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Most popular babies’ names in 2017

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the most popular names last year were:

For Boys (28,222 different names)

  1. Oliver – for the fifth year running
  2. Harry – for second year in a row
  3. George – for second year in a row
  4. Noah
  5. Jack
  6. Jacob
  7. Leo – new entry in the top ten
  8. Oscar
  9. Charlie
  10. Muhammed – top name in London, West Midlands and Yorkshire

Least popular boys’ names were Ajax, Reese, and Ripley (only 3 of each)

For Girls (35,475 different names)

  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia
  3. Isla
  4. Ava
  5. Emily
  6. Isabella
  7. Mia
  8. Poppy – has replaced Jessica in top 10
  9. Ella
  10. Lily

Other new girls’ names in the top 100 include Aurora, Orla, Edith, Bonnie, Lyla, and Hallie.

Least popular girls’ names include October, Success and Zamora.

And Sarah has dropped out of the top 100 for the first time in over a hundred years!

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Top names for children in 2015

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Child_YawningIt seems 20% of parents regret the name they have given their child. According to Mumsnet because it’s too common.

Not sure whether as in too many other kids with same name or just not posh enough.

Anyway the Office of National statistics has revealed its latest list of the most popular names. Bear in mind that it treats variations in spelling as a different name otherwise Mohammed and its variations would be the top boys’ name.

So the most popular boys’ name for the third year running is Oliver. Noah has surged into the top 10, presumably because of various actors and fictional characters rather than a biblical influence as its been the most popular name in America for the last 3 years.

Names like Mason and Logan are in the top 50 while Teddy, Jason, and Roman are the highest climbers.

P1000490There is a bit of a comeback trend…

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