Because the US is a multi-ethnic state,the number of used names is huge, the account goes to thousands. However, the true names are much smaller. The fact is that parents in the US are free to give the child almost any name (except offensive ones). And many more in this country problems with spelling. So it turns out that Rachel and Rachael are different female American names. These inaccuracies artificially increase the list.
Top 3 US names for 2013: Mary, Patricia and Linda. The first name is popular due to the Christian roots of American immigrants, there are also derivatives of Maria, Miriam and Meryem. Patricia is a popular name among the Irish, and since there are a lot of Irish immigrants in the States, girls are often called that. The popularity of Lind's name is difficult to judge, perhaps it's all about euphoniousness. It has been in the top for several years now, and the situation is unlikely to change.
People from the former union know the female Americannames primarily on translated literature and Latin American TV series. Therefore, we should not be surprised by names such as Ruth, Barbara, Susan, who are frequent in North and South America. Fairly frequent was the name of Faith - calque from the Russian Faith. Perhaps it was brought and adapted by Greek Orthodox settlers, perhaps the Russians were the first to begin to call their daughters so. But the name entered into a thousand of the most common, so this is not an isolated phenomenon. Russian names, for example, Tanya, oddly enough, are very often in African-American girls.
The names of colors are often used,for example, Daisy (Daisy) means a daisy (this was the name of the heroine of the "Great Gatsby"). Another example is Rose. Like the Russians, Americans like to adapt men's names to women's names: that's what Patricia got (after all, Patrick is the patron of Ireland). Sometimes female American names are taken unchanged from the "database" of men. So there are girls named Francis or Fred. So our singers Slava and Maxim did not discover anything new.
Female American names also includein a large number of German names (Gretchen, Madeleine) and French (Michel, Genevieve, Antoinette). There are among the names and Indian, although it is not easy to meet them among the white population: Donoma (light of the Sun), Hantawyii (faithful), Ayasha (baby). There are also exotic: Sarita, Tavanna. The first, it seems, comes from India, the second is African, so there are beautiful names in America. Women's and men's. And in the States the choice is especially great.
The secrets of the names are still not disclosed. They are always carefully chosen, trying to make them sound euphonious. There are special programs that evaluate the emotional impact of a name. Perhaps future parents should use them. It is necessary to consider in addition how the name will be combined with the patronymic and surname: Shaherezada Stepanovna is simply tasteless. And if you are not in the States, better give the child a Russian name. Female American names do not look harmonious in the Slavic passport. Be careful, you choose fun, and the child then for life "difference." It is better to give the baby a more or less adapted name - for example, Suzanne or Rose.