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30 of the most popular girls names in 2019 so far

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If you're wanting to stay ahead of the curve when choosing your baby's moniker, then you're in luck as we've rounded up the top predictions for the most popular baby girl names of 2019.

The Office for National Statistics recently released their report revealing the top 100 names from 2017.

Olivia and Oliver held their place at the top, a position they have held since 2016 and 2013 respectively.

Poppy replaced Jessica in the top 10 for girls and Aurora, Orla, Edith, Bonnie, Lyla and Hallie replaced Lexi, Zoe, Maddison, Sarah, Felicity and Lydia in the top 100.

Sarah, which was the most popular name for baby girls throughout much of the 1970s and 1980s, dropped out of the top 100 for the first time since records began in 1904.

With 63,000 unique baby names registered in 2017 and certain names now being shunned by parents, the list is always changing.

Looking ahead to 2019, it looks like the trend for girls names ending in 'a' isn't slowing down.

Take a look at our predictions for the most adorable baby girl names for 2019:

Popular baby girl names 2019:

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Adeline is a pretty French name which means noble or nobility.
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This beautiful and unique baby name simply means joyful.
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Names with a double 'l' are often popular as they sound beautifully feminine and roll off the tongue. The name Amaryllis is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "to sparkle". If you love both unique baby names and flower names, Amaryllis might be a perfect choice for you. In the same botanical family as Lily, Amaryllis was also used in Greek poetry as the name of pure pastoral beauties.
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The name Andromeda is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "advising like a man". It is a unique, myhological name and Andromeda was the beautiful daughter of Cassiopeia who became a star.
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The name Aoife is of Irish Gaelic origin meaning "beautiful, radiant". Several different heroines in Irish legends had this name and in one story, she was the world's fiercest woman warrior.
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Yes, another name ending in 'a'. Aria was originally a Hebrew name meaning air. There is a saint named Aria and in Italian it means song or melody.
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This gender neutral name is name of French and English origin meaning "elf ruler". The name was popular in England in the Middle Ages, then fell from favour,
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The name Aurora is of Latin origin meaning dawn. Aurora, the poetic name of the Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears turned into the morning dew, this name will make any girl feel like a princess. Aurora is also associated with the scientific term for the Northern Lights.
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The name Bonnie is of Scottish origin meaning beautiful or cheerful. Bonnie is a word the Scots really do use for pretty, thus the root of this name, from the French bonne. 
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The name Carys is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning love. Continuing on the loving theme, it also sounds quite like caress.
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The name Clara is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning bright and clear. It is rising the naming ranks and is up 153 places since 2007.
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Another floral name, Dahlia is of Scandinavian origin. In the Victorian language of flowers, Dahlia denotes elegance and dignity. 
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The name Dottie is a girl's name of English origin meaning "gift of God". Dottie and Dot are often shortenings of Dorothy and it was most popular in the 1890's.
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The name Evangeline is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "bearer of good news". Evangeline is a romantic old name enjoying a major comeback, thanks to its religious overtones,
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The name Hallie is of Norse origin meaning "dweller at the meadow by the manor". It is just inside the top 100 names at 98 having climbed 349 places since 2007.
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One of the most upward trending names of 2017, Harper must be influenced by the fabulous Beckham's. It can be used for both boys and girls and literally means "harp player". It has climbed from obscurity to 34th in the top 100, having climbed a whopping 1539 places since 2007!
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The name Luna is of Italian origin and simply means moon. This shimmery moonstruck name has grown in popularity and is undoubtedly influenced by the whacky Harry Potter character Luna Lovegood.
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The name Lyla is of Arabic origin and means night. It is the 96th most popular baby girls name and has climbed 132 places since 2007.
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The name Margot is of French origin and means pearl. It is a French pet form of Marguerite which means daisy and it is likely influenced by the popular Australian actress, Margot Robbie.
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While the traditionally spelling Megan is in decline and clings on to the top 100 by only one place, this spelling has surged in popularity since the ascendance of the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
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Mera is an incredinly unique and unusual name with an unclear meaning. It is likely to have originated in Arabic and could mean princess, treetop, proverb, or sheaf of corn.
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The name Mila is of Slavic origin. It is a diminutive of other names beginning or ending with Mila which means gracious or dear and in Hebrew means it means word. This name was perhaps popularised by the American actress Mila Kunis.
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This gender netural name is of Latin origin meaning new. Not only does Nova have the feel of newness from its meaning but also great energy as it is an astromical term for a star that suddenly increases in brightness then fades out. 
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The name Nyla is of Arabic origin meaning winner or successful. Nyla was also the name of an ancient Egyptian princess.
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The name Orla is of Irish origin meaning golden princess. Orla is closely associated with the high king Brian Boru, as it was the name of his sister, daughter and niece. It was very popular in the Middle Ages and has now climbed 163 places since 2007 to the 88th most popular girls name.
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The name Sabine is a girl's name of French, German and Italian origin. The Sabines were an ancient tribe living in central Italy when Romulus and Remus founded the city of Rome. 
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The name Seraphina is of Hebrew origin meaning ardent or fiery. The highest-ranking angels, the six-winged seraphim, inspired the lovely name Seraphina.
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The gender neutral name Sydney is of French origin meaning "Saint Denis". Alternatively, the name may have arisen independently in England and is derived from the Old English elements 'sīd' meaning extensive or wide and 'ieg' meaning island in a river or riverside meadow. 
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The name Winnie is of English origin meaning holy peacemaking, gentle friend. This is a pet form of Winifred and Edwina and has lots of vintage charm.
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Wren is a gender neutral name of English origin. Wren, a lilting songbird name, could be the next Robin. This small bird was regarded in Ireland as the "magician of the birds".

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Catriona originally joined the team as an Editorial Assistant to work on the 2019 M&B Awards. As a Digital Writer, she has written and updated hundreds of articles on the site from medical explainers to celebs news and shopping galleries.

Catch her running along the Thames or eating her way around London's restaurants.


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