Top 20 Sweetest Baby Girl Names of 2021

Trish ~ Labor Nurse Mama
August 26, 2022

Thinking of the RIGHT name for your baby girl is a make-it-or-break-it moment for any mama!

I've got you covered! Here's a list I compiled for the top 20 baby girl names of 2021.

P.S. The names are ranked according to their popularity. Read on to see what each name means and find out which name suits your little one best!

Why I am here and who I am:

Hey mama, I am Trish— AKA Labor Nurse Mama. I am a labor and delivery nurse with over 15 years of high-risk OB experience. I am also a mama to 7 kids and have given birth to 6. This means I am quite familiar with the postpartum period and how to navigate it. I am the online birth class educator for Calm Labor Confident Birth and The VBAC Lab birth classes and the mama expert inside our Calm Mama Society, a pregnancy & postpartum membership community! I am passionate about your birth and motherhood journey! You can find me over on IG teaching over 230k mamas daily. I am passionate about your birth and motherhood journey!

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1. Olivia

The name Olivia is a Latin name meaning “olive” or “olive tree” and symbolizes peace.

2. Emma

An English name with Germanic roots, Emma means “whole” or “universal.” 

3. Charlotte

The name is of French origin, which means “free woman.” Considered a posh name, Charlotte has become a popular name for royalty: queens, princesses, and duchesses as early as the 14th century.

4. Amelia

Amelia is an English name that means “work,” connoting industriousness and fertility. It also signifies a freedom-loving and free-spirited individual.

5. Ava

birdlike, lively

6. Sophia

divine wisdom

7. Isabella

“My God is an oath” or “My God is beautiful”

8. Mia


9. Evelyn

living one

10. Harper

“one who plays the harp”

11. Luna


12. Camila

young religious attendant

13. Gianna

“God is gracious.”

14. Elizabeth

“My God is an oath” or “My God is abundance”

15. Eleanor

light-hearted; shining light

16. Ella


17. Abigail

father's joy

18. Sofia


19. Avery

ruler of elves

20. Scarlett

red which symbolizes courage, passion, force, joy, and heat

Liked our list? Let me know which one caught your eye!

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Just a little Disclaimer: As always, I am just writing my thoughts and what I’ve learned along the way. Although I am in fact a labor and delivery RN, This is not medical advice. You should always seek and follow the advice of your care provider.

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