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Top 100 Girls' Names of 2010

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The most popular girls' names right now won't be tallied by the Social Security Administration until next May, but over at nameberry we have our fingers on the pulse of baby-naming 2010. The most-searched girls' names for the first half of the year are Charlotte at number 1, with Seraphina and Olivia following at 2 and 3.

Names making the biggest leap up the list for girls over the first quarter are Harper, Jane, Quinn (influenced, no doubt, by Glee), Clara, Clementine, Ivy (a new entrant to the Top 100), and Bryn. Other names new to the girls' list are Juliet, Jillian, and Pearl.

Names falling the fastest are Willa, Lydia, Piper, and Lauren. Off the Top 100 this quarter are Bella, Beatrix, Maya, Mila, and Yvaine (though we confess to having no idea how that made it to the most-searched roster last time around).

Of course, the nameberry list is vastly different than the official list of Most Popular Names in the U.S. The Social Security list is based on all actual births and name choices in the country, while the nameberry list measures which names our relatively style-conscious visitors are most curious about. Plus nameberry searches come from all over the world -- about a third of our visits originate outside the US -- while the Social Security list tracks which names Americans actually give their children.

Can a small number of people searching repeatedly for a specific name skew the results? No. We can see not only how many times a name was searched but by how many unique individuals, so to those of you who tried to game our system by searching for Pervis and Gomer: We're on to you.

Here, the Top 100 girls' names for the first half of 2010. Tomorrow we'll bring you the boys.

girls

1. CHARLOTTE =

2. SERAPHINA =

3. OLIVIA =

4. VIOLET up

5. ELIZABETH down

6. ISLA down

7. SOPHIA down

8. LAURA up

9. CAROLINE up

10. AVA =

11. ALICE down

12. IMOGEN up

13. LUCY down

14. AMELIA up

15. SCARLETT down

16. MAISIE down

17. GRACE down

18. CLAIRE down

19. LILY down

20. STELLA down

21. ADELAIDE up

22. HARPER up

23. ISABELLA up

24. ELLA down

25. EMMA up

26. ELIZA down

27. JANE up

28. CHLOE down

29. MAEVE down

30. QUINN up

31. AVERY down

32. EVANGELINE down

33. CLARA up

34. MATILDA down

35. RUBY down

36. CLEMENTINE up

37. AUDREY down

38. LILA down

39. ZOE down

40. SADIE down

41. LOLA down

42. IVY up*

43. PENELOPE up

44. ARABELLA down

45. ELOISE up

46. IRIS down

47. BEATRICE up

48. SARAH down

49. ANNA down

50. EVELYN down

51. ESME down

52. EMILY down

53. NORA down

54. DELILAH =

55. ELEANOR down

56. AURORA down

57. WILLA down

58. MIA down

59. HAZEL down

60. ROSE down

61. GEORGIA down

62. MARY up

63. CORA down

64. MOLLY up

65. POPPY down

66. LYDIA down

67. FIONA down

68. HANNAH down

69. JOSEPHINE down

70. PHOEBE =

71. SOPHIE up

72. BRYN up

73. ADELINE down

74. DAISY down

75. PIPER down

76. COCO up

77. WREN down

78. MARGARET up

79. EMMELINE down

80. NATALIE down

81. LEAH down

82. FLORA up

83. ELLIE down

84. HARLOW up

85. LULU down

86. JULIET up*

87. JULIA up

88. JESSICA down

89. SASHA down

90. JILLIAN up*

91. LAUREN down

92. MADELINE down

93. GENEVIEVE down

94. GEMMA down

95. MAE down

96. ABIGAIL down

97. KATE down

98. CELIA down

99. PEARL up*

100. LOUISA down

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