Most popular baby names for girls of the last decade in Rhode Island

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November 23, 2021
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Most popular baby names for girls of the last decade in Rhode Island

American culture is dynamic and ever-evolving, traceable by changes and trends in popular culture from fashion to music. But another way of observing changes in society is by analyzing the names parents give to their children. Of course, people pick names for different reasons—but the most important factors include religion, popular culture, and more simply, the names other people are giving their children.

Even though there have been so many women in history who have achieved amazing things, it seems that little girls’ names are mostly popularized by the stars of the entertainment industry: a child actress who was a beacon of hope during the Great Depression; the name that a famous singer named his own daughter; the title of a popular song; and the name that fictional characters gave their baby in a sitcom.

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for girls of the last decade in Rhode Island using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by number of babies from 2010 to 2019.

See if you can guess the reasons behind the popularity—some are obvious, but others may surprise you.

 

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#50. Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a name derived from Dutch word Breukelen, meaning "broken land".

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 143
- Number of babies in 2019: 13 (#62 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: +160.0%
- Highest rank since 2010: #24 in 2016

National
- Rank: #29
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 60,169

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#49. Zoey

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 145
- Number of babies in 2019: 21 (#30 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: +110.0%
- Highest rank since 2010: #30 in 2019

National
- Rank: #26
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 64,766

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#48. Madeline

Madeline is a name of English origin meaning "high tower".

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 151
- Number of babies in 2019: 14 (#55 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -17.6%
- Highest rank since 2010: #28 in 2011

National
- Rank: #85
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 32,293

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#47. Mila

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 156
- Number of babies in 2019: 24 (#23 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: data not available
- Highest rank since 2010: #17 in 2018

National
- Rank: #51
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 43,930

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#46. Madelyn

Madelyn is a name of English origin meaning "woman from Magdala".

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 157
- Number of babies in 2019: 16 (#47 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: +60.0%
- Highest rank since 2010: #36 in 2016

National
- Rank: #63
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 39,099

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#45. Penelope

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 159
- Number of babies in 2019: 22 (#27 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: +340.0%
- Highest rank since 2010: #21 in 2017

National
- Rank: #44
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 47,478

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#44. Hailey

Hailey is a name of English origin meaning "hay's meadow".

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 160
- Number of babies in 2019: 11 (#81 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -52.2%
- Highest rank since 2010: #19 in 2011

National
- Rank: #43
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 47,649

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#43. Savannah

Savannah is a name of Native American origin meaning "open plain".

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 163
- Number of babies in 2019: 10 (#93 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -37.5%
- Highest rank since 2010: #18 in 2016

National
- Rank: #37
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 51,704

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#42. Lillian

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 175
- Number of babies in 2019: 14 (#55 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -26.3%
- Highest rank since 2010: #22 in 2011

National
- Rank: #25
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 64,824

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#41. Aaliyah

Aaliyah is an Arabic name meaning "high" and "exalted".

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 175
- Number of babies in 2019: 16 (#47 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: +14.3%
- Highest rank since 2010: #21 in 2014

National
- Rank: #45
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 46,547

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#40. Juliana

Juliana is a name of Latin origin meaning "youthful".

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 176
- Number of babies in 2019: 11 (#81 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -50.0%
- Highest rank since 2010: #22 in 2012

National
- Rank: #131
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 19,785

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#39. Leah

Leah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "weary".

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 176
- Number of babies in 2019: 14 (#55 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -33.3%
- Highest rank since 2010: #19 in 2011

National
- Rank: #35
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 55,865

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#38. Zoe

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 177
- Number of babies in 2019: 16 (#47 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -33.3%
- Highest rank since 2010: #26 in 2010

National
- Rank: #31
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 57,969

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#37. Camila

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 178
- Number of babies in 2019: 29 (#12 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: +81.2%
- Highest rank since 2010: #12 in 2019

National
- Rank: #32
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 57,693

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#36. Mackenzie

Mackenzie is a name of Scottish origin meaning "son of the bright one".

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 179
- Number of babies in 2019: 17 (#41 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -10.5%
- Highest rank since 2010: #14 in 2013

National
- Rank: #74
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 35,176

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#35. Addison

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 183
- Number of babies in 2019: 9 (#105 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -62.5%
- Highest rank since 2010: #15 in 2013

National
- Rank: #20
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 70,901

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#34. Harper

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 183
- Number of babies in 2019: 29 (#12 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: +383.3%
- Highest rank since 2010: #12 in 2019

National
- Rank: #16
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 85,047

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#33. Samantha

Samantha is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "told by God".

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 185
- Number of babies in 2019: 12 (#71 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -63.6%
- Highest rank since 2010: #15 in 2010

National
- Rank: #33
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 56,808

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#32. Gianna

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 191
- Number of babies in 2019: 11 (#81 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -54.2%
- Highest rank since 2010: #18 in 2011

National
- Rank: #76
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 34,445

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#31. Layla

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 195
- Number of babies in 2019: 22 (#27 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: +46.7%
- Highest rank since 2010: #20 in 2018

National
- Rank: #28
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 63,037

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#30. Natalie

Natalie is a name of French origin meaning "birthday of the Lord".

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 199
- Number of babies in 2019: 21 (#30 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -4.5%
- Highest rank since 2010: #24 in 2011

National
- Rank: #23
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 68,009

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#29. Scarlett

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 200
- Number of babies in 2019: 27 (#15 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: +285.7%
- Highest rank since 2010: #15 in 2019

National
- Rank: #30
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 58,161

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#28. Aubrey

Aubrey is a Norman French variation of the German name "Alberic", meaning "elf ruler".

