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Oliver and Olivia remain at the top of the list when it comes to the most popular baby names in England and Wales, reveals the latest official list from 2018

Oliver and Olivia remain at the top of the list when it comes to the most popular baby names in England and Wales, reveals the latest official list from 2018.

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Royal monks George and Harry were still among the second and third choice for boys, while Amelia, Ava and Isla are the second, third and fourth most popular for girls.

Arthur was the only new entry in the top 10 for boys in 2018, replacing Jacob, while Sophia and Grace replaced Poppy and Lily in the top 10 for girls.

The name Arthur, chosen by Pippa Middleton and James Matthews for their firstborn, is no longer in the top 10 in England and Wales since 1924.

Oliver has been the most popular name for boys for the past six years and it is the third year in a row that Olivia is the most popular name for girls.

Oliver and Olivia remain at the top of the list when it comes to the most popular baby names in England and Wales, reveals the latest official list from 2018

Oliver and Olivia remain at the top of the list when it comes to the most popular baby names in England and Wales, reveals the latest official list from 2018

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British parents are increasingly turning to TV shows for inspiration when it comes to naming their children.

According to the Office for National Statistics survey, more and more babies are named after characters from Downton Abbey, Peaky Blinders or Game Of Thrones.

Ada, Delilah, Ayla, Zoe, Margot and Felicity entered the top 100 for girls in 2018; Ada returned to the top 100 for the first time since 1924, while Delilah, Ayla and Margot first appeared.

Grayson, Jasper, Rowan, Tobias, Sonny and Dominic entered the top 100 for boys in 2018; Grayson, Rowan and Tobias were never in the top 100 before.

Nick Stripe, a US spokesperson, said: “Oliver and Olivia remained the most popular baby names in 2018, although there are the first signs that Oliver's # 6; s six-year government is being threatened as the number one boy.

Ada was in the top 100 for girls in 2018, while Arthur was the only new entry in the top 10 for boys in 2018, which has not ranked as high since 1924. Both names may have been inspired by characters in the BBC TV drama Peaky Blinders - Arthur (photo) and Ada Shelby

Ada was in the top 100 for girls in 2018, while Arthur was the only new entry in the top 10 for boys in 2018, which has not ranked as high since 1924. Both names may have been inspired by characters in the BBC TV drama Peaky Blinders - Arthur (photo) and Ada Shelby

Ada was in the top 100 for girls in 2018, while Arthur was the only new entry in the top 10 for boys in 2018, which has not ranked as high since 1924. Both names may have been inspired by characters in the BBC TV drama Peaky Blinders - Arthur and Ada Shelby (photo)

Ada was in the top 100 for girls in 2018, while Arthur was the only new entry in the top 10 for boys in 2018, which has not ranked as high since 1924. Both names may have been inspired by characters in the BBC TV drama Peaky Blinders - Arthur and Ada Shelby (photo)

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Ada was in the top 100 for girls in 2018, while Arthur was the only new entry in the top 10 for boys in 2018, which has not ranked as high since 1924. Both names may have been inspired by characters in the BBC TV drama Peaky Blinders – Arthur and Ada Shelby, in the photo

& # 39; Arthur first appeared in the names of the top 10 boys since the 1920s, and Ada also jumped in the top 100 of the girls for the first time in a century, both perhaps inspired by characters in BBC TV drama Peaky Blinders. & # 39;

Stipe added: & # 39; The growth in the use of technology assistants in our homes can help explain why the number of baby girls named Alexa is more than halved compared to 2017. Communicating with young children can be in the best difficult enough times. & # 39;

A boost in popularity for Archie – but Meghan does not reach the top 100

Parents still prefer royal baby names for boys, with George overtaking Harry as the second most popular in England and Wales in 2018.

Archie, the name given to the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, crawled to the table from the 18th, with 2,950 babies who received the monicker in 2018 compared to 2803 in 2017.

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Arthur, the name chosen by Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews, has increased enormously in popularity and achieved the top 10 for the first time in 95 years.

Louis – the name of the duke and duchess of Cambridge & # 39; s youngest – has also seen a significant increase from the 82nd (819) to the 69th (941).

Charlie, short for Charles, remains in the top 10 with Henry (the real name of Prince Harry) and William on 13th and 14th respectively.

Kate, Catherine and Meghan were not in the top 100, but Mia – the name given to the daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall – is a favorite in sixth place and Charlotte kept his position in twelfth place.

