100 Most Popular Baby Girl Names in California

In this section of the site we have data on the most popular baby names since records began in 1910 to the most recent data in 2021. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 100 most popular baby girl names for the latest year, 2021, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

Rank Name Count
1 Olivia 2,395
2 Emma 2,171
3 Camila 2,065
4 Mia 2,021
5 Sophia 1,808
6 Isabella 1,648
7 Luna 1,458
8 Amelia 1,363
9 Sofia 1,305
10 Gianna 1,289
11 Ava 1,264
12 Charlotte 1,132
13 Emily 1,095
14 Mila 1,061
15 Aria 990
16 Evelyn 962
17 Natalia 949
18 Victoria 938
19 Abigail 913
20 Penelope 902
21 Scarlett 827
22 Chloe 777
23 Layla 777
24 Maya 771
25 Zoe 761
26 Ella 749
27 Elizabeth 721
28 Emilia 713
29 Avery 711
30 Eliana 708
31 Valentina 704
32 Violet 686
33 Ellie 680
34 Elena 676
35 Delilah 675
36 Isla 644
37 Leah 641
38 Zoey 636
39 Aurora 632
40 Leilani 628
41 Madison 624
42 Aaliyah 596
43 Lily 595
44 Harper 588
45 Grace 570
46 Hazel 568
47 Ariana 560
48 Riley 545
49 Genesis 538
50 Samantha 515
51 Ximena 502
52 Natalie 497
53 Allison 496
54 Jade 495
55 Naomi 495
56 Bella 494
57 Audrey 492
58 Eleanor 490
59 Alina 485
60 Stella 485
61 Hailey 480
62 Everly 472
63 Hannah 464
64 Athena 452
65 Melanie 436
66 Ivy 433
67 Nora 432
68 Sophie 425
69 Melody 414
70 Valeria 409
71 Nova 405
72 Liliana 401
73 Eva 395
74 Ayla 383
75 Ruby 383
76 Maria 378
77 Valerie 375
78 Alice 373
79 Lucy 373
80 Alaia 361
81 Catalina 358
82 Arya 349
83 Savannah 341
84 Iris 338
85 Adeline 337
86 Claire 335
87 Aubrey 328
88 Isabel 328
89 Daisy 326
90 Nevaeh 318
91 Brooklyn 318
92 Quinn 318
93 Emery 317
94 Addison 314
95 Andrea 314
96 Kamila 314
97 Willow 313
98 Lucia 312
99 Madelyn 309
100 Amaya 309

Most Popular California Baby Girl Names by Year

We have data on the most popular baby girl names in California for each year since records began in 1910 to the most recent data in 2021.

However, 111 years is a lot of data to display, so in the sections below we'll show you the top 5 most popular baby girl names for each of the last 10 years.

Popular Baby Girl Names in California for 2020

As you can see the most popular baby girl names in California for births recorded in 2020 is Olivia.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby girl names for the year.

Name Count
1 Olivia 2,329
2 Camila 2,175
3 Emma 2,093
4 Mia 2,029
5 Sophia 1,984

Popular Baby Girl Names in California for 2019

As you can see the most popular baby girl names in California for births recorded in 2019 is Olivia.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby girl names for the year.

Name Count
1 Olivia 2,602
2 Emma 2,389
3 Mia 2,359
4 Sophia 2,093
5 Camila 2,063

Popular Baby Girl Names in California for 2018

As you can see the most popular baby girl names in California for births recorded in 2018 is Emma.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby girl names for the year.

Name Count
1 Emma 2,743
2 Mia 2,499
3 Olivia 2,465
4 Isabella 2,200
5 Sophia 2,154

Popular Baby Girl Names in California for 2017

As you can see the most popular baby girl names in California for births recorded in 2017 is Emma.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby girl names for the year.

Name Count
1 Emma 2,740
2 Mia 2,602
3 Olivia 2,489
4 Sophia 2,440
5 Isabella 2,352

Popular Baby Girl Names in California for 2016

As you can see the most popular baby girl names in California for births recorded in 2016 is Mia.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby girl names for the year.

Name Count
1 Mia 2,800
2 Sophia 2,757
3 Emma 2,608
4 Olivia 2,549
5 Isabella 2,363

Popular Baby Girl Names in California for 2015

As you can see the most popular baby girl names in California for births recorded in 2015 is Sophia.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby girl names for the year.

Name Count
1 Sophia 2,956
2 Mia 2,866
3 Emma 2,722
4 Olivia 2,530
5 Isabella 2,408

Popular Baby Girl Names in California for 2014

As you can see the most popular baby girl names in California for births recorded in 2014 is Sophia.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby girl names for the year.

Name Count
1 Sophia 3,182
2 Isabella 2,730
3 Emma 2,687
4 Mia 2,637
5 Olivia 2,426

Popular Baby Girl Names in California for 2013

As you can see the most popular baby girl names in California for births recorded in 2013 is Sophia.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby girl names for the year.

Name Count
1 Sophia 3,468
2 Isabella 2,794
3 Mia 2,604
4 Emma 2,489
5 Emily 2,296

Popular Baby Girl Names in California for 2012

As you can see the most popular baby girl names in California for births recorded in 2012 is Sophia.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby girl names for the year.

Name Count
1 Sophia 3,644
2 Isabella 3,111
3 Emma 2,452
4 Emily 2,440
5 Mia 2,330

Popular Baby Girl Names in California for 2011

As you can see the most popular baby girl names in California for births recorded in 2011 is Sophia.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby girl names for the year.

Name Count
1 Sophia 3,569
2 Isabella 3,063
3 Emily 2,401
4 Mia 2,309
5 Emma 2,118

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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