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 201
- Number of babies in 2019: 13 (#62 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -13.3%
- Highest rank since 2010: #19 in 2013

National
- Rank: #24
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 65,791

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#27. Hannah

Hannah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "grace".

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 202
- Number of babies in 2019: 21 (#30 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: +16.7%
- Highest rank since 2010: #20 in 2013

National
- Rank: #27
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 64,317

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#26. Nora

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 206
- Number of babies in 2019: 27 (#15 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: +145.5%
- Highest rank since 2010: #12 in 2015

National
- Rank: #50
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 44,001

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#25. Violet

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 210
- Number of babies in 2019: 31 (#11 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: +287.5%
- Highest rank since 2010: #11 in 2019

National
- Rank: #55
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 41,473

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#24. Evelyn

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 212
- Number of babies in 2019: 26 (#18 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: +271.4%
- Highest rank since 2010: #14 in 2016

National
- Rank: #13
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 86,845

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#23. Julia

Julia is a name of Latin origin meaning "youthful".

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 218
- Number of babies in 2019: 13 (#62 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -65.8%
- Highest rank since 2010: #11 in 2010

National
- Rank: #72
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 35,821

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#22. Riley

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 219
- Number of babies in 2019: 22 (#27 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: +100.0%
- Highest rank since 2010: #17 in 2016

National
- Rank: #34
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 56,039

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#21. Victoria

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 247
- Number of babies in 2019: 20 (#33 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -16.7%
- Highest rank since 2010: #15 in 2011

National
- Rank: #21
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 70,815

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#20. Chloe

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 247
- Number of babies in 2019: 15 (#52 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -48.3%
- Highest rank since 2010: #14 in 2015

National
- Rank: #15
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 85,107

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#19. Lily

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 259
- Number of babies in 2019: 15 (#52 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -51.6%
- Highest rank since 2010: #8 in 2012

National
- Rank: #22
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 68,153

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#18. Sofia

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 261
- Number of babies in 2019: 27 (#15 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -12.9%
- Highest rank since 2010: #11 in 2013

National
- Rank: #18
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 82,222

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#17. Aria

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 265
- Number of babies in 2019: 26 (#18 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: +333.3%
- Highest rank since 2010: #9 in 2017

National
- Rank: #36
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 52,115

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#16. Elizabeth

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 272
- Number of babies in 2019: 26 (#18 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -31.6%
- Highest rank since 2010: #9 in 2012

National
- Rank: #11
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 93,787

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#15. Gabriella

Gabriella is a name of Italian origin meaning "God is my strength".

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 287
- Number of babies in 2019: 16 (#47 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -61.0%
- Highest rank since 2010: #9 in 2010

National
- Rank: #41
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 47,971

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#14. Madison

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 299
- Number of babies in 2019: 34 (#9 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -5.6%
- Highest rank since 2010: #9 in 2019

National
- Rank: #10
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 98,258

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#13. Ella

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 351
- Number of babies in 2019: 25 (#21 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -46.8%
- Highest rank since 2010: #8 in 2010

National
- Rank: #14
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 85,760

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#12. Avery

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 355
- Number of babies in 2019: 25 (#21 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -10.7%
- Highest rank since 2010: #8 in 2014

National
- Rank: #17
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 82,792

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#11. Grace

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 363
- Number of babies in 2019: 39 (#8 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: 0.0%
- Highest rank since 2010: #8 in 2019

National
- Rank: #19
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 72,867

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#10. Emily

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 372
- Number of babies in 2019: 18 (#38 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -62.5%
- Highest rank since 2010: #6 in 2011

National
- Rank: #8
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 117,450

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#9. Amelia

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 377
- Number of babies in 2019: 48 (#5 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: +100.0%
- Highest rank since 2010: #1 in 2018

National
- Rank: #12
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 93,620

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#8. Abigail

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 400
- Number of babies in 2019: 33 (#10 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -43.1%
- Highest rank since 2010: #6 in 2010

National
- Rank: #7
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 118,475

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#7. Mia

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 462
- Number of babies in 2019: 26 (#18 (tie) most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -23.5%
- Highest rank since 2010: #5 in 2013

National
- Rank: #6
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 128,824

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#6. Charlotte

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 475
- Number of babies in 2019: 61 (#1 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: +221.1%
- Highest rank since 2010: #1 in 2019

National
- Rank: #9
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 102,262

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#5. Ava

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 590
- Number of babies in 2019: 51 (#4 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -32.9%
- Highest rank since 2010: #2 in 2014

National
- Rank: #5
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 155,546

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#4. Emma

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 655
- Number of babies in 2019: 45 (#7 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -26.2%
- Highest rank since 2010: #2 in 2017

National
- Rank: #1
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 194,667

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#3. Isabella

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 664
- Number of babies in 2019: 46 (#6 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -50.5%
- Highest rank since 2010: #1 in 2010

National
- Rank: #4
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 170,185

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#2. Olivia

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 726
- Number of babies in 2019: 57 (#2 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -25.0%
- Highest rank since 2010: #1 in 2016

National
- Rank: #2
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 184,192

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#1. Sophia

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

Rhode Island
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 730
- Number of babies in 2019: 53 (#3 most common)
- Change from 2010 to 2019: -41.8%
- Highest rank since 2010: #1 in 2013

National
- Rank: #3
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 180,832

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