Searching for the perfect baby name? We take a look at the top ten most popular baby names in the UK For Boys And Girls
When it comes to popular baby names, pop stars and film characters were big influences on parents' choices in 2019, according to the latest data on baby names from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
However, traditional baby name choices were still popular, with no change of the top names and little change in the top ten baby names list overall, especially when it comes to baby names for boys.
The Baby Name List is complied by the ONS using birth registration data from the previous year.
What Were The Most Popular Baby Names Overall in 2019?
- Oliver and Olivia remained the most popular name for boys and girls in England and Wales.
- Freya and Lily replaced Emily and Ella in the top 10 girls’ names, while there were no new entries in the top 10 boys’ names in 2019.
- Alfred, Chester, Hudson, Ibrahim and Oakley entered the 2019 top 100 boys’ names replacing Alex, Dexter, Dominic, Kai, Sonny and Tobias.
- Lara and Mabel replaced Aisha and Francesca in the top 100 girls’ names; Mabel has not been in the top 100 since 1924.
What Influences Can We See On The Latest Baby Name List?
According to David Corps, Vital Statistics Outputs Branch, Office for National Statistics.
‘Oliver and Olivia continued their reign as the top boys’ and girls’ names in 2019, but analysis shows choices in baby names can differ depending on the mother’s age. We found younger mothers opted for more modern girls’ names like Harper, which has seen a rise since the Beckhams named their daughter so in 2011, and shortened boys’ names like Freddie. In contrast, older mothers chose more traditional names such as Jack and Charlotte.
“Popular culture continues to influence the baby names landscape. Following Dua Lipa’s first UK number one single in 2017, the number of girls named Dua has doubled from 63 to 126 in 2019.”
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