Bounty Predicts the 20 Most Popular Baby Girl Names of the Decade

Baby name trends ebb and flow pretty dramatically so it is common for predictions to be short-term covering just a single year or the year ahead. However, that’s not always the case! Baby name database, Bounty, has compiled data from the search history on its site as well as the most-viewed baby names to come up with their predictions of what baby girl names will be the most popular of the decade. It’s an ambitious list and only time will tell if their data reflects actual baby naming in the US, but it’s a good indicator of the names that will be ending up on plenty of birth certificates in the coming years.

Nellie, Elodie, and Anastasia lead Bounty’s list of baby girl names predicted to enjoy a decade of popularity. Newer names to the list like Margot reflect new parents’ tendency to choose baby names from pop culture as actor Margot Robbie has become one of the biggest stars today. There are other surprises on the list and we think you can learn a lot from what Bounty predicts. Take a look at the baby girl names that will be making waves for the rest of the decade!

Nellie

most popular baby girl names of the decade

Humble vintage names are making a comeback as is evident with the return of Nellie. It’s not just having a moment here! The name is trendy in Sweden today! Nellie is a shortened form of Eleanor or Helen that means “horn” or “bright.” Historically, this baby girl name has been one of America’s favorites so we were delighted that Bounty expects it to go strong for the rest of the decade.

Elodie

most popular baby girl names of the decade

Elodie has the brilliant quality of rhyming with melody which is more than reason for your to fall in love with it. The name spent over 100 years off of the US top 1000 most popular baby names before returning in 2019. It was already a baby girl name on the rise and it’s exciting that Bounty expects to hold for the next several years!

Anastasia

most popular baby girl names of the decade

Once a forbidding Russian regal name, Anastasia has emerged as a fresh possibility for new parents today. Anastasia has Greek origins that mean “resurrection.” Thus, the name was used by early Christians for baby girls born on or around Easter and Christmas. This romantic and storied name should be enjoyed by new parents for the rest of the decade.

Margot

most popular baby girl names of the decade

If you’re drawn to classic French baby girl names, you might also be interested in Margot. It’s the French form of Margaret and sounds even more stylish. The name means “pearl.” This very French name started 2020 in the top 250 and it’s only expected to grow in popularity over the decade. You can’t go wrong with this chic classic.

Aubrey

most popular baby girl names of the decade

Aubrey is a unisex name that has English, French, and German origins. It means “elf ruler!” Aubrey has been a top 100 baby girl name in the US for years now and Bounty expects that trend to continue through the rest of the decade. It’s such a lovable appellation that proves simplicity is bliss.

Ayda

most popular baby girl names of the decade

Ayda has yet to crack the US top 1000 but it has been a popular option in England and Scotland for years now. If history is any indication, American parents tend to follow European naming trends so perhaps Bounty is onto something with this emerging contender. Ayda claims Arabic and Turkish origins as a name that means “returning visitor” or “moon.” What’s not to love about this baby girl name?

Remi

most popular baby girl names of the decade

Remi, sometimes spelled Remy, is a huge success story for a newcomer in the US. Before 2013, this unisex name was virtually unused. Since then, it has climbed to be a top 100 name for as both a baby girl’s and boy’s name. Bounty expects this French name that means “oarsman” to maintain that upward trend for the next several years.

Alayna

most popular baby girl names of the decade

Alayna seemingly came out of nowhere when it landed in the US top 1000 baby girl names in the 1990s. It has steadily been gaining steam and is firmly in the top 500 today. The name is a multicultural one, considered an alternative spelling to Alana or Elena. Therefore the meanings of this baby girl’s name include “handsome,” “rock,” “oak tree,” and “child.”

Aurelia

most popular baby girl names of the decade

Aurelia returned to favor after 60 years of neglect from new American parents. This name can be traced back to ancient Rome where it was used as the clan name, Aurelius. Aurelia’s Latin roots mean “the golden one.” This name that Bounty sees being one of the trendiest of the decade was unthinkable just a few short years ago!

Winnie

most popular baby girl names of the decade

Chances are that you would not encounter many children with the name Winnie born after 1957. But, Winnie’s back! This absolutely adorable diminutive form of Winnifred, Edwina, or Gwendolyn, has Welsh origins that mean “holy peacemaking” or “gentle friend.” We are into both of those sentiments! We are thrilled that this baby girl’s name returned last year and hope its popularity truly lasts the rest of the decade.

