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10 Top Baby Girl Names That Are Growing In Popularity


Can also be spelled Aoibhinn/Aoibheann. The name is of Gaelic origin, meaning ‘beautiful’. Best known from Fair City actress Aoibhin Garrihy, and Love/Hate actress Aoibhinn McGinnity.


Nina has a number of origins, meaning strong, and dream or dreamer. Famous Ninas include ventriloquist Nina Conti, designer Nina Ricci and the legendary Nina Simone.


Hazel comes from the name of the tree, or the colour. It can also come from the Hebrew meaning ‘God sees.’


A diminutive of Philippa, Pippa has gained popularity in recent years thanks to Pippa O’Connor and Pippa Middleton. It means ‘lover of horses.’


Derived from the Italian city, it may also refer to the orange-red colour derived from the city's clay. Today, it’s best known from actresses Sienna Miller and Sienna Guillory.


Evie is related to Eve and Evelyn. The name Evie means 'lively', or 'bringer of life'.


Meaning 'ladylike', 'princess', or 'mercy'. The most famous Sadie is probably Sadie Frost, though it’s also well-known from the Beatles song ‘Sexy Sadie’.


Derived from the Scottish Island Islay, though it can also be a diminutive of Isabella (see below) and is the Spanish word for Island. Actress Isla Fisher is the best-known owner of the name.


Aria is the Italian for Air, and is the name of a solo in an opera.  It also means ‘lioness of God’ in Hebrew. In case you’re wondering, the Game of Thrones character is spelled Arya, but is similarly beautiful.


Isabella means ‘devoted to God.’ It can be shortened to Bella, Izzy, and Izzie. You may recognise the name from Isabella Rosellini.

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