Top American
Baby Girl Names

Are you looking for a classic All-American girl name that will stand the test of time? Check out our list of popular All-American girl baby names that will never go out of style.


All-American girl names have seen a resurgence among today's parents who are looking for names that are classic and beautiful. We have rounded up popular All-American names that are at the top of the baby name lists, as well as trendy names and classic girl names of the past.

Popular American girl names

Each year, the Social Security Administration rounds up the top baby names taken from birth certificates in America. Isabella is the most popular baby girl name in America for the second year in a row! Check out the top 10 below.

  • Isabella
  • Sophia
  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Emily
  • Abigail
  • Madison
  • Chloe
  • Mia

>> Check out the entire list of top 100 baby girl names in America here

Top American girl names of the past

The Social Security Administration also compiled the top names over the last 100 years -- between 1911-2010. Check out the top most popular girl names in America from the past 100 years.

  • Mary
  • Patricia
  • Elizabeth
  • Jennifer
  • Linda
  • Barbara
  • Susan
  • Margaret
  • Dorothy
  • Jessica

For more ideas, check out our list of retro baby names >>

Trendy American girl names

These names are not at the top of the popular baby name lists….yet! These trendy American girl names are the hottest names this year that are bound to be chart-toppers.

  • Maci
  • Giuliana
  • Tiana
  • Quinn
  • Adalynn
  • Kinley
  • Gia
  • Scarlet
  • Kenley
  • Aria
  • Charlie
  • Annabella
  • Hadley

Check out American baby name trends of 2011 >>

Classic girl names of the past

If you want a girl's name that is not as popular, check out some of our picks of American names from the past decades, including the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. You are sure to love these old fashioned, yet truly American baby girl names.

  • Helen
  • Betty
  • Margaret
  • Ruth
  • Virginia
  • Doris
  • Mildred
  • Frances
  • Evelyn
  • Jean
  • Shirley
  • Florence
  • Rose
  • Lillian
  • Ruby
  • Eleanor

Early American baby names

The Pilgrims were the first settlers in America -- and they had some beautiful and meaningful names. Many of these names were virtue names, meaning the names were also a characteristic they hoped their child would also have. Consider using these early American baby names as a first or even a middle name for your baby girl.

  • Charity
  • Chastity
  • Hope
  • Justice
  • Mercy
  • Patience
  • Faith
  • Grace
  • Virtue

For thousands more American girl names, check out our extensive list with baby name meanings and the origin >>

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Comments on "All-American girl names: The new classics"

Jenny September 28, 2013 | 12:32 PM

I cannot believe "Ashley" is not on there. It's probably the most classic American name ever. Not to mention, widely popular.

Kelly October 19, 2011 | 10:30 AM

I love, love these traditional names. They are classic. My favorite names so far Rose and Lillian.

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