Exposure to the names of popular celebrities and their children, or from television and film, may increase their popularity. Historical rankings of baby names for 1904 to 1994 (top 100 rankings at 10-year intervals) were provided by the General Register Office. The name Arthur has not been in the top 10 names in England and Wales since 1924. What’s your naming style? Of these live births, there were 62,729 different names registered in 2018. By clicking the button, you agree to our policies and to get emails from us. Oliver has been the most popular name for boys for the past six years and it is the third year running that Olivia has been the most popular name for girls. The baby names comparison tool has been developed by Anna Powell-Smith (a web developer external to ONS) using our data. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Shortened names for boys such as Archie, Alfie and Freddie were all in the top 10 for mothers aged under 25 years but were less popular among mothers aged over 35 years. Arthur was the only new entry into the top 10 names for boys in 2018, replacing Jacob, while Sophia and Grace replaced Poppy and Lily in the top 10 names for girls. Top 10 baby names for girls, by age of mother in years, England and Wales, 2018. These are the UK's most popular baby names of 2018, Millennial parents 'picking baby names based on available web domains', You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Whereas the full spellings, such as Alfred and Frederick were more popular with older mothers. However, there were 39 other names for girls ranked first in different local authorities and not all the highest ranked names in each local authority featured in the top 10 names for girls in England and Wales (24.5% of local authorities). None of the 2018 top 10 names for boys featured in the top 10 between 1944 and 1984. More detailed data for 2018 baby names by country, region and month for England and Wales are available alongside data for 1996 to 2017. However, new parents may associate names which were popular in the 40s and 50s with their own parents or grandparents, and therefore be less inclined to choose them. Mothers aged 35 years and over tended to prefer more “traditional” names, compared with mothers aged under 25 years who were more likely to choose more “non-traditional”, shortened or hyphenated names. Baby name websites and those who manufacture and sell named items such as souvenir mugs also make use of the data.
BabyCenter also revealed a number of growing trends for baby names including zen-inspired monikers like Peace (up 66 per cent from last year), Harmony (up 15 per cent), and Hope (up 10 per cent). Food-themed names are on the up too with names like Kale, Maple, Celementine and Rosemary all proving more popular than ever before. Oliver was the most popular name for boys in England and Wales as a whole but was not in the North West, Yorkshire and The Humber, West Midlands and London (where Muhammad was the most popular name for boys), or in the North East (where Harry was the most popular name for boys). This is the first time Sophia has ever been in the top 10 in England and Wales while Grace was the most popular name for girls in 2006. Top 10 baby names for boys, by age of mother in years, England and Wales, 2018. Choices of baby names vary by age of mother. Other popular names for girls which made it into the top 25 include more unusual options like Riley, Mila, Harper, Adalyn and Nora. For example, Amelia - Lily would now be processed as Amelia-Lily instead of Amelia. Check out the. Cute African American little girl walks in the park on a sunny day. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) took responsibility for producing baby name statistics in 2009 and does not have the data to compile figures prior to 1996. For girls, Olivia was the most popular name in England and Wales in 2018 and this pattern was replicated across all the English regions and in Wales. This represents all the historical data available; we are unable to provide counts for years prior to 1996. While still ranking outside the top 100 (255), the name Cillian has also been gradually increasing in popularity, rising 295 places in the last five years. What’s your naming style? The primary users of the data are parents and soon-to-be parents, register offices who display the data and the media. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Baby names can be inspired by modern culture.
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