As soon as a parent-to-be finds out they're expecting a girl; they're sure to start dreaming of the perfect name. Naming a new little girl is a big responsibility, and it can be a difficult choice. Some people prefer to stick with a traditional and classic moniker, while others may be looking for something a little more modern and unusual. Either way, a great way to start thinking about names is to learn about names popular with other new parents.
The most popular baby girl name of the year so far is also a classic. The name Emma started as a shortened form of various German names beginning with 'ermen.' It means 'whole' or 'universal.' Modern-day Emmas share their name with an Austrian saint, the wife of King Canute, and the famous novel by Jane Austen. Variations of the name Emma include Emmalyn, Irma, and Emmie.
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