Dorothy

most popular baby girl names of the decade

How sweet is the name Dorothy? It is an English name from the Greek appellation Dorothea that means “gift of God.” The name fell from favor for decades but returned to popularity in 2011. Dorothy is a surprise prediction from Bounty but one of its diminutive forms also made this list which is even more shocking. Keep reading to discover what other Dorothy-adjacent name made Bounty’s prediction.

Kyla

most popular baby girl names of the decade

Kyla, a feminine variation of the Scottish name Kyle, is another bold prediction by Bounty. Kyla has been a top 1000 baby girl name in the US since the 1970s but it peaked in 2004 and has been slipping ever since. Perhaps parents are turning to this name as an alternative to Kayla. Kyla means “narrow spit of land.”

Maeve

most popular baby girl names of the decade

Maeve is quickly becoming one of the most stylish Irish baby girl names in the US. You should expect to see this name in the US top 100 when 2022 baby naming data is released next year. The name is associated with an Irish goddess and queen of the fairies. The appellation means “she who intoxicates.” We must admit this is one of our all-time favorite names so we are so thrilled that Bounty expects it to have lasting staying power.

Dottie

most popular baby girl names of the decade

As promised, the diminutive form of Dorothy, Dottie somehow made Bounty’s list of the most popular baby girl names of the decade. The name last made the US top 1000 list as a standalone name in the 1960s! We’re not sure what tea leaves that Bounty is reading but we are into the idea of more girls named Dottie running around the playground.

Liyana

most popular baby girl names of the decade

Another surprise to make Bounty’s list of baby girl names is Liyana which is considered of Zulu origin, meaning “it is raining.” Or, the name is of Arabic origin and means “delicate.” The name has never ranked as a popular choice in the US but it is red-hot in England and Germany today. We will see what becomes of this enchanting baby girl name but we hope it does end up becoming a favored option here.

Addison

most popular baby girl names of the decade

Okay, this one is less surprising than some of the previous baby girl names. Addison has grown in popularity as a name for girls since 2000. The name Addison is a favorite for parents looking for an alternative to Madison. The name Addison was originally an English surname that means “son of Adam.” Bonus points for a girl named Addison with a dad named Adam!

Blossom

most popular baby girl names of the decade

Blossom was once a popular choice for baby girls born in the US. However, that was 100 years ago! It had its most popular year in 1925 and we think it’s time for a comeback and so does Bounty. Blossom is a name of English origin that means “to bloom.”

Adeline

most popular baby girl names of the decade

Adeline has that lovely, old-fashioned “Sweet Adeline” charm, but it has become so popular in the US under so many spellings and variations (Adalynn and Adalyn are also popular) that it is among the most popular girl names. It’s a top 100 choice in the US for baby girls and it is also a huge hit in England and Australia. Adeline is a form of the French name, Adele and means “noble.”

Avery

most popular baby girl names of the decade

The most fun name meaning on the list, Avery translates to “elf king” which is only a slight improvement over “elf ruler.” The name is French in origin and is a form of the common English name, Alfred. If you’re looking for a baby name with a touch of whimsy, Avery would be perfect. This name is one of the most popular unisex names in the US so this is not a huge surprise.

Nola

most popular baby girl names of the decade

Nola is a baby girl’s name of Gaelic and Latin origin, meaning “white shoulder.” It’s a short form of the traditional Irish name Fionnuala. Nola reentered the US top 1000 in 2008, for the first time in 50 years. It’s been steadily climbing ever since. Bounty expects great things for this charmer in the next several years and we’re thrilled about it!

There you go! What did you think of these baby girl name predictions for the decade? Do you think Bounty has nailed it? We feel like so many of these names are trending on other baby name websites like BabyNames.com and Nameberry that it’s only a natural conclusion that they will be huge for the next several years.

If you liked these name predictions, check out even more baby girl names (and others) that are predicted to be 2022’s most popular appellations for children.

