
better than Jezebel, I suppose.
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Level 66
Jun 23, 2021
Meet my children: Eve, Delilah, Judas and Pontius.
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Level 71
May 19, 2019
And sons, too: Brooklyn Beckham is David & Victoria's son, and he came to some minor fame for dating Chloë Grace Moretz's for a minute a couple of years ago.
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Level 84
Aug 16, 2019
Maybe they were fans of the show Gargoyles. Could have been worse. She could be named Bronx.
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Level 78
Aug 16, 2019
I loved Gargoyles! They weren't making pizza so I guess I can like your comment.
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Level 87
Aug 16, 2019
Still bringing up that dead horse, huh?
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Level 78
Aug 16, 2019
Just a friendly joke. A peace offering. I liked his comment.
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Level 87
Aug 16, 2019
Cool
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Level 84
Jun 27, 2021
The show was set in New York and they did enjoy pizza there on at least one occasion that I can remember...
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Level 21
Dec 21, 2015
Finished with 3:35 left
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Level 86
Jul 22, 2016
Interesting...Q is the same name on the list of boys names and the list of girls names for 2015.
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Level 63
Jul 22, 2016
haha well done quiz setter for bamboozling the Philistines re the wonderful Natalie Merchant. As aBrit, shame on any American who doesn't know of her....and as for Kennedy? Taylor? Wtf? What horrendous names...
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Level 67
Jul 25, 2016
Taylor's not too bad, is it? Swift, and I've known at least 2 other female Taylors. Really, though, Kennedy...
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Level 65
Oct 2, 2016
At least it's not Berliner.
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Level 67
May 5, 2019
I went from berliner to Köln (cologne), which also seem a very strange things to name your child
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Level 73
May 14, 2019
I had a lovely student a few years ago named Kennedy and since then I've always liked the name for a girl. Perhaps people make names beautiful or obnoxious by their own personalities. Yaretzi is really pretty too, and not unusual among Hispanic students, although I've seen Yareli more often.
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Level 86
Jul 31, 2019
@ILikeQuizes, I know, right?! I was stuck trying to think of a word that starts with K that means Jelly Donut! ....Just kidding, just kidding :)
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Level 71
May 19, 2019
I can think of two Kennedys: 1) The mononymous Kennedy was an MTV VJ in the 90s for the outstanding and now-defunct "Alternative Nation" hour of – gasp! – actual videos. Now she's a Republican talking head that sometimes pops up on Fox News. She's definitely a social liberal: pro same-sex marriage, etc., but after Kurt Loder turned her on to Ayn Rand, she's now some sort of Objectivistesque libertarian or something. She was always pretty weird. 2) Willow's cradle-robbed girlfriend in Buffy the Vampire Slayer was named Kennedy.
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Level 77
Dec 30, 2016
Never heard of Yaretzi. Looked it up and it means "You will always be loved." Awww.
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Level 44
Mar 6, 2017
Can you accept Julie for Julia?
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Level 56
Aug 6, 2017
I got Ximena and Yaretzi but missed Sophia, Julia and Natalie *facepalm*
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Level 51
Sep 5, 2017
So essentially you need to know celebrities to get half of the hints
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Level 37
May 6, 2018
Ximena is not a popular name.
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Level 67
May 5, 2019
but probably the most popular one with an x. (I hadnt heard about it either )
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Level ∞
May 13, 2019
Ximena is a popular name. It was the 126th most popular name from 2014-2018. During that period, there were 12,714 baby girls in the United States who were given the name Ximena. Keep in mind that the size of the Hispanic community in the U.S. is quite large.
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Level 73
May 14, 2019
It's quite popular, although you often see it spelled as "Jimena".
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Level 70
Aug 8, 2018
Can you accept Zoe? I think that spelling is more common than "Zoey" and it still works with the clue.
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Level 67
May 5, 2019
Here Zoey is a guy and for girls it is Zoe or Zoë. (also brooklyn makes me think of a boys name)
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Level 72
Nov 7, 2018
Thank you for the Wile E. Coyote joke, that was great.

I was hoping X would be Xochitl, that's my favorite X name.

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Level 67
May 5, 2019
I liked the coyote one too :)
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Level 72
May 21, 2021
I spoke it into existence, Xochitl has made the list. Exciting times!
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Level 82
May 15, 2019
My guess for "Misspelled clothesmaker" was Tammy. As in Tammy Hilfiger, a misspelling of Tommy Hilfiger.
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Level 81
May 21, 2019
Multiple people calling their child 'Unique' seems to defeat the object a bit.
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Level 4
May 23, 2019
I was thinking James
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Level 69
Aug 16, 2019
One day, people will stop using surnames as first names - I mean, Harper, Riley, Taylor, Kennedy, grrrr. Like there aren't enough name choices that you have to use a surname or, nearly as bad, an object. That said, my biggest gripe is when someone has clearly either seen a name written down and can't pronounce it so a generation of Sians become Sy-anne. Or the other way, hear a name but have no idea how to spell it so just opt for phonetic - Shaun, Jazmin, Neeve etc
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Level 68
Oct 24, 2019
I'm not a huge fan of surname names myself, though it is worth mentioning that a lot of names now commonly viewed as first names - Ashley, Cameron, Bradley, etc. - originated as surnames.
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Level 61
Aug 21, 2019
Is Zoey really now more common than the seemingly more common spelling of Zoe? Seems like you should accept the latter anyway.
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Level 74
May 19, 2021
Would you be able to accept other common spellings of some of the names? Hayley for Hailey, Kayliegh for Kaylee, etc.
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Level 45
Jun 23, 2021
It says exact spellings necessary, and I think at this point there about 50 snowflake spellings of each name
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Level 83
May 20, 2021
Worked with a girl named Xiomara. Assumed it was unique to her, but guess I'm wrong.
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Level 72
Jun 23, 2021
I've met a few in Peru, perhaps it's a Latina thing.
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Level 67
May 20, 2021
Did anyone else try Xenu?
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Level 69
Jun 23, 2021
I realised too late that I shouldn't actually be trying names, but just random or made up words. What is with some of these 'names'?!!
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Level 47
Jun 23, 2021
Gotta say those people naming their kid "Unique" aren't very unique
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Level 61
Jun 26, 2021
They should have gone for Ubiquitous 😊
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Level 72
Jun 23, 2021
Nevaeh 🤢🤮
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Level 50
Oct 3, 2021
Heaven spelled backwards
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Level 84
Jun 27, 2021
Is Blakely the adverb for describing when you do something similar to how a person named Blake would do it?
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Level 69
Jun 28, 2021
I find it amusing that Unique is the most popular U name.
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Level 36
Jun 28, 2021
Suprised to see my name (Caroline) on the list. I know only three other Carolines: One is 50, one 23, and one 6. I'd say its really scattered and not popular at all, at least in Canada.
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Level 45
Jul 13, 2021
i checked the source and there are people out there naming their child Unknown oh boy
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Level 71
Mar 15, 2022
That could just be a placeholder name until they think of something more permanent, if they can't decide on a name straightaway.