The British spelling of Megan has seen a strong decline in popularity over the last decade, with a fall of 84 places in the rankings since 2007.

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Elizabeth has consistently been in the top 100 since the start of the records, but dropped from 44 to 47 this year.

Less than half (45 percent) of the baby's had a name in the top 100 lists in 2018, compared to two-thirds (67 percent) in 1996.

Mothers aged 35 and over preferred more & # 39; traditional & # 39; names, compared to mothers under 25 who previously chose more & # 39; non-traditional & # 39 ;, abbreviated or aborted names.

Regionally, Olivia was the most popular name for girls throughout England and Wales, while Oliver was surpassed by Muhammad in four of the nine English regions, and by Harry in the Northeast.

Oliver was the most popular name for boys in 25 percent of local authorities, while Olivia was the most popular name for girls in nearly twice as many (46 percent) local authorities.

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Although a handful of names such as George, William, Edward and Elizabeth have consistently been in the top 100 since the early 20th century, most have fluctuated in popularity over time.

Names that were popular in the 1940s and 1950s tend to be much lower in the 2018 rankings, while some names that scored high in the early 1900s are starting to gain popularity again.

Compared to 2008, only Oliver, Harry, Jack and Charlie have remained in the top ten boys. None of the top 10 names for boys from 2018 in the top 10 between 1944 and 1984.

Many boy names that were in the top 20 in the mid-20th century have dropped dramatically from the rankings. Kenneth, Roger, Keith, Terence and Barry were all in the top 20 for boys in 1944, but none are in the top 1,000 in 2018.

Olivia, Amelia, Emily and Grace were the only names that appeared in both the top 10 names for girls from 2008 and 2018. None of the top 10 names for girls in 2018 was in the top 10 before 1994.

Names like Florence and Ivy that were popular in the early 1900s but left the top 100 names for decades are now back in the top 20 names for girls in 2018.

As with boy names, most girl names that were popular in the mid-20th century have fallen out of favor with new parents.

The names Christine, Jean, Ann, Susan, Janet, Maureen, Carol, Pauline, Joan and Pamela were all in the top 20 in 1944, but none in the top 1000 for girls in 2018.

TOP 100 BABY NAMES FOR BOYS

Here are the top 100 most popular names for baby girls in England and Wales in 2018.

