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.

1. Sophia

2. Isabella

3. Olivia

4. Emma

5. Chloe

6. Ava

7. Lily

8. Madison

9. Addison

10. Abigail

11. Madelyn

12. Emily

13. Zoe

14. Hailey

15. Riley

16. Ella

17. Mia

18. Kaitlyn

19. Kaylee

20. Peyton

21. Layla

22. Avery

23. Hannah

24. Mackenzie

25. Elizabeth

26. Kylie

27. Sarah

28. Anna

29. Grace

30. Brooklyn

31. Natalie

32. Alyssa

33. Alexis

34. Aubrey

35. Samantha

36. Isabelle

37. Arianna

38. Charlotte

39. Makayla

40. Claire

41. Lillian

42. Gabriella

43. Lyla

44. Amelia

45. Sophie

46. Aaliyah

47. Taylor

48. Audrey

49. Bella

50. Leah

51. Allison

52. Sydney

53. Alana

54. Maya

55. Keira

56. Lucy

57. Kayla

58. Lauren

59. Savannah

60. Brianna

61. Ellie

62. Reagan

63. Evelyn

64. Carly

65. Julia

66. Bailey

67. Jordyn

68. Victoria

69. Annabelle

70. Cadence

71. Katherine

72. Stella

73. Molly

74. Kennedy

75. Jasmine

76. Gianna

77. Abby

78. Makenna

79. Morgan

80. Caroline

81. Maria

82. Brooke

83. Nora

84. Alexa

85. Camryn

86. Paige

87. Eva

88. Scarlett

89. Adriana

90. Juliana

91. Ashlyn

92. Megan

93. Kendall

94. Harper

95. Jada

96. Violet

97. Alexandra

98. Gracie

99. Nevaeh

100. Sadie

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.

Most popular names as of May 2010:

1. Isabella

2. Emma

3. Olivia

4. Sophia

5. Ava

6. Emily

7. Madison

8. Abigail

9. Chloe

10. Mia

11. Elizabeth

12. Addison

13. Alexis

14. Ella

15. Samantha

16. Natalie

17. Grace

18. Lily

19. Alyssa

20. Ashley

21. Sarah

22. Taylor

23. Hannah

24. Brianna

25. Hailey

26. Kaylee

27. Lillian

28. Leah

29. Anna

30. Allison

31. Victoria

32. Avery

33. Gabriella

35. Kayla

36. Sofia

37. Brooklyn

38. Riley

39. Evelyn

40. Savannah

41. Aubrey

42. Alexa

43. Peyton

44. Makayla

45. Layla

46. Lauren

47. Zoe

48. Sydney

49. Audrey

50. Julia

51. Jasmine

52. Arianna

53. Claire

54. Brooke

55. Amelia

56. Morgan

57. Destiny

58. Bella

59. Madelyn

60. Katherine

61. Kylie

62. Maya

63. Aaliyah

64. Madeline

65. Sophie

66. Kimberly

67. Kaitlyn

68. Charlotte

69. Alexandra

70. Jocelyn

71. Maria

72. Valeria

73. Andrea

74. Trinity

75. Zoey

76. Gianna

77. Mackenzie

78. Jessica

79. Camila

80. Faith

81. Autumn

82. Ariana

83. Genesis

84. Payton

85. Bailey

86. Angelina

87. Caroline

88. Mariah

89. Katelyn

90. Rachel

91. Vanessa

92. Molly

93. Melanie

94. Serenity

95. Khloe

96. Gabrielle

97. Paige

98. Mya

99. Eva

100.Isabelle

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