Parents Guide

Top 10 Baby Names for Girls

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#1: Emma

Those looking for something more romantic than Emily (#7) can opt for Emma. Ultrafeminine and with royal roots (think Queen Emma of the turn of the 11th century), it received a nice boost in popularity in 2002 after Friends’ Rachel and Ross chose it for their baby’s name.

Alternatives include Amelia, Amelie, Emilia, Emmeline, and Ella.

Meaning: “Universal”
Origin: German
Famous People With This Name: Emma Watson (English actress), Emma Roberts (American actress), Emma Stone (American actress and comedienne), Emma Thompson (English actress), Emma Donoghue (Irish novelist an playwright)

Pictured: Actress Emma Stone at Comic Con; photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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