Top Baby Girls Names in England, N Ireland, Wales, Scotland and USA (January 2014)

top baby girls names england usa wales scotland nirelandSo it’s time for another update of the top ten baby girls names for England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and USA. I’m fascinated by the similarities and differences in popular girls names between all five. As of January 2014 these are the latest baby names available and include 2013 provisional data for Scotland and Northern Ireland and the 2012 top baby names for England, Wales and USA.


If you would like to see the most recent top ten lists comparing all five countries then I have annual updated versions:

Top girls names for 2013 – published January 2015

Top boys names for 2013 – published January 2015

These lists all include latest official releases of top baby names available at time of publishing. For example, 2014 results will not be available until late 2015.

Popular Amelia. Not so popular Mary.

Amelia was the most popular girls name in the UK in 2012. Amelia ranked first in England and Wales and ninth in Scotland and Northern Ireland. But in the USA she was 23rd.

Poor Mary didn’t even make the top 100 list of baby girls names in England. The last time Mary was in the top ten list in the USA was 1971. She’s been sliding down since then and hasn’t been in the most popular 100 names in USA since 2008. Unlike a century ago when Mary was the number one name both in England and USA.

Top 100 names for baby girls

top 100 girls names ONS word cloudWant some more ideas? Then have a look at the word cloud with the top 100 baby girls names in England and Wales in 2012.


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2012 and 2013 names for girls

These are the most up-to-date top ten baby names officially available in January 2014.

Scotland and Northern Ireland have released their provisional data for 2013. These don’t include all December 2013 names given for registered births in these two countries.

England and Wales so far have only published the 2012 top baby names for girls and boys which they collect from birth registers. The Social Security Administration also has only published baby names for 2012.  The new data for the most popular baby names will be available Summer 2014.


2012 Top baby names in England and Wales:  Office of National Statistics

2013 (provisional data) Northern Ireland: NISRA

2012 USA: SSA

2013 (provisional data) Scotland: General Register Office of Scotland

Word Cloud: Adapted from data from the Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0.

Find out what’s cool and new with boys and girls names in the January 2015 updates for baby boys names and baby girls names.

1 thought on “Top Baby Girls Names in England, N Ireland, Wales, Scotland and USA (January 2014)”

  1. Denice@ French Girl Names

    I know picking the right name for a girl can really be a tough decision since most of the names are all common and everyone’s using them. We have also collected 74 French girls names for expecting parents to look through as well, provided all the meanings so that they can make the right choice. If you are looking something more unusual, and less popular, then the list will provide exotic and unique ideas.

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