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Top 20 Girls’ Names of 2012

By Aela Mass |

Top 20 Girls' Names of 2012

I love names. Searching for them. Discovering ones I’d never heard before. Sharing ideas with friends and family. Names are just fun. And the task of naming another human being is serious business.

You can imagine my delight when I came across Nameberry’s Top 100 Girls’ Names of 2012. Nameberry compiled the list from its most-searched and most clicked-on names thus far into the year, indicating that these names have gathered the most attention and interest from Nameberry’s viewers. Some aren’t too surprising. But others – like the #1 most-searched name – most certainly shocked me. Here, I share Nameberry’s Top 20.

After the jump, check out the Top 20 Girls’ Names of 2012 (thus far). And tell me what you think of them!

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Top 20 Girls Names of 2012

#20 Lila

Lila is of Arabic origin and means "night." It ranked #136 overall in 2011.
Source: Nameberry
Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons

Check out Nameberry’s full list of Top 100 Girls’ Names of 2012 here!

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Top 20 Boys’ Names of 2012.

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Aela Mass

Aela Mass is a lesbian writer and editor living the dream on Martha's Vineyard with her wife, Sara, and their dog, Darla. She miscarried her twins at 17 weeks and has undergone numerous IVF, FET, and IUI cycles. Her writing has appeared in The Huffington Post among other publications. For more of her work, visit her blog Two Moms Make a Right. Read bio and latest posts → Read Aela's latest posts →

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9 thoughts on “Top 20 Girls’ Names of 2012

  1. Kristin says:

    I like a lot of those names but glad none of my 3 girl’s names were on there. Estelle (stella) Rose Marie, Audrey Kathleen, and Josephine (Josie) Ruth Ann. They are all classics and all fit my beautiful Girls perfectly :)

  2. My daughters name is Krystal which I love and my granddaughter is named Cheyenne Michele which is just perfect for her

  3. Jordan says:

    These are terrible names.. poor babies

  4. Rikki says:

    I like Isla, Aveline, and Seraphina out of the top 20 list.

  5. Chantelle Tuttle says:

    I wonder how popular the name Brylie is. My cousin named her baby girl Brylie. I I wanna name my baby girl either Kaizlee or Harley.

  6. Shannon says:

    I named my now almost 3 year old Joan Dolores after my grandmother, but changed the first o from an e to the o. A very small change to make it my daughter’s. And everyone either calls her Joanie, JoJo, or Jona. I don’t quite know where they get Jona from.

  7. jackie liles says:

    I read Escape to Witch Montain years ago and fell in love with the name Tia. At the time you never heard it, and now Tia Danielle, my daughter, hears it quite often. Funny how that happens.

  8. Brenna Grant says:

    I had to go against everyone to name my daughter Aurora and turns out that its on this list! I do have great taste!

  9. stacey northern says:

    Beautiful names just wish your list was more diverse!

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