Most popular baby names for girls in Illinois

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November 22, 2022
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Most popular baby names for girls in Illinois

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for girls in Illinois using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by the number of babies born in Illinois in 2021.

Olivia is currently the most popular girl name in the United States while Emma, Charlotte, Amelia, and Ava round out the top five.

Note: The Social Security Administration collects data on baby names with a binary understanding of sex and gender. Stacker understands that names aren't inherently gendered and will continue to look for opportunities in our coverage to demonstrate that.

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#50. Leilani

Leilani is a name of Hawaiian origin meaning "heavenly flower".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 158

National
- Rank: #67
- Number of babies in 2021: 3,460

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#48. Delilah (tie)

Delilah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "delicate".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 160

National
- Rank: #58
- Number of babies in 2021: 3,735

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#48. Addison (tie)

Addison is an Old English name, meaning "son of Adam".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 160

National
- Rank: #45
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,468

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#47. Zoe

Zoe is a name of Greek origin meaning "life".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 161

National
- Rank: #42
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,687

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#46. Riley

Riley is a name of Irish origin meaning "courageous".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 165

National
- Rank: #37
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,184

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#45. Lucy

Lucy is a name of Latin origin meaning "light".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 166

National
- Rank: #47
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,433

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#44. Elena

Elena is a name of Greek origin meaning "bright".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 171

National
- Rank: #53
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,252

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#43. Stella

Stella is a name of Latin origin meaning "star".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 173

National
- Rank: #41
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,784

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#41. Victoria (tie)

Victoria is a name of Latin origin meaning "victory".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 174

National
- Rank: #43
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,679

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#41. Ellie (tie)

Ellie is a name of Greek origin meaning "shining light".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 174

National
- Rank: #30
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,835

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#40. Willow

Willow is a name of English origin meaning "slender" or "graceful".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 177

National
- Rank: #39
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,143

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#39. Madison

Madison is a name of English origin meaning "son of Matthew".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 182

National
- Rank: #29
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,930

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#38. Lillian

Lillian is a name of Latin origin meaning "lily".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 184

National
- Rank: #51
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,302

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#37. Eliana

Eliana is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "God has answered".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 187

National
- Rank: #48
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,425

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#36. Nova

Nova is a name of Latin origin meaning "new".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 189

National
- Rank: #32
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,516

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#35. Maya

Maya has several possible origins and meanings. It may be a derivation of Maia, an ancient goddess of Greek mythology. Some believe it is of Hebrew origin meaning "water". Maya also means "illusion' in Sanskrit.

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 192

National
- Rank: #55
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,050

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#34. Lily

Lily is a name of English origin, named after the flower.

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 198

National
- Rank: #31
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,584

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#33. Hazel

Hazel is a name of English origin meaning "hazelnut tree".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 201

National
- Rank: #28
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,967

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#32. Zoey

Zoey is a name of Greek origin meaning "life".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 202

National
- Rank: #38
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,179

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#31. Isla

Isla is a name of Scottish origin, that references a river and an island in Scotland.

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 210

National
- Rank: #33
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,514

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#30. Violet

Violet is a name of English origin based on the purple flower of the same name. Violet is ultimately derived from Latin "Viola".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 211

National
- Rank: #35
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,474

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#29. Chloe

Chloe is a name of Greek origin meaning "blooming".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 221

National
- Rank: #24
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,311

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#28. Scarlett

Scarlett is a name of English origin meaning "scarlet" or "red".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 224

National
- Rank: #20
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,594

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#27. Grace

Grace is a name of Latin origin meaning "gracious".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 225

National
- Rank: #34
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,486

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#26. Aria

Aria is a name of Hebrew, and Italian origin meaning "song" or "melody".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 227

National
- Rank: #22
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,348

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#25. Ella

Ella is a name of German origin meaning "fairy maiden".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 228

National
- Rank: #16
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,987

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#24. Penelope

Penelope is a name of Greek origin meaning "weaver".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 232

National
- Rank: #23
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,327

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#23. Emilia

Emilia is a name of Latin origin meaning "to strive".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 234

National
- Rank: #40
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,837

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#22. Luna

Luna is a name of Italian origin meaning "moon".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 237

National
- Rank: #11
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,173

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#21. Abigail

Abigail is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "Joy Of The Father".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 240

National
- Rank: #17
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,938

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#20. Avery

Avery is a name of English origin meaning "ruler of the elves".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 246

National
- Rank: #19
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,770

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#19. Mila

Mila is a name of Slavic origin meaning "dear" or "gracious".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 250

National
- Rank: #26
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,295

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#17. Harper (tie)

Harper is a name of English origin meaning "harp player".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 255

National
- Rank: #10
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,388

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#17. Elizabeth (tie)

Elizabeth is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "god is my oath".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 255

National
- Rank: #14
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,190

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#16. Emily

Emily is a name of Latin origin meaning "to strive".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 259

National
- Rank: #21
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,541

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#15. Layla

Layla is a name of Arabic origin meaning "wine".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 277

National
- Rank: #25
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,303

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#14. Nora

Nora is a derivation of the name Norah, a name of Latin origin meaning "honor".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 280

National
- Rank: #27
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,246

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#13. Eleanor

Eleanor is a name of Greek origin meaning "bright".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 289

National
- Rank: #15
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,059

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#12. Gianna

Gianna is a name of Italian origin meaning "Lord is gracious".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 309

National
- Rank: #13
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,437

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#11. Sofia

Sofia is a derivation of the Greek name Sophia meaning "wisdom".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 324

National
- Rank: #18
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,933

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#10. Camila

Camila is a name of Latin origin meaning "young ceremonial attendant".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 341

National
- Rank: #12
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,005

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#9. Evelyn

Evelyn is a name of English origin meaning "desired".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 351

National
- Rank: #9
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,434

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#8. Mia

Mia is a name of Latin origin meaning "mine".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 399

National
- Rank: #8
- Number of babies in 2021: 11,096

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#7. Isabella

Isabella is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "devoted to God".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 435

National
- Rank: #7
- Number of babies in 2021: 11,201

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#6. Ava

Ava is a name of Latin origin meaning "bird".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 454

National
- Rank: #5
- Number of babies in 2021: 12,759

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#5. Amelia

Amelia is a variation of Amalia, derived from the Germanic word amal meaning "work".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 482

National
- Rank: #4
- Number of babies in 2021: 12,952

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#4. Charlotte

Charlotte is a name of French origin meaning "free man".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 493

National
- Rank: #3
- Number of babies in 2021: 13,285

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#3. Sophia

Sophia is a name of Greek origin meaning "wisdom".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 499

National
- Rank: #6
- Number of babies in 2021: 12,496

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#2. Emma

Emma is a name of German origin meaning "universal".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 551

National
- Rank: #2
- Number of babies in 2021: 15,433

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#1. Olivia

Olivia is a name of Latin origin meaning "olive tree".

Illinois
- Number of babies in 2021: 697

National
- Rank: #1
- Number of babies in 2021: 17,728

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