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Baby Girl Names 2016

Baby girl names 2016Which baby girl names are trending in 2016? When you have your baby girl come and add their name to our list, including the meaning and origin of the name.

7 Baby Girls Were Named:

Isla (Meaning: Island. Scottish origin)

6 Baby Girls Were Named:

Ava (Meaning: comes from Abba – God the Father)

5 Baby Girls Were Named:

Willow (Meaning: willow tree. Slender, graceful. English origin)

4 Baby Girls Were Named:

Abigail/Abbigayle (Meaning: Father’s joy. Hebrew origin)
Sienna (Meaning: Italian place-name from orange-red colour clay. Origin: Italy)

3 Baby Girls Were Named:

Eliana/Elliana (Meaning: My God has answered. Derived from Hebrew word ‘El’ ‘meaning God’ and ‘ana’ meaning answered. Hebrew origin)
Eve (Meaning: life, giver of breath, first woman. Hebrew origin)
Evie (Meaning: life, lively. Origin: Hebrew)
Grace (From the English word grace, derives from Latin gratia. One of the virtue names created in the 17th century by the Puritans)
Isabel (Meaning: God of plenty. Latin origin)
Lily/ Lilly (Meaning: The flower lily is a symbol of innocence, purity and beauty. Origin: English)
Marley/Marlee (Meaning: Pleasant wood, from the lake meadow. English origin)
Paige (Meaning: young helper/servant. English origin)
Stella (Meaning star. Italian origin)
Zara (Meaning: princess. To blossom. Arabic or Hebrew origin)
Zoe (Meaning: life. Greek origin)

2 Baby Girls Were Named:

Alaska (Meaning great land. Native American origin)
Alexis (Meaning: Defender or helper. Greek origin)
Amelia (Meaning: work. Germanic origin)
Annabelle/Annabel (Meaning: graceful, beautiful. Greek/Latin origin)
Aria/Ariah
Arrow
Belle (Meaning: beautiful. French origin)
Charlie
Chelsea
Harriet (Meaning: girl ruler of the household. English origin)
Indiana (Meaning: land or place of the Indians. American origin)
Ivy (Meaning: faithfulness. Greek origin)
Ivy-Rose (Meaning: bloom)
Lucy (Meaning: light. Latin origin)
Maddison/ Madison (Meaning: son of Matthew)
Matilda (Meaning strength in battle. German origin)
Nora/Norah (Meaning: light. Greek origin)
Sara/ Sarah (Meaning: princess.  Hebrew origin)
Sophie (Meaning: Wisdom. Greek origin)