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

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1 OLIVER 5,390

2 GEORGE 4,960

3 HARRY 4,512

4 NOAH 4,107

JACKET 3,988

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6 LEO 3,721

7 ARTHUR 3,644

8 MUHAMMAD 3,507

9 OSCAR 3,459

10 CHARLIE 3,365

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11 JACOB 3,350

12 THOMAS 3,243

13 HENRY 3,172

14 WILLIAM 3,015

ALFIE 2,977

16 ARCHIE 2,950

17 JOSHUA 2,922

18 FREDDIE 2,838

19 THEO 2,741

ISAAC 2,578

21 JAMES 2,536

22 ALEXANDER 2,517

23 LOGAN 2,320

24 EDWARD 2,197

ETHAN 2,106

26 LUCAS 2.098

27 JOSEPH 1,989

28 SEBASTIAN 1,964

29 THEODORE 1,932

30 FINLEY 1,926

31 MAX 1,867

32 MOHAMMED 1,846

33 SAMUEL 1,788

34 HARRISON 1,765

35 BENJAMIN 1,743

36 ARLO 1,715

37 DANIEL 1,676

38 ADAM 1,672

39 TEDDY 1,663

40 MASON 1,540

41 ELIJAH 1,519

42 REUBEN 1,504

43 DYLAN 1,465

44 JAGER 1.410

45 REGGIE 1,356

46 JAXON 1,346

47 RORY 1,323

48 LOUIE 1,319

49 DAVID 1,307

50 TOMMY 1,299

51 LUCA 1,291

52 ALBIE 1,284

53 HUGO 1,279

54 ZACHARY 1,265

55 ALBERT 1,264

56 JUDE 1,182

57 TOYS 1,178

58 RILEY 1,168

59 EZRA 1,118

60 CARTER 1,030

61 GABRIEL 1,022

62 ROMAN 1,018

63 FRANKIE 1.013

64 HARLEY 1,011

65 FREDERICK 1,010

66 RONNIE 989

67 JAKE 988

68 ELLIOT 945

69 LOUIS 941

70 JENSON 912

71 MOHAMMAD 880

72 STANLEY 877

73 BOBBY 872

74 MICHAEL 869

75 JESSE 861

76 FINN 817

77 JAYDEN 792

78 HARVEY 779

79 CALEB 776

80 JACKSON 764

81 CHARLES 758

82 MATTHEW 757

83 GRAYSON 742

84 BLAKE 733

85 LIAM 731

86 ELLIOTT 728

87 ELLIS 726

88 RALPH 719

89 JASPER 708

89 ROWAN 708

91 ALEX 696

91 RYAN 696

93 FELIX 689

94 LUKE 677

95 DEXTER 676

96 OLLIE 659

97 LEON 655

98 TOBIAS 647

99 SONNY 640

100 DOMINIC 634

100 KAI 634

TOP 100 BABY NAMES FOR GIRLS

Here are the top 100 most popular names for baby girls in England and Wales in 2018.

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

1 OLIVIA 4,598

2 AMELIA 3,941

3 GMS 3.110

4 ISLA 3,046

5 EMILY 2,676

6 MIA 2,490

7 ISABELLA 2,369

8 SOPHIA 2,344

9 ELLA 2,326

10 MERCY 2,301

11 POPPY 2,226

12 CHARLOTTE 2,202

13 LILY 2,184

14 IVY 2,104

15 FLORENCE 2.062

16 EVIE 2.052

17 SOPHIE 2,007

18 FREYA 1,921

19 EVELYN 1,902

20 WILLOW 1,900

21 FOOT 1,883

22 ELSIE 1,875

23 SIENNA 1,834

24 ALICE 1,827

JESSICA 1,812

26 ROSIE 1,808

27 HARPER 1,796

28 DAISY 1,769

29 SOFIA 1,728

30 ISABELLE 1,701

31 MATILDA 1,618

32 RUBY 1,531

33 EVA 1.409

34 EMILIA 1,398

35 SCARLETT 1,393

36 CHLOE 1,375

37 MAYA 1,260

38 ESME 1,234

39 ELIZA 1,220

40 MILLIE 1,196

41 IMOGEN 1,179

42 ARIA 1,178

43 LUNA 1,162

44 LAYLA 1,152

45 HARRITE 1,128

46 MAISION 1,089

47 ELIZABETH 1,076

48 PENELOPE 1,068

49 MILA 1,050

50 ERIN 1,024

51 ELEANOR 985

52 LOLA 982

53 VIOLET 970

54 BELLA 969

55 ROSE 960

56 EMMA 957

56 HOLLY 957

58 MOLLY 929

59 THEA 920

60 ELLIE 919

61 LUCY 910

62 HANNAH 849

63 LOTTIE 824

64 NANCY 819

65 ADA 811

66 MARY 799

67 LILLY 785

68 ZARA 765

69 AURORA 752

70 AMBER 751

71 GEORGIA 747

72 ROBYN 742

73 GRACIE 719

74 SUMMER 718

75 JASMINE 703

76 ANNABELLE 695

77 ABIGAIL 690

78 DARCIE 686

79 HALLIE 680

80 AMELIE 653

81 BONNIE 645

82 IRIS 634

82 MARYAM 634

84 BEATRICE 629

85 ANNA 628

86 HEIDI 621

86 ORLA 621

88 ARABELLA 619

89 CLARA 609

90 DELILAH 601

91 EDITH 599

92 AISHA 568

93 FRANCESCA 567

94 MARTHA 560

95 AYLA 556

96 SEE 546

97 LYLA 539

98 SARA 535

99 MARGOT 534

100 FELICITY 522

It also turned out that Mohammed is not the most popular boy's name in the country – according to the official who compiles the statistics.

It is often thought that the Muslim monicker is the most common when all variation spellings – such as Mohammed – are added together, but according to Nick Stripe from ONS there are actually more Olivers when the shortened version – Ollie – is included.

He said that there are also more Harry & # 39; s if the variants, such as Harrison and Harris, are counted.

Speaking on the eve of the publication of the list of the best baby names of 2018, Mr. Stripe said to the Daily Mail: "Every year many commentators conclude that if you add up all the different ways of spelling Mohammed, this is the most popular would be boy's name.

Mothers aged 35 and over preferred more & # 39; traditional & # 39; names, compared to mothers under 25 who were more likely to choose more & # 39; non-traditional & # 39 ;, abbreviated or aborted names

Mothers aged 35 and over preferred more & # 39; traditional & # 39; names, compared to mothers under 25 who were more likely to choose more & # 39; non-traditional & # 39 ;, abbreviated or aborted names

Mothers aged 35 and over preferred more & # 39; traditional & # 39; names, compared to mothers under 25 who were more likely to choose more & # 39; non-traditional & # 39 ;, abbreviated or aborted names

& # 39; There is a clear reason for this, because each spelling simply represents an alternative transliteration of the name from different languages ​​to English. & # 39;

However, the US did not count different spellings of the same root as one name because it would not be objective, he explained.

