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What are some popular names for baby girls?

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The most popular names for baby girls in 2014 were Emma, Olivia, Sophia, Isabella and Ava, according to data from the Social Security Administration. Though the order of popularity changed, these five names were also all in the top five according to 2013 data as well.

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What are some popular names for baby girls?
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The name Emma, which means "universal," has been in the Social Security Administration's top five since 2002. It is related to the name Emily and has Germanic origins.

Olivia has been a top-five name since 2008. It has Latin origins and means "peace." The name Sophia, which comes from the Greek word for "wisdom," has been in the top five since 2009.

Isabella has been a top-five name since 2006. This name is a derivative of Isabel, which is a derivative of the name Elizabeth. The name, like the origin names from which it comes, means "devoted to God."

Ava consistently ranked number five in popularity from 2008 through 2014. It first held the number five spot in 2006 before climbing a spot to number four in 2007. The origins of this name are a bit murky. It is a variation of the name Eve, but is also believed to come from a Latin word that means "bird."

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