Sweet Girl Names Ranked Beyond the Top 1000

Every year on Mother’s Day Weekend the Social Security Administration releases the top 1000 most popular baby names from the year before. To me, that weekend may as well be my birthday Christmas, and my super bowl all wrapped up in one.

My greatest wish, though, was that they would make the data beyond the top 1000 more accessible. They do allow you to download a .txt file containing every single name used at least 5 times the year before, but this is a doozy of a file.

I encourage any and every name nerd to download it, love it, and appreciate it, but if you’re more casual and just curious about the baby names ranked juuuuuuust beyond the top 1000, here are the girls names ranked 1001-1250. For fun, I highlighted my favorites!

Girl Names Ranked Beyond the Top 1000

  • Jazlynn
  • Kynlee
  • Raquel
  • Tallulah
  • Jaycee
  • Kaisley
  • Maylee
  • Nataly
  • Leylani
  • Lilia
  • Esperanza
  • Haylee
  • Ruthie
  • Clare
  • Kailey
  • Etta
  • Paisleigh
  • Essence
  • Tori
  • Dana
  • Ellen
  • Kaya
  • Eleanora
  • Memphis
  • Crystal
  • Libby
  • Tilly
  • Xena
  • Zola
  • Austyn
  • Emani
  • Landry
  • Layan
  • Reya
  • Aura
  • Ayra
  • Indy
  • Kimora
  • Viola
  • Loyalty
  • Nathalie
  • Seraphina
  • Shea
  • Whitney
  • Ayah
  • Clarissa
  • Jaylee
  • Kiera
  • Lyanna
  • Giavanna
  • Soraya
  • Ailany
  • Cordelia
  • Guadalupe
  • Jaylin
  • Mattie
  • Mazikeen
  • Arden
  • Dania
  • Ellison
  • Giulia
  • Rubi
  • Celina
  • Mazie
  • Renee
  • Tara
  • Amyra
  • Lizbeth
  • Maelynn
  • Amethyst
  • Aniya
  • Elouise
  • Violette
  • Arisbeth
  • Ayana
  • Corinne
  • Darcy
  • Everley
  • Nairobi
  • Addyson
  • Emmaline
  • Ivana
  • Jillian
  • Miah
  • Sandra
  • Spencer
  • Micaela
  • Aminah
  • Ansley
  • Ann
  • Kathleen
  • Majesty
  • Winifred
  • Addisyn
  • Agnes
  • Colbie
  • Harleigh
  • Solana
  • Aleia
  • Claudia
  • Melani
  • Desiree
  • Frida
  • Ida
  • Ingrid
  • Malka
  • Yuna
  • Hailee
  • Zyla
  • Adela
  • Alisha
  • Beverly
  • Patricia
  • Aiyana
  • Jaelynn
  • Yusra
  • Aliah
  • Andie
  • Jewel
  • Khadija
  • Braylee
  • Kollyns
  • Meghan
  • Harriet
  • Raylee
  • Rhiannon
  • Christine
  • Devyn
  • Elani
  • Yaritza
  • Avyanna
  • Keziah
  • Marcella
  • Riya
  • Aarya
  • Avani
  • Jana
  • Kailany
  • Kalia
  • Kodi
  • Gianni
  • Miller
  • Taliyah
  • Vayda
  • Abril
  • Arizbeth
  • Elowen
  • Marian
  • Micah
  • Quincy
  • Sia
  • Dalilah
  • Evelina
  • Jhene
  • Korra
  • Sonia
  • Aislinn
  • Maliah
  • Betty
  • Ariadne
  • Kamora
  • Paityn
  • Arely
  • Janessa
  • Kaylie
  • Lettie
  • Lillianna
  • Perla
  • Rae
  • Ripley
  • Susan
  • Cara
  • Dixie
  • Karlee
  • Brynley
  • Dina
  • Elayna
  • Amia
  • Kyleigh
  • True
  • Emberlyn
  • Emi
  • Kacey
  • Leena
  • Ryder
  • Ayanna
  • Aylani
  • Jaelyn
  • Jovi
  • Jubilee
  • Kinsleigh
  • Novaleigh
  • Patience
  • Aarna
  • Adrienne
  • Alyson
  • Amal
  • Amiah
  • Ariadna
  • Heavenly
  • Wrenleigh
  • Darla
  • Ellery
  • Farrah
  • Honey
  • Kingsley
  • Sharon
  • Zahara
  • Addie
  • Annabella
  • Evalyn
  • Honesty
  • Mirha
  • Valencia
  • Zoie
  • Blessing
  • Jayde
  • Jaylene
  • Lianna
  • Aleyna
  • Gaia
  • Karen
  • Mariella
  • Mollie
  • Zarah
  • Alba
  • Annalee
  • Campbell
  • Ira
  • Amiya
  • Beatrix
  • Carsyn
  • Leilah
  • Madalynn
  • Nathaly
  • Aida
  • Angeline
  • Antonia
  • Dalary
  • Kiyomi
  • Liz
  • Robyn
  • Rylynn
  • Carolyn
  • Ciara
  • Kaylin
  • Margaux
  • Mercedes
  • Salome
  • Wendy

Thoughts on rare names

As a name consultant, one of the things I have clients looking for over and over again are names that only their children will have. When I’m trying to find these one-of-a-kind names, I tend to follow a few different rules to ensure I am offering suggestions my clients will be happy with:

  • No misspellings or alternate spellings of more popular names. I see this all of the time – someone loves a popular name but wants to make it different so they tweak the spelling. In your kids’ day-to-day life, though, phonetically their name is identical to that popular name you were avoiding so any confusion over being one of three Eleanors isn’t eliminated just by spelling it Elleanor. In that case I might recommend names like Leonor, Elowen, or Lenore.
  • Names forgotten by time. So many great names fell out of popularity because they were more or less forgotten. Names are often passed down through generations. In more recent years, honor names have become more and more rare, so more names are being left in the past. Looking through popular names from 50+ years ago is a great place to find inspiration.
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