In 2017, 6,259 Olivers and 788 Ollies were born in England and Wales, a total of 7,047.

This surpassed the 3,691 Mohammeds, 837 Mohammads and 1,982 Mohammeds – a total of 6,510.

& # 39; You can try the same with all Harrys, Harrises and Harrisons, & # 39; Mr. Stripe added.

& # 39; Some may even want to add all Henry & # 39; s. Prince Harry is finally Henry. & # 39;

The parents of the & # 39; baby name tribes & # 39; fall in, from the Flower Power gang to the divinely inspired

Mumsnet has discovered links and trends between different types of names to parents in & # 39; Baby Name Tribes & # 39; to sort.

From & # 39; Divinely Inspired & # 39; to & # 39; Shortened but Sweet & # 39; names, the analysis of more than 170,000 posts has defined 13 tribes that can help mom & # 39; s and dad & # 39; s find a name they'd never thought of but that they actually love.

And although some & # 39; Super Modern & # 39; Parents are those who choose names like Bear or Jaxon, others fall into the most popular of the tribes – & # 39; Flower Power & # 39 ;.

This is a girl-only list with traditional, floral-inspired names such as Rose, Violet, Lily, Ivy, and Daisy.

Meanwhile, other parents can opt for a & # 39; Divinely Inspired & # 39; name, such as Mary, Joseph, Isaac or Noah.

New mothers and fathers in the third tribe – & # 39; Grandparent Chic & # 39; – their family members can ask for inspiration and opt for old-school names such as Alfie, Evelyn and Ava.

And tribesmen from & # 39; Royal Babies & # 39; those considering the popular names George and William are more likely to consider Oliver (perhaps without thinking about the regicidal connotations).

Meanwhile, lovers of & # 39; Shortened but Sweet & # 39; are enthusiastic about Theo, but probably also have names like Leo discussed.

The & # 39; Tried, Trusted Traditionalist & # 39; strain will tend to be Olivia, John, Jack, James, and Oliver, while the & # 39; Cautious Celts & # 39; look at Rory, Angus, Siobhan and Caoimhe for inspiration.

Other parents can get inspiration from children's films, such as the & # 39; Disney Divas & # 39 ;, who yearn for names such as Elsa, Aurora and Belle.

Meanwhile, the parents of & # 39; Hidden Gems & # 39; not only talk about Jade and Ruby, but they will statistically consider Freya, Amy and Zoe more often.

In order of popularity, the tribes are:

• Flower Power, a list of only girls with the most popular names, including Rose, Violet, Lily, Ivy and Daisy

• Divinely inspired, with the most popular names, including Mary, Joseph, Isaac and Noah

Grandparent chic, with the most popular names, including Dorothy, Wilfred, Ava, Alfie and Evelyn

Royal baby & # 39; s, with the most popular names, including George, William, Elizabeth and Victoria

Shortened and sweet, with the most popular names, including Ben, Katie, Charlie, Theo and Teddie

Proven, trusted traditionalists, with the most popular names, including Olivia, John, Jack, James and Oliver

Cautious Celts, with the most popular names, including Rory, Angus, Siobhan and Caoimhe

Disney Diva & # 39; s, with the most popular names, including Elsa, Aurora and Belle

Hidden gems, with the most popular names, including Ruby and Jade

Old school students, with the most popular names, including Sharon, Sarah, Claire, Paul and Keith

Surname first, a boy-dominated list of the most popular names, including Hunter, Tyler and Taylor

Super modern, with the most popular names, including Bear, Jaxon, Leilani and Canary

Stylish classicists, with the most popular names, including Ptolemy, Persephone, Aristotle and Atlas.

Mohammed is actually in decline, because Muslim parents follow the trend to choose more individual names.

In 2017, Oliver was the most popular first name for baby boys in England and Wales – a position it has held since 2013.

Harry and George were in second and third place respectively, the same position as 2016.

For the girls, Olivia was the most popular first name given to baby girls in 2017, a position since 2016, and Amelia remained in second place while Isla came to third place.

Leo replaced Thomas in the top 10 for boys, while Hunter and Ralph replaced Aaron and Jasper in the top 100 in 2017.

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