Top 10 Baby Names for Girls in 2022

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Maeve – A name of Irish origin that means “she who intoxicates”
  • Luna – A name of Latin origin, meaning “moon”
  • Ophelia – A name of Greek origin, meaning “help”
  • Aurelia – A name of Latin origin that means “the golden one”
  • Eloise – A name of French and English origin, meaning “healthy”

Top 10 Continued

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Isla – A Scottish place name or Spanish baby name, meaning “island”
  • Aurora – A name of Latin origin that means “dawn”
  • Freya – A name of Norse origin, meaning “noblewoman”
  • Elodie – A name of French origin, meaning “foreign riches”
  • Iris – A flower name of Greek origin, meaning “rainbow”

Fastest-Rising Names for Girls in 2022

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Ottilie – A name of French and German origin, meaning “prosperous in battle”
  • Sienna – A name of Italian origin that means “orangish-red”
  • Ella – A multicultural name that means “all” or “completely” or “fairy maiden”
  • Flora – A name of Latin origin that means “flower”
  • Eva – A Latin name of Hebrew origin, meaning “life”

Fastest-Rising Girl Names Continued

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Mia – An Italian name that means “mine”
  • Esther – A name of Persian origin that means “star”
  • Daisy – An English flower name that means “day’s eye”
  • Imogen – A name of Celtic origin, meaning “maiden”
  • Mabel – A diminutive form of Amabel, meaning “lovable”

Other Notable Fast-Rising Girl Names

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Lola – A name of Spanish origin that means “lady of sorrows”
  • Poppy – An English name from Latin, meaning “red flower”
  • Scarlett – An English color name that means “deep red”
  • Elsie – A Scottish short form of Elizabeth, meaning “pledged to God”
  • Anastasia – A name originating in Greek that means “resurrection”

Fast-Risers for Girls Continued

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Clementine – A French name that means “mild”
  • Beatrice – A name of Latin origin, meaning “she who brings happiness”
  • Chloe – A name of Greek origin that means “young, green shoot”
  • Olive – An English name from Latin, meaning “olive tree”
  • Cecilia – A name of Latin origin that means “blind”

Solid Baby Names for Girls Holding Steady in 2022

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Ivy – An English botanical name
  • Alice – A name of German origin, meaning “noble”
  • Amelia – A name of German origin that means “work”
  • Eleanor – A name of French Provencal origin, meaning unknown
  • Charlotte – A feminine form of Charles, meaning “free man”

Also Holding It Down

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Clara – A name of Latin origin that means “clear”
  • Daphne – A name of Greek origin, meaning “laurel tree”
  • Violet – A Latin color name that means “purple”
  • Genevieve – A name of Welsh origin that means “tribe woman”
  • Ava – A multicultural name that can mean “life,” “bird,” and “water island”

More Popular Contenders

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Nora – A name of Irish origin, meaning “light”
  • Josephine – A French feminine form of Joseph, meaning “Jehovah increases”
  • Penelope – A name of Greek origin that means “weaver”
  • Lucy – An English form of Lucia that means “light”
  • Adelaide – A name of German origin that means “noble”

Still Great Choices in 2022

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Cora – A name of Greek origin related to Persephone, meaning “maiden”
  • Evangeline – A name of Greek origin that means “bearer of good news”
  • Astrid – A name of Scandinavian origin that means “divinely beautiful”
  • Cordelia – A name found in Latin and Celtic naming traditions, meaning “heart” or “daughter of the sea”
  • Matilda – A German name that means “mighty in battle”

These Names for Girls Aren’t Going Anywhere in 2022

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Phoebe – A name of Greek origin that means “radiant”
  • Lyra – A name of Greek origin that means “lyre”
  • Stella – A name of Latin origin, meaning “star”
  • Rose – An English flower name
  • Maisie – A Scottish form of Mary that means “pearl” or “bitter”

Other Baby Names for Girls That Are Still Hanging In There

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Arabella – A name of Latin origin that means “yielding to prayer”
  • Mae – A short form of Mary, meaning “bitter” or “pearl”
  • Thea – A name of Greek origin that means “goddess”
  • Celeste – A name of Latin origin that means “heavenly”
  • Athena – A goddess name from Greek mythology that means “from Athens”

Top 10 Baby Names for Boys of 2022

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Soren – A Danish and Norwegian name that means “stern”
  • Theodore – A name of Greek origin that means “gift of God”
  • Atticus – A name of Latin origin, meaning “of Attica”
  • Felix – A name of Latin origin that means “fortunate”
  • Silas – An English name of Latin origin that means “forest”

