Expert Predicts the Top 100 Baby Girl Names of 2022

New year, new names! Check out the top 100 predicted baby girl names of 2022, according to the baby-naming expert, Pamela Redmond from Nameberry.

We’ve got heaps of new contenders to choose from, including retro names, classic names, wild names and so much more. A few of our top picks of the year – Maeve (May-vee), Clara, Elodie, Iris, Cora, Lyra, Nove, Willa and Sloane. 

Some of the trends we’re seeing?

Mythological names for little girls is a biggie and, as Pamela tells TODAY Parents,

It’s a way for parents to choose a feminine name with deep history and power that steps apart from the standard complement of girls’ names.”

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In fact, four of the top ten baby girl names of 2022 are goddess names from various cultures including:

  • Maeve — Irish warrior queen of legend and mythological queen of the fairies
  • Luna — The Roman goddess of the moon
  • Iris — Greek goddess of the rainbow
  • Freya — Norse goddess of love, beauty, and fertility

In addition to these names, we also see Athena and Persephone, both Greek goddesses, top the 100.

Here are a few more trends you’ll notice in the top 100 baby girl names: 

  • Nature names such as Lily, Hazel, Violet, Rose, Ivy, Sage and Olive
  • Shakespearean names including Ophelia (Hamlet), Cordelia (King Lear) and Imogen (Cymbeline)
  • Retro names including Clara, Clementine, Mabel, Beatrice and Genevieve
  • Names with strong sounds such as Thea, Luna and Nova
  • Ad names including Ada, Adelaide, and Adeline
  • Feminine yet heroic names such as Astrid, Aurelia, Athena and Cecilia 
  • French and Irish names including Eloise, Elodie, Arwin and Sairose (Ser-sha)
  • Several syllable names (which happen to come with adorable nicknames) including Persephone, Seraphina, Evangeline, Josephine and Anastasia
  • Four-letter names such as Esme, Nora, Cora, Wren, Lyra and Romy
  • Names ending in “ie” or ‘ie’ sounds such as Maeve (May-vee), Ottilie, Maisie, Elsie and Sadie

Here’s the full list: 

Top 100 predicted baby girl names of 2022

  1. Maeve
  2. Luna
  3. Aurelia
  4. Ottilie
  5. Eloise
  6. Ophelia
  7. Isla
  8. Iris
  9. Freya
  10. Alice
  11. Hazel
  12. Aurora
  13. Eleanor
  14. Violet
  15. Clara
  16. Elodie
  17. Ivy
  18. Genevieve
  19. Esme
  20. Charlotte
  21. Mabel
  22. Evelyn
  23. Lucy
  24. Adelaide
  25. Amelia
  26. Josephine
  27. Ava
  28. Nora
  29. Clementine
  30. Cora
  31. Stella
  32. Rose
  33. Astrid
  34. Romy
  35. Daphne
  36. Evangeline
  37. Beatrice
  38. Wren
  39. Lyra
  40. Phoebe
  41. Elsie
  42. Maisie
  43. Imogen
  44. Penelope
  45. Juniper
  46. Ada
  47. Arabella
  48. Poppy
  49. Grace
  50. Willow
  51. Cordelia
  52. Matilda
  53. Anastasia
  54. Adeline
  55. Mae
  56. Thea
  57. Olivia
  58. Florence
  59. Eliza
  60. Nove
  61. Seraphina
  62. Sadie
  63. Willa
  64. Arwen
  65. Lily
  66. Margot
  67. Edith
  68. Daisy
  69. Chloe
  70. Lilith
  71. Ruby
  72. Lola
  73. Cecilia
  74. Celeste
  75. Jane
  76. Olive
  77. Athena
  78. Sage
  79. Emma
  80. Claire
  81. Lydia
  82. Sienna
  83. Elena
  84. Elizabeth
  85. Esther
  86. Ellie
  87. Audrey
  88. Evie
  89. Sloane
  90. Mia
  91. Millie
  92. Eva
  93. Flora
  94. Persephone
  95. Maya
  96. Harper
  97. Margaret
  98. Scarlett
  99. Saoirse
  100. Eden

We’ve certainly come a long way in the baby girl name game since the days of Jessica and Ashley!

Even some of the most popular names last year such as Charlotte and Amelia are way down the list. It will be interesting to see just what names come out on top this year and if Nameberry’s predictions come true!

Stay tuned for the predicted most popular boy names of 2022, coming soon!

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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