Baby names are so hard to decided upon, so weather you would like a popular name or an unusual name for your princess this list should help you. My daughter has an unusual name and when we were deciding I used popular name lists to help me rule names off my like list.
Popular girl’s names for 2017
Isabella: A name that has been increasing in popularity for the past few years, or Izzy.
Olivia: Olivia means ‘olive tree’. Naming your baby after a symbol of peace is never a bad idea and if you get a surprise on the day, Oliver is also a popular boy’s names.
Emma: An English name meaning ‘whole’ or ‘universal’.
Ava: Reese Witherspoon recently posted selfies with her lookalike daughter Ava and the world went mad (for the selfies and the name). Meaning ‘bird’.
Mia: A short version of Maria, meaning ‘wished for child’, this Latin name was made popular by American actress and model, Mia Farrow.
Harper: Whether it’s Harper Lee, or Harper Beckham that put this name on the popular list, it’s stuck. Originally a last name given to someone who played the harp, this could be the perfect name if you hope to raise a mini-musician.
Amelia: Popular in many different languages, in English, Amelia is a variant of Amalia, meaning ‘work’.
Emily: The name has been popular since the 20th Century and isn’t showing any signs of stopping.
Ella: Meaning ‘light’, Ella is often a shortened version of Eleanor or Ellen.
Abigail: A popular name meaning ‘the father’s joy’, she’ll be a daddy’s girl in no time!
Bea: A short version of Beatrice, this super-cute name means ‘she who brings happiness’.
Avery: This unisex name has been around for a long time, but is currently on the rise. Meaning ‘ruler of the elves.
Scarlett: With Scarlett Johansson giving this name all the glamour it deserves, Scarlett is set to be a popular choice this year. Meaning ‘red’, the name is commonly spelt with one or two t’s.
Charlotte: Princess Charlotte may only be coming up to her second birthday.
Aria: Arya Stark – the ultimate female hero in Game of Thrones may be one reason why Aria is now back on the popular list.
Darcey: Made popular by English ballerina Darcey Bussell and fans of Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy, the name means ‘dark one’.
Poppy: Meaning ‘from the flower’, Poppy is rising in popularity.
Sophie: Meaning ‘wisdom’, Sophie is another version of the Greek name Sophia.
Grace: Rising in popularity once again, Grace is a simple English name, meaning ‘God’s favour’.
Luna: Rising in popularity over the past few years, this cute name means ‘moon’.
Penelope: With glamorous connotations thanks to the beautiful Penelope Cruz, this original Greek name means ‘weaver’.
Lily: Another beautiful English flower name, the Lily is a symbol of purity and innocence in Christianity.
Chloe: A springtime name meaning ‘young green shoot’, Chloe symbolises new growth. The Kardashians have helped make alternative spelling Khloe popular too.
Layla: The beautiful name Layla, meaning ‘night’ .
Evelyn – The meanings of this adorable name vary from ‘life’, ‘uncertain’ and ‘beautiful little bird’.
Mila – This ancient name has been around for centuries, and put back on the map thanks to the beautiful Mila Kunis.
Nora – Meaning ‘light’ this cute name has a vintage feel.
Hazel – With its literal meaning ‘the hazelnut tree’.
Aurora: Meaning ‘dawn’, this name is perfect for parents who are poetry fanatics, or fans of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.
Sofia: Meaning ‘wisdom’, we love this exotic sounding baby girls name.
Valentia: An exotic name with an adorable meaning – ‘strength and health’.
Alexa: Meaning ‘defending men’.
Brooklyn: Although this has been around for years as a boy’s name, thanks to the Beckhams’ choosing it for their eldest son, this is rising as a female choice in recent years.
Ariana: Meaning ‘most holy’.
Stella: Meaning ‘star’, this adorable name has a huge celebrity following.
Gabriella: Meaning ‘God is my strength’, this Italian name has a beautiful, yet strong quality we just love.
Freya: Meaning ‘a noble woman’, hopefully your new arrival will live up to her powerful name.
Bella: A version of Isabella, this cute name means ‘beautiful’.
Maya: Meaning ‘water’,
Eva: Meaning ‘life’.
Astrid: This cute Scandinavian name means ‘divine strength’ .
Aviva: You might notice a rise in the ‘names beginning with a’ this year, but we predict Aviva will begin to rise in popularity this year. This Hebrew name, meaning ‘innocent’ is perfect for your new babe.
Clara: Meaning ‘bright’ and ‘clear’.
Winona: Of course, Winona Ryder has put this name on the map, and as she is set to return to our screens in the second season of Stranger Things, we can see this name, meaning ‘firstborn daughter’ skyrocketing.
Polly: When TOWIE star Amy Childs named her baby Polly, we all fell in love with this cute name.
Evie: It’s been on our popular list for years, a diminutive of ‘Eve’, meaning ‘life’ or ‘living one’.
Elsie – Meaning ‘my God is a vow’.
Lea – this cute name means ‘meadow’.
Jessie – , meaning ‘wealthy’, also a great unisex name.
Please share your favourite baby names with me.