1 Baby Girl Was Named:

Adelyn (Meaning: noble/nobility)
Addison (Meaning: Adam’s son)
Aisha (Meaning: Life in Swahili. Hebrew origin)
Aïyannah (Meaning: eternal blossom)
Alana (Meaning:  Alana means ‘little rock; harmony, peace’; also means ‘beautiful, fair, or offering.’  Origin: Celtic)
Alba (Meaning: Scotland)
Alice
Alina (Meaning: bright, beautiful)
Allira (Meaning: quartz crystal)
Alora (Meaning: my dream. African origin)
Alyssia (French and Germanic origin. Meaning noble kind)
Amaira (Meaning: one with a beautiful soul. Hindu meaning)
Amiah (Meaning beloved)
Andrea (Meaning: brave, manly. Greek origin)
Anya
April (Meaning: opening buds of spring)
Arkadia (Meaning: name of a small town)
Arabella (Meaning: answered prayer. Latin origin)
Ariana (Meaning: very holy. Greek origin)
Ariella 
Arielle (Meaning: lion of God. French origin)
Ashleigh-Anne (Meaning: dweller of the ash tree groves and mother of Mary)
Athena (Meaning: Greek goddess. Greek origin)
Audrey (Means: noble strength. Origin: Anglo Saxon)
Aurelia (Meaning: golden or gilded. Ancient Roman origin)
Aurora (Meaning: The mythical Roman goddess of the dawn. Latin origin)
Avery (Meaning: Elf ruler or wise. derived from Alfred. French origin)
Ayla
Ayra (Arya means noble, goddess Parvati.  Origin Sanskrit)
Bailey
Billie (Meaning: beloved. Hawaiian origin)
Bopha (Meaning: rose. Origin: Cambodia)
Bonnie (Meaning: beautiful, attractive, gorgeous. Scottish origin)
Briella (Meaning: God is my strength. Derived from Gabriella)
Brodie
Brooke (Meaning: lives by the stream. English origin)
Brooklyn 
Cadence (Sequence of notes or chords comprising the close of a musical phrase. Latin origin)
Callie (Meaning: Beautiful child of Heaven)
Carryl (Meaning: love/life. Irish/Greek origin)
Carys (Meaning: love earth. Welsh/Greek origin)
Celeste (Meaning heavenly. French origin)
Chante (Meaning: enchanted one. French origin)
Charlotte
Cleo (Meaning glory. Greek origin)
Cydi (Origin: A John Williamson song about a fathers little side kick)
Dakota (Meaning: friendly. Native American origin)
Danielle
Darcey (Meaning: the dark one. Irish origin)
Deeta (Indian origin)
Delilah (Meaning: amorous, delight, languishing, temptress. Hebrew and biblical origin)
Delta
Demi
Elena (Meaning: bright shining light. Italian, Spanish, Russian origin)
Eleora (Meaning: God is my light. Hebrew origin)
Elin (Meaning: light and or beautiful woman. Welsh origin)
Elise (Meaning: pledge to God. French origin)
Elle-lae (Pronounced L.A.)
Ellia (Italian Origin but I’ve also heard it used as an alternative to the more popular Ella)
Eloise (Meaning: healthy and wide)
Elodie (Meaning: foreign gift. French origin)
Elsie-Anne
Emily
Emma (Meaning: complete, universal, whole. German origin)
Esther (Meaning star. Persian origin)
Everley (Meaning: In the meadow)
Evelyn-Grace (Evie G. Named after footballer Stevie G)
Freya (Norse origin)
Georgia
Gracie
Haley (pronounced Hayley)
Hannah (Meaning grace, Hebrew origin)
Harini (Indian origin)
Harley (Meaning: Of the hare meadow. English origin)
Harper
Hayley
Holly
Ilah (Meaning: deity or God. Arabic origin)
Ilariah (Italian and Greek origin)
India
Jasmine (Meaning: A flower in the olive family. Persian origin)
Jemma (Meaning: stone jewel. Hebrew origin)
Joyce (Meaning: joy/joyous or little bird. English or Latin origin)
Jocelyn (Meaning: joyful. Origin: Germanic)
Josephine (Meaning: may the creator add. French origin)
Julia (Meaning: youthful. Latin origin)
Juanita (Spanish origin)
Karen-Anne (Meaning: pure (Karen), God has favoured me (Anne)
Katara (Named after character from the Last Airbender
Katie (Meaning: pure. Origin: English)
Kaysanne (Meaning: Named after Cold Chisel’s song “Khe Sanh”, Origin: Technically a place in Vietnam)
Kelsie (Meaning: brave. Scottish origin)
Krystianna (Meaning: Follower of Christ)
Laquilla (An Italian city)
Lana (Meaning: short for Alana (English) or Svetlana (Russian) and a derivative of the Greek Helen. Could also come from Gaelic name Ailin, meaning rock)
Laurel (Meaning: an evergreen flowering tree. Origin Latin from laurus)
Leah (Meaning: weary. Hebrew origin)
Leila (Meaning: Night, dark beauty.  Arabic origin)
Lillian
Liyaana (Origin: Islamic meaning – softness, tenderness and delicacy)
Luna (Meaning: moon. Origin: Latin)
Lylah
Mabel (Meaning: beautiful, loveable, loving. Latin origin)
Mackenzie (Meaning: child of the wise leader)
Madden (Irish origin)
Maddie
Malia (Meaning: calm or gentle water. Hawaiian origin)
Manjari (Meaning: the seeds of a holy plant worshipped in Hindu culture. Sanskrit (Hindu) origin)
Marquesha
Mary
Meghan (Irish origin, meaning pearl)
Mia
Miah (Mia). (Meaning: mine)
Miami
Mikayla
Mila (Pronounce: Meela. Meaning: loved by the people. Russian origin)
Milah (Meaning: gracious or dear one. European origin)
Morgan
Myfanwy (Meaning: beloved star, Origin: welsh)
Myla (Meaning merciful. English origin)
Natasha
Nazreen (Meaning: beautiful blue flower)
Neeve (Meaning: Bright/radiant/angel. Origin: Irish/Spanish)
Neve (Meaning: snow)
Nevaeh (Heaven spelled backwards)
Olive
Olympia (Meaning: home of the greek gods. Greek origin)
Perri
Peyton (Meaning: royal. Scottish origin)
Piper
Poppy (English origin meaning poppy flower)
Reagan (Meaning: Little ruler)
Roni
Rosalie
Rosie (Diminutive of Rose. English origin)
Rowan (Meaning: from the Rowan tree, red hair. Gaelic origin)
Ruby
Rylee
Sammie
Saoirse (Meaning: Freedom. Irish origin)
Savannah
Seraphine (feminie form of Seraphim)
Sharlene
Summer (meaning: born in summer. Origin: English)
Temperance (Meaning: Moderation or restraint. English origin)
Thea (Meaning: goddess, Greek origin)
Tillara (Meaning: fresh rain. Aboriginal origin)
Tori (Meaning: bird. Origin: Japan)
Trinity
Tyne (Meaning: river. English origin)
Veronika (Meaning: she who brings victory. Croatian origin)
Vilena (Pronounced Vi-le-na) (Meaning: to rule with greatness, of great power. Slavic origin)
Violet  (Meaning: flower. Italian origin)
Winter
Zaria (Meaning: goddess of water. Russian origin)
Zemyrah (Meaning: song of praise or joyous harmony/song. Hebrew origin)

