Popular Baby Girl Names of 2012

Just as they did with the boys’ names, Nameberry.com — a mecca for naming enthusiasts — released their Top 100 Girls’ Names for 2012.

These aren’t based on the Social Security Administration’s official list (which will be out sometime next year, after all of the 2012 babies are born), but on the names that drew the most attention with Nameberry.com visitors thus far in 2012. So if you’ve been thinking about naming your daughter Adelaide or Maeve, they just might be trendier than you think.

See the Top 25 Girls’ Names of the year from Nameberry:

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1. Katniss (didn’t rank in the Top 1000 in 2011) — meaning: A literary and botanical name; most notably from the Hunger Games trilogy

2. Charlotte (ranked #27 in 2011) — meaning: “free man”

3. Harper (ranked #54 in 2011) — meaning: “harp player”

4. Seraphina (didn’t rank in the Top 1000 in 2011) — meaning: “ardent; fiery”

5. Imogen (never in the Top 1000) — meaning: “beloved child”

6. Penelope (the newest member of the Kardashian clan) — ranked #169 in 2011, and sure to rise fast. Meaning: “weaver”

7. Amelia (ranked #30 in 2011) — meaning: “work”

8. Violet (ranked #101 in 2011) — meaning: “purple”

9. Isla (ranked #268 in 2011)

10. Eleanor (ranked #150 in 2011) — meaning: “bright, shining one”

11. Adelaide (ranked #407 in 2011) — meaning: “noble, nobility”

12. Alice (ranked #142 in 2011) — meaning: “noble”

13. Quinn (ranked #188 in 2011) — meaning: “descendent of Conn”

14. Cora (ranked #204 in 2011) — meaning: “maiden”

15. Eliza (ranked #255 in 2011) — meaning: “pledged to God”

16. Evelyn (ranked #24 in 2011) — meaning: “wished for child”

17. Aurora (ranked #183 in 2011) — meaning: “dawn”

18. Claire (ranked #50 in 2011) — meaning: “clear, pure”

19. Sophia (ranked #1 in 2011) — meaning: “wisdom”

20. Lila (ranked #136 in 2011) — meaning: “night”

21. Maeve (ranked #590 in 2011) — meaning: “she who intoxicates”

22. Scarlett (ranked #80 in 2011) — meaning: “scarlet, red”

23. Nora (ranked #137 in 2011) — meaning: “light”

24. Hazel (ranked #211 in 2011) — meaning: “the hazelnut tree”

25. Grace (ranked #16 in 2011) — meaning: a Virtue name

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Don’t forget to check out the most popular boys’ names of 2012, according to Nameberry.

And see the entire Top 100 list from Nameberry.com.

(Photo: Picnik Photography)

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