Top 10 Continued

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Royal – English word name and emerging unisex option
  • Arlo – A name of English and Irish origin, meaning “between two hills”
  • Oscar – A name of Irish origin that means “lover of deer”
  • Hugo – A Latinate form of Hugh, meaning “intellect”
  • Cassius – A name of Latin origin that means “hollow”

Fastest-Rising Baby Names for Boys

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Aurelius – A name of Latin origin that means “the shining one”
  • Evander – A name of Scottish or Greek origin that means “bow warrior” or “strong man”
  • Lachlan – A name of Scottish origin that means “of the fjord land”
  • Mateo – A name of Spanish origin that means “gift of God”
  • Isaac – A name of Hebrew origin that means “laughter”

Other Fast-Rising Baby Boy Names in 2022

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Simon – A name of Hebrew origin that means “he has heard”
  • Cosmo – A name of Greek origin that means “order”
  • Knox – A name of Scottish origin, meaning “round hill”
  • Roman – A name of Latin origin that means “of Rome”
  • Raphael – A name of Hebrew origin that means “God has healed”

Even More Notable Fast-Risers This Year

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Wolf – An English animal name
  • Dominic – A name of Latin origin, meaning “belonging to the lord”
  • Zachary – A name of Hebrew origin that means “the Lord has remembered”
  • Magnus – A Scandinavian name of Latin origin that means “greatest”
  • Lucius – A name of Latin origin that means “light”

Rounding Up the Final Fast-Risers for 2022

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Tobias – A Greek name originating in Hebrew that means “God is good”
  • Ronan – A name of Irish origin that means “little seal”
  • Alexander – A name of Greek origin, meaning “defending men”
  • Otis – A name of German origin (related to Otto) that means “wealthy”
  • Ethan – A name of Hebrew origin that means “firm”

Solid Names for Boys That Aren’t Going Anywhere in 2022

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Oliver – A name of Latin origin that means “olive tree”
  • Caspian – A place name, a reference to the sea, meaning “white”
  • Sebastian – A Latin name of Greek origin that means “of Sebastia”
  • Kai – A unisex name of Hawaiian origin that means “sea”
  • Otto – A name of German origin, meaning “wealthy”

Other Options With Staying Power in 2022

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Caleb – A name of Hebrew origin that means “devotion to God”
  • Nathaniel – A Hebrew name meaning “gift of God”
  • Milo – A name of Latin and German origin that means “soldier”
  • Cyrus – A name of Persian origin that means “sun”
  • Enzo – An Italian form of Henry that means “estate ruler”

These Names Are Sticking Around Another Year

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Elio – A Latinate name from Greek that means “sun”
  • Atlas – A name of Greek origin that means “bearer of the heavens”
  • Theo – A diminutive form of Theodore, meaning “gift of God”
  • Ambrose – A name of Latin origin that means “immortal”
  • August – A name of Latin origin that means “greatest”

Even More Names That Are 2022’s Standards

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Rowan – A name of Scottish or Irish origin that means “rowan tree” or “little redhead”
  • Ezra – A name of Hebrew origin that means “help”
  • Louis – A name of German and French origin that means “renowned warrior”
  • Cassian – A name of Latin origin (related to Cassius) that means “hollow”
  • Finn – A name of Irish origin that means “fair”

Expect These Boy Names to Continue to Top the Charts

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Gideon – A name of Hebrew origin that means “hewer”
  • Thomas – A name of Aramaic origin that means “twin”
  • Jude – A name of Hebrew origin, meaning “praised”
  • Archie – A short form of the German name Archibald meaning “truly brave”
  • Lucas – A Latin name of Hebrew origin that means “man from Lucania”

Other Rock-Solid Options in 2022

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Emrys – A Welsh name (related to Ambrose) that means “immortal”
  • Jasper – A Persian name that means “bringer of treasure”
  • Nico – A short form of the Greek name that brings us, Nicholas, meaning “people of victory”
  • Rory – A unisex name of Irish origin that means “red king”
  • Azriel – A name of Hebrew origin that means “God is my help”

There you go! We hoped you enjoyed learning about the hottest baby names of 2022, so far! We think there are some excellent names new parents have started to use more often this year. If you’d like to keep learning about even more baby names, check out these nature names that represent that decade’s hottest trend yet! New parents can’t get enough nature names.

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