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popular baby girl name

The first name on the list of baby girl’s names is Emma. It is a German name in origin. Emma means all containing; universal. It is suggested this name might be a derivation of Erma, which means “strong”, but more literally translated as “universal” or “whole”. It is also considered by some to be a diminutive of Emmanuelle. In history, this name has appeared in several literary works, including Jane Austen’s Emma, and French novelist Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. Madam Emma Bovary was the famous protagonist in Flaubert’s work, and Emma Woodhouse was the main character in Emma.
The second most popular baby girl name is Isabella. It means “My god is a vow”, and is Hebraic in origin. There have been many influential Isabella’s throughout history. There is Isabella of Castile, Isabella of France, and Princess Isabella of Denmark, to name a few. In the literary world, Isabella was the names of several characters in Shakespeare’s works, and also in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights.
The third most popular name on the baby girl list is Emily. It is Latin in origin, and means “Rival; emulating”. It is from the Latin derivative of Aemilius, an historic Roman family. It could also come from the Greek Aimulos, meaning “friendly, or tender”. Notable historical Emily’s include Emily Dickenson, Emily Bronte, and Emily Davison, a British women’s suffrage supporter. She is mainly known for throwing herself in front of the king’s horse during the 1913 Derby.
The fourth baby girl name on the most popular list is Madison. Its meaning is “the son of Maud, or Matthew’s son”. It is English in origin, and it is a transferred use of the surname meaning “Maud’s son”. The nickname for Matthew in the Middle Ages was Mad. Since the meaning of Madison is masculine, it is not technically a unisex name. Madison was first introduced as a girl’s name in Splash, starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. Since then, its popularity among baby girls has grown significantly.
The fifth most popular name for baby girls is Ava. It is Afghani in origin, meaning “voice”. It is suspected it is a respelling of Eva. Historically, St. Ava was a nun in the 9th century. Ava Gardner was an American actress from the 1940s.
//有很多新爸爸妈妈要我帮宝贝起英文名字,我在这方面实在没有经验,现转一篇文字供参考。其实在我看来,既然是中国人中国名字就足够了,真是到了国外拼音即可,很奇怪的定律,学生中似乎只有中国人最最热衷给自己起洋名。真要下定决心非得英文的,提醒的是一定要搞清楚名字的起源意义和历史渊源,而不要自以为是的好听电视剧里常用的或按照字面意思逐字理解出来的,否则只会让小朋友开国际玩笑出尽洋相,赫赫。建议到外文书店翻一本人名大全字典(知名出版社),里面先分男女再按字母排序的,那里找会比较安全。
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