10 Most Popular Girl's Names


Keeping with the trend of dipping back a few hundred years for inspiration, Abigail comes in at No. 7 on the list of most popular female names in the United States. The interesting thing about Abigail is that it was only marginally popular in the late 1800s before nearly disappearing for more than 50 years. In the 1980s and '90s, parents rediscovered the name with a vengeance. It's originally a Hebrew name, Avigail, meaning "father's joy" or "father rejoice." If your husband rejoices at the news of a daughter, then Abigail might be a great choice for a name.