Top baby girl names of 2023
Just like fashion, haircuts and interior design, baby girl names come and go. It can be difficult to choose a name, let alone agree with a partner on one you both love. Many of us want to stay on top of the trends, while avoiding a name that’s too common or too unusual as this can lead to baby name regret. And no one wants to experience that.
There are already some themes emerging for baby girl names in 2023, from parents steering away from gender stereotypical names, to strong baby girl names and even Grandpa themed names.
Here we will explore some of these emerging trends and look at which names continue to ride in the top 20 most popular.
Strong baby girl names are tearing up the trends.
A popular trend at the moment is strong heroic names, many taken from myth and legend or good old classic literature. There is also a rise in popularity of names of real-life heroines and women of accomplishment, both contemporary and historic. Some of these names are more unusual than others, but what they all have in common is that of being strong. Aurelia, Bronwen, Eloise and Freya are just some of the strong girls' names that are trending, along with the quirkier Isadora, Octavia, Perla and Wednesday.
Grandpa themed names are moving from the blue to pink column.
Old-timey names that you may have once associated with your Grandpa are finding new life as baby girls' names. This is sticking to the trend of steering away from gender stereotypical names as well as jumping on the bandwagon of the popular old-man nicknames that seem to be trending for the girls, like Bobbie.
Some of the names that are emerging in this category include Drew, Earnie, Frankie and Georgie, as well as Ozzie, Ray and Teddy.
Baby girl names inspired by nature are still on trend.
This trend has certaining cemented itself on the baby girl name scene, and doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of going anywhere. Names inspired by nature are in. BabyCenter has seen leaps and bounds of movement in popularity of certain nature names, including Cove (up 1960 places), Wren (up 48 spots) and Meadow (up 39 spots) as well as more commonly heard names like Iris (up 18 spots) and Ivy (up 9 spots). As well as nature, BabyCenter has also seen an increase in popularity of celestial names, like Aurora, Luna and Nova.
And now to the current most popular baby names for girls…
According to BabyCenter, the following names were the most popular at the end of 2022. So they likely haven’t shifted around too much since then.