Baby girl names starting with A

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A is for awesome and it's also the hottest letter when it comes to baby names.

More parents than ever are looking for that perfect baby name that starts with A - whether it's a psychological thing about being first, or just an attraction to its symmetry, A names are increasingly the top of every new parent's baby name list.

Sixteen per cent of the top 100 baby names for girls begin with A, and A names come up as the number one search for baby names for girls at Google.

We've scoured different categories for the very best A names for baby girls, to make the search easier for you.

Of course the categories are somewhat subjective because different people will have different associations. 

Some will think of Ava Gardner and others Ava Phillippe, so try to see each style as fairly fluid. Some even traverse boundaries to fit into several categories.

Traditional

Ada

Adelaide

Alexandra

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Alison

Amelia

Anna

Albertine

Alice

Annabelle

Arabella

Audrey

Modern-sounding

Abigail

Adelita

Aerin

​Alanna

​Alaska

Alexia

Amaya

​Arden

Aria

Ariana

Arizona

Asha

​Ashby

Ashlyn

Atlanta

Ava

Avalon

Aviana

​Avery

Aviva

​Ayla

Hipster

Agatha

Agnes

Alma

Ambrosia

Anaïs

​Anouk

​Annora

​Astrid

Auden

Ancient

Amaryllis

Andromeda

Antigone

​Antonia

​Ariadne

Artemis

Athena

Augusta

Aurelia

Nature

Acacia

Amber

Amethyst

Aster

Aurora

Autumn

Azalea

Azure

Familiar but underused

Adela

Adriana

​Adrienne

Alexis

​Allegra​

​Anastasia

​Anika

​Araminta

Arcadia

Nickname names

Abbie

Addie

​Ali

Annie​