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Revealed! Britain’s Most Popular Baby Names

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Revealed! Britain’s Most Popular Baby Names 2014

The most popular names in 2014 have been revealed by the Office of National Statistics. 

Amelia remains the most popular girl’s name - this name has taken the number one spot since 2011 - while Oliver remains the favourite boy’s name, number one since 2013.

Top 10 girls’ names:

  1. Amelia
  2. Olivia
  3. Isla
  4. Emily
  5. Poppy
  6. Ava
  7. Isabella
  8. Jessica
  9. Lily
  10. Sophie

>> Read the top 50 girls’ names

Top 10 boys’ names:

  1. Oliver
  2. Jack
  3. Harry
  4. Jacob
  5. Charlie
  6. Thomas
  7. George
  8. Oscar
  9. James
  10. William

>> Read the top 50 boys’ names

Lily replaced Mia in the top 10 most popular girls’ names for England and Wales, climbing from number 12 to 9.

There were 3 new entries in the top 100 most popular boys’ names in 2014: Ellis at number 94 (up 9 places from 103); Joey at number 97 (up 5 places from 102); and Jackson at number 100 (up 6 places from 106). These replaced Evan (102), Aiden (103) and Cameron (123) which fell out of the top 100.


There were 6 new entries in the top 100 most popular girls’ names in 2014: Thea at number 79 (up 42 places from 121); Darcie at number 80 (up 23 places from 103); Lottie at number 84 (up 20 places from 104); Harper at number 89 (up 71 places from 160); Nancy at number 90 (up 21 places from 111); and Robyn at number 100 (up 19 places from 119). These replaced Niamh (103), Paige (104), Skye (109), Tilly (110), Isobel (111), Maddison and Madison (equal 117) which fell out of the top 100. 


Of the 10 most popular boys’ names in 2014, 5 were also in the top 10 in 2004: Oliver, Jack, Thomas, James and William.

Of the 10 most popular girls’ names in 2014, 4 were also in the top 10 in 2004: Olivia, Emily, Jessica and Sophie.


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