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  1. Chimpee says:

    Ava Lorraine
    Philippines
    Ava comes from Abba (God the Father) Lorraine (First letter of the First name of her father ‘Lance’)
    Origin: none

  2. Michelle says:

    Leila
    Australia
    Night, dark beauty
    Arabic

  3. Shubha says:

    Arya
    India
    Arya means noble, goddess Parvati
    Origin Sanskrit

  4. Aimee says:

    Sienna
    Girl
    Australia
    Italian place-name from orange-red color clay
    Italy

  5. Dreezy says:

    Alana
    United States
    Alana means ‘little rock; harmony, peace’; also means ‘beautiful, fair, or offering.’
    Origin: Celtic

  6. Priscllia says:

    Phycilia,born in Namibia(African)…named after mother Priscilla

  7. Amanda piggott says:

    Zara Australia meaning princess Unknown origin

  8. Lisa goodwin says:

    Roni Jesse

  9. J says:

    Poppy
    English origin meaning poppy flower

  10. Simone says:

    Liam – Strong willed warrior
    Origin – Irish
    Boy
    Western Australia

  11. chantel pullen says:

    Grace violet
    Australia

  12. Caitlin says:

    Elise
    Australia
    Pledge to God
    French

  13. Bec says:

    Harley
    Girl
    Born in Australia
    Means of the hare meadow
    English origin

  14. Bethany says:

    Alexis
    Australia
    Means defender or helper
    Greek

  15. Jessica Vatsilas says:

    Orlando Pasquale
    Australia
    Spanish name
    Name meaning- Famous land

  16. Sarah says:

    Elodie
    New Zealand
    Meaning: Foreign Gift
    Origin: French

  17. Emma
    South Africa
    Complete, universal, whole
    German origin

  18. Amanda says:

    Rosie
    Australia
    Diminutive of Rose
    English

  19. Jess says:

    Olympia Australia Home of the gods Greek

  20. Jess says:

    Delilah
    Australia
    Amorous, delight, languishing, temptress
    Biblical Hebrew

  21. Sarah M says:

    Harriet
    Australia
    Ruler of the house
    English

  22. Dennis says:

    Seraphina
    Australia
    Seraphim angel
    Bible

  23. Jessica Netting says:

    Evelyn
    Australia
    Life, light, beautiful bird
    Ireland

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