Top girl names have some normally popular names missing
This year's 100 top girl names list are missing what some have come to consider staple names as they have been on the list more often than not. Did you notice which names are missing?
It appears that many names that started with 'S' are no longer included. Did you see the names Stacy, Stephanie or Sharon? These were all popular at one time. Instead Sophia and it's derivatives have made the list with both Sofia and Sophie appearing.
It appears some names that start with 'C' have also fallen out of favor. Names like Cynthia, Cindy, Connie and Courtney are no longer on the list, even though Camila, Claire and Caroline still made it. Did you notice that the only 'C' names still on the list all have 'A' as a first vowel? The 'C' names that made it are only the ones who are learning how to become leaders while the 'C' names that were dropped are those girls who innately take the leadership position.
The name Nicole also appears to have fallen out of favor even though it was huge at one time.
Girl names that started with 'J' at one time were the latest rage; however, no 'J' name ranked in the top 50.
What does it all mean?
It means that certain traits or qualities that are represented in names shift throughout time. It appears that cooperation is more important in the top girl names, even though competition is still apparent in the list of names.
Intelligence is not as important as it once was as the letters that carry the qualities of being smart, brilliant, and having inner knowing have greatly diminished. Wisdom is not represented in any of these names. Perhaps that skill is too hard to accrue?
Leadership is not as important as being a workaholic. Autonomy and family values are also on the decline as important qualities per this list of names.
By analyzing the top girl names for any year we can access what qualities are being downplayed and which ones are gaining in importance.
Top girl names in 2010
The top girl names for 2010 are based on the latest Social Security Administration statistics. Read further down the page to see what the latest trends in the top girl names mean. What is interesting is that Isabella has held the top spot for years and this year was knocked off its number one position.
Top girl names in 2009
The top girl names for 2009 are based on the latest Social Security Administration statistics. Read further down the page to see what the latest trends in the top girl names mean.