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What were the top baby names for girls in 2014?

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The top baby names for U.S. girls in 2014 were Emma, Olivia, Sophia, Isabella and Ava. The top baby names for English girls in 2014 were Amelia, Olivia, Isla, Emily and Poppy. The top baby names for Australian girls in 2014 were Olivia, Mia, Charlotte, Amelia and Ava.

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What were the top baby names for girls in 2014?
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Olivia is in the top two positions of most popular baby name lists in English-speaking countries. The name was first used by William Shakespeare as a character name for his comedy "Twelfth Night." It most likely derives from the Latin word for "olive."

Amelia is the most popular female baby name in England and the fourth most popular name in Australia. The name derives from a Germanic word meaning "work." Emma is the most popular female baby name in the United States. The name derives from a Germanic word meaning "whole" or "universal."

Ava is in the top five of the U.S. and Australian lists. Ava is a variant of Eve, the name of the first woman according to the Bible. Mia is the second most popular baby girl name in Australia. Mia is a variant of Maria, which derives from Mary, the name of the mother of Jesus Christ.

Sophia is the third most popular name in the United States. Sophia means "wisdom" in Greek.

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