The historical American Girl doll name list and the Girl of the Year list are available on the American Girl Archives website. These lists, along with character descriptions, are also available on the American Girl Wikipedia page.
There are a total of 12 historical American Girls and 13 Girl of the Year dolls. American Girl is a line of dolls released by Pleasant Company in 1986. The company also sells books that take the viewpoint of the girl. The characters range in age from eight to 11. The first American Girl is Felicity, and her story centers around the American Revolution. All of the historical American Girls' stories take place during a pivotal time in American history.