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The top 50 baby boys’ and girls’ names...

The top 50 baby boys’ and girls’ names in the UK

top baby names in the UK - boys and girls

A couple of names continue their reign at the top, while others drop out to make room for new favourites

Words Holly Kirkwood 

These are the latest top baby names in the UK

Trying to decide what to call your baby? Do you know what you’re having or is it a surprise, and you’re making two lists.

Well here are the top most recent baby names in the UK. They are updated every year in August or early September by the Office for National Statistics, which follows trends year-by-year in baby names.  The last data we have is for 2015; the next drop of popular baby names for 2016 will be this August, so there is a bit of a lag.

As it turns out, Amelia and Oliver are still the most popular first names in England and Wales – in fact Amelia has been in the top spot since 2011 while Oliver has been in the top spot since 2013.

However, there was some change in the top ten: Ella and Mia replaced Lily and Sophie, while Noah replaced James in the top 10 boys’ names.

Four new entries were Jaxon, Roman, Reggie and Carter, which replaced Owen, Robert, Joey and Finlay. Within the boys’ top 100, Jaxon showed the largest rise, up 35 places to number 80. Kian, down 44 places to number 98, showed the largest fall.

There were 6 new entries in the top 100 most popular girls’ names: Penelope, Mila, Clara, Arabella, Maddison and Aria. These replaced Lydia, Faith, Mollie, Brooke, Isabel and Amy.

Within the girls’ top 100, Aria showed the largest rise, gaining 70 places to number 100. Katie, down 22 places to number 99, showed the largest fall.

Top 50 UK Baby girls names

1. AMELIA

2. OLIVIA

3. EMILY

4. ISLA

5. AVA

6. ELLA

7. JESSICA

8. ISABELLA

9. MIA

10. POPPY

11. SOPHIE

12. SOPHIA

13. LILY

14. GRACE

15. EVIE

16. SCARLETT

17. RUBY

18. CHLOE

19. ISABELLE

20. DAISY

21. FREYA

22. PHOEBE

23. FLORENCE

24. ALICE

25. CHARLOTTE

26. SIENNA

27. MATILDA

28. EVELYN

29. EVA

30. MILLIE

31. SOFIA

32. LUCY

33. ELSIE

34. IMOGEN

35. LAYLA

36. ROSIE

37. MAYA

38. ESME

39. ELIZABETH

40. LOLA

41. WILLOW

42. IVY

43. ERIN

44. HOLLY

45. EMILIA

46. MOLLY

47. ELLIE

48. JASMINE

49. ELIZA

50. LILLY

Top 50 UK boys’ names

1. OLIVER

2. JACK

3. HARRY

4. GEORGE

5. JACOB

6. CHARLIE

7. NOAH

8. WILLIAM

9. THOMAS

10. OSCAR

11. JAMES

12. MUHAMMAD

13. HENRY

14. ALFIE

15. LEO

16. JOSHUA

17. FREDDIE

18. ETHAN

19. ARCHIE

20. ISAAC

21. JOSEPH

22. ALEXANDER

23. SAMUEL

24. DANIEL

25. LOGAN

26. EDWARD

27. LUCAS

28. MAX

29. MOHAMMED

30. BENJAMIN

31. MASON

32. HARRISON

33. THEO

34. JAKE

35. SEBASTIAN

36. FINLEY

37. ARTHUR

38. ADAM

39. DYLAN

40. RILEY

41. ZACHARY

42. TEDDY

43. DAVID

44. TOBY

45. THEODORE

46. ELIJAH

47. MATTHEW

48. JENSON

49. JAYDEN

50. HARVEY

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