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Oliver and Olivia remain most popular baby names

Oliver and Olivia remain most popular baby names

Published at 3:18pm 29th August 2019.

Oliver has remained the most popular name for boys in England and Wales for the sixth year in a row.

Official figures show Olivia topped the girls' list for 2018, for the third year running. 

Arthur, Poppy and Lily all entered the top 10. 

Meanwhile, it's thought characters in the TV drama Peaky Blinders might be behind a surge in popularity of two babies' names last year.

Arthur is in the top 10 for boys in England and Wales for the first time since the 1920s - and Ada's made the girls' top 100.

The number of newborns named Alexa more than halved in a year - possibly because of the smart speaker of the same name.

Oliver and Olivia remain the most popular.

The top 10 most popular names for baby boys:

1 Oliver 5,390 (0)

2 George 4,960 (up 1)

3 Harry 4,512 (down 1)

4 Noah 4,107 (0)

5 Jack 3,988 (0)

6 Leo 3,721 (up 1)

7 Arthur 3,644 (up 12)

8 Muhammad 3,507 (up 2)

9 Oscar 3,459 (down 1)

10 Charlie 3,365 (down 1)

The number next to each name is the total live births registered during the calendar year.

The number in brackets is the change in ranking since 2017.

Check the most popular baby boy's name for your area here:

The top 10 most popular names for baby girls:

1 Olivia 4,598 (0)

2 Amelia 3,941 (0)

3 Ava 3,110 (up 1)

4 Isla 3,046 (down 1)

5 Emily 2,676 (0)

6 Mia 2,490 (up 1)

7 Isabella 2,369 (down 1)

8 Sophia 2,344 (up 3)

9 Ella 2,326 (0)

10 Grace 2,301 (up 3)

Check the most popular baby girl's name for your area here:

 

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