What Are Some Modern American Girl Names?


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As of 2015, Violet, Zoe, Samantha, Grace and Anna are some modern American girl names. Others include Ella, Sofia, Lucy and Eva, as well as names with multiple spelling variants, such as Mackenzie, Layla, Leah and Jasmine.

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In 2014, Emma ranked as the most popular girl's name in the United States, followed by Olivia, Sophia, Isabella and Ava. Mia, Emily, Abigail, Madison and Charlotte rounded out the top 10, with Harper, Sofia and Avery close behind. Some modern Americal girl names that start with "A" include Aria, Ariana, Aaliyah, Alexandra and Alexis. Bella and Brooklyn are some modern "B" names, while Chloe, Camila, Claire and Caroline are some names that start with "C." "P," "S" and "L" are other common first letters of modern American girl names, with popular names including Piper, Peyton, Stella, Lily and Lauren.

Many modern American girl names have variant spellings. Variant spellings for a popular name such as Madeline include Madeleine, Madelyn and Madilyn. Kylee, Kyleigh and Kiley are among the variant spellings of Kylie, while Allison has other spellings such as Alison and Allyson. Some more unusual and unique modern American girl names include Adira, Cyra, Ione, Lilou and Tessie, while unique names starting with an uncommon letter such as "Z" include Zandra, Zagir and Zia.

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