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U.S. Baby Girls Names by Letter

Guess the most popular baby girl names starting with each letter A-Z. To make it easier, we give you a short clue.
For the five year period 2014-2018 inclusive
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First submittedJune 22, 2012
Last updatedMay 13, 2019
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Letter
Clue
Name
A
Gardner
Ava
B
Borough
Brooklyn
C
Web
Charlotte
D
Samson
Delilah
E
Jane Austen
Emma
F
Belief
Faith
G
Amazing
Grace
H
Bazaar magazine
Harper
I
Ferdinand
Isabella
J
Roberts
Julia
K
Ich bin ein
Kennedy
L
Clapton song
Layla
M
Mamma ___!
Mia
Letter
Clue
Name
N
Portman
Natalie
O
Grease
Olivia
P
Odysseus's wife
Penelope
Q
Medicine Woman
Quinn
R
Wile E. Coyote's sister?
Riley
S
Hagia
Sophia
T
Misspelled clothesmaker
Taylor
U
One of a kind
Unique
V
Queen
Victoria
W
Weeping
Willow
X
Sariñana
Ximena
Y
Aztec
Yaretzi
Z
Rhymes with a baby kangaroo
Zoey
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level 29
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 57
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 62
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 29
Jul 30, 2012
Wow. People are giving their kids stupid names nowadays.
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level 86
May 13, 2019
You might say they're trying for something "Unique."
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level 57
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 61
May 5, 2019
hailey? never heard of that.
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level ∞
May 13, 2019
The data is from the Social Security Administration. It's accurate.
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level 72
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 61
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 77
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 71
Jun 23, 2014
Thank you SO much for adding the clues! I got a much better score this time around, and it's more interesting a challenge trying to solve the clues than just guessing names at random.
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level 43
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 30
Jul 24, 2016
My son 'Staten Island' is appalled!
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level 76
May 18, 2018
A friend of a friend once had a dog (male) named "Bronx!"
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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 76
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 39
Aug 16, 2019
Ander217 Paris is an ancient Greek name. It was used in mythology. :)
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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 61
Aug 17, 2019
better than Jezebel, I suppose.
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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 77
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 72
Aug 16, 2019
I loved Gargoyles! They weren't making pizza so I guess I can like your comment.
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level 79
Aug 16, 2019
Still bringing up that dead horse, huh?
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level 72
Aug 16, 2019
Just a friendly joke. A peace offering. I liked his comment.
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level 79
Aug 16, 2019
Cool
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level 31
Nov 2, 2014
Can you accept Sophie for Sophia??
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level ∞
May 9, 2016
Yes
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level 76
Aug 23, 2015
I can't be the only one who thought of Hawkins (as in Hawkins Bazaar, that weird joke-shop), or Oscar for Wilde, and wondered why on earth someone would call their daughter that until realising that it wasn't the right answer.
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level 70
Oct 5, 2015
Nope, same here.
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level 21
Dec 21, 2015
Finished with 3:35 left
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level 82
Jan 15, 2016
"Yaretzi" ??? That is actually in the top100? Originality and all that is all nice, but how original is it when you get to the top100, then it's just plain weird. Also didn't get half the clues.. Merchant? Wilde? - that's Oscar, isn't it? Bazaar?
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level 83
May 12, 2016
I did the same thing with Oscar, but interestingly, for both Merchant and Bazaar the names came to mind immediately, but I had to think about them for a few seconds before I realized why they matched. I mean really, what does Natalie have to do with selling things...
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level 61
Dec 6, 2018
It's a Mexican name, which doesn't make it "weird". Also, this is the top 1000, not top 100. Though you do find other, more cross-cultural Hispanic names like Angel, Jose, Santiago, and Eliana in the top 100.
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level 75
Jan 10, 2019
What a sensible comment. Thanks sumokitty!
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level 82
May 13, 2019
"Weird" is anything unusual. And what's unusual depends on your own experience. Hence to be Yaretzi is rather weird. Thanks for the explanation though, to know it's Mexican explains it. Rather than those Unique names that people come up with to be "unique". See under U. That's rather ironic really.
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level 61
Jul 28, 2019
Yea, yaretzi is NOT in the thop 100. But the it is, apparenltly) the most used babyname for the letter Y. I have never heard of it, but honestly I can only think of Yanna or something for other options. Ow wait yvonne, though that is kind of old fashioned..

Maybe yudi, yucka, yutta

Ok, now I am gonna look some up, there must be more (familiar) Ow wait, Yvette came to mind too :) Still gonna look some up though Edit: I found these: Yasmin and yolanda. And a whole bunch I ve never heard of and ones that you usually see with an "i" or a "j"

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level 54
Jun 6, 2019
this is not a top 100, it's the most common names beginning by each letter. but less than 1% of people name their kid with a name beginning with U or with Y so...
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level 65
Aug 16, 2019
I was just surprised that Yasmine, Yolanda, Yesenia, Yvonne and Yvette were all less popular!
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level 79
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 58
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 54
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 61
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 64
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 79
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 14
Jul 22, 2016
love this quiz!
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level 76
Dec 30, 2016
Never heard of Yaretzi. Looked it up and it means "You will always be loved." Awww.
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level 39
Mar 6, 2017
Can you accept Julie for Julia?
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level 50
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 34
May 6, 2018
Ximena is not a popular name.
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level 61
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 64
May 14, 2019
It's quite popular, although you often see it spelled as "Jimena".
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level 56
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 61
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 65
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 61
May 5, 2019
I liked the coyote one too :)
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level 76
May 15, 2019
My guess for "Misspelled clothesmaker" was Tammy. As in Tammy Hilfiger, a misspelling of Tommy Hilfiger.
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level 76
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 53
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 61
Aug 17, 2019
For "rhymes with a baby kangaroo", I was thinking, "Wow, that must be a really long name." Was I ever on the wrong track!
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level 68
Aug 19, 2019
Really should accept "Zoe" for "Zoey"
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level 62
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.