Elena (and it’s variant) was the most popular name given to baby girls during 2014. The name Julia, including its variants, placed second. Emma (and its variants) also gained one place and ranked as the third most popular name given to girls in 2014.

Nicole, Rachel and Claire with variants failed to re-appear in 2014.

New entrants  into the  girls’ top 20 list included Francesca, Sarah, Valentina and Eve. Names declining in popularity in 2014  include  Eliza, Maya, Maria, Christina, Martina, Kailey, Mikela, Jade, Aaliyah and Jasmine. Martina fell to thirteenth, from eighth place in the preceding year. Big climbers for 2014 included Catherine and Hailey, which rose by five and four places respectively.

Top 20 Girl Names Comparison between 2014 and 2013

Rank Top 20 Girls Names in 2014 Top 20 Girls Names in 2013
1 Elena / Elenia / Helena / Ella Elena / Elenia / Helena / Ella
2 Julia / Yulia / Julianne Eliza / Elisa / Elizabeth / Elise
3 Emma / Emmanuela / Ema Julia / Yulia / Julianne
4 Eliza / Elisa / Elizabeth / Elise Emma / Emmanuela / Ema
5 Catherine / Katrina / Kate / Katya Maya / Mia / Myah
6 Maya / Mia / Myah Maria / Marija / Mariah / Marie
7 Lea / Leah / Leia Lea / Leah / Leia
8 Emilia / Emily / Emelie Martina / Martine
9 Amy / Aimee Christina / Christa / Christabel / Krystle
10 Maria / Marija / Mariah / Marie and Anna / Ann Kailey / Kaleigh, Catherine / Katrina , Emilia / Emily
11 Christina / Christa / Christabel / Krystle Amy / Aimee
12 Alexandra / Alessia / Alexia / Lexi Anna / Hannah / Ann
13 Martina / Martine and Kailey / Kai / Kaleigh Mikela / Michelle and Alison / Alice / Alicia / Alyssa
14 Chloe / Khloe and Sophia / Sophie Sophia / Sophie
15 Hailey / Hailee / Hayleigh and Mikela / Makaila Jade / Giada and Alexandra / Alessia / Alexia / Lexi
16 Francesca Aaliyah / Alaya
17 Jade / Giada and Aaliyah / Alaya, Nina Chloe / Khloe, Amber / Amberley, Karla / Carla / Carly
18 Sarah / Sara / Sera Jasmine / Yasmine / Yasmeen,Nina, Faith
19 Keira / Kyra Hailey / Hailee / Hayleigh
20 Valentina, Jasmine / Yasmine / Yasmeen, Eve / Eva Nicole / Nicola /, Rachel, Keira / Kyra, Claire / Clara

Source: NSO- Matla

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