The Office for National Statistics has just announced the most popular first names for baby boys and girls in 2017 using birth registration data. Here are the Top Baby Names in England & Wales for 2017:
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Movers and Shakers in Top Baby Names in England & Wales for 2017
Interestingly, Oliver remained the most popular first name given to baby boys in England and Wales in 2017, a position held since 2013.
Olivia remained the most popular first name given to baby girls in 2017, a position held since 2016.
Leo replaced Thomas in the top 10 for boys, whilst there were two new entries into the top 100 most popular boys’ names in 2017 for England and Wales: Hunter and Ralph, which replaced Aaron and Jasper from the top 100 in 2016. This is the first time Hunter has been in the top 100 boys’ names, Ralph last appeared in the top 100 in 1944.
Poppy replaced Jessica in the top 10 for girls, whilst Aurora, Orla, Edith, Bonnie, Lyla and Hallie replaced Lexi, Zoe, Maddison, Sarah, Felicity and Lydia in the top 100 in 2017. This is the first appearance in the top 100 girls’ names for all those names except Edith, which was last present in the top 100 in 1934.
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