From CNN: After 12 years as the most popular US girls name, ‘Emily’ slipped to number three, outpaced by the surging ‘Emma’ and ‘Isabella': ‘The girls names we see moving up most quickly tend to be quite feminine.
Names starting with a vowel and ending in ‘a.” The most popular 10 names for girl, in order, are: Emma, Isabella, Emily, Madison, Ava, Olivia, Sophia, Abigail, Elizabeth & Chloe. Disney star Miley Cyrus saw her named rise dramatically..
..in popularity, with ‘Miley’ moving up more than 100 spots to number 127. But her alter-ego Hannah Montana slipped somewhat, with ‘Hannah’ falling out of the top 10 and landing at number 17.