When picking a name for your baby, you'll probably be drawn to those you've heard before - perhaps old school friends you knew, names from films or book characters. So it's no wonder that certain names crop up more often than others. But what are the most popular girls names?
If you go back in history there's a real range of names that crop up, some that may have become more old-fashioned, but also plenty that we're still using today. The list below looks back over the last 500 years, for the top UK girls names that crop up time and time again.
25 most popular girls names in history
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