The Office for National Statistics recently released their report revealing the top 100 names from 2017. Olivia and Oliver held their place at the top, a position they have held since 2016 and 2013 respectively.
There were only two new entries into the top 100 most popular boys’ names in England and Wales: Hunter and Ralph, which replaced Aaron and Jasper. This is the first time Hunter has been in the top 100 boys’ names and Ralph last appeared in the top 100 in 1944.
With 63,000 unique baby names registered in 2017 and certain names now being shunned by parents, there is always room for change.
Looking ahead to 2019, it looks like popular culture and royal babies will continue to influence us. Take a look at our predictions for the latest ways to name a baby:
Best baby boy names 2019:
Albie has Germanic and English origins and the name means brilliant and bright. It is a cute modern alternative to the more old fashioned Albert.
Arlo is believed to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon for army, fortified, troops, war and mound or hill,' thereby meaning 'fortified hill.' Arlo is currently the 42nd most popular baby boys name having risen 609 places since 2007.
Arthur comes from the Roman clan name Artorius, meaning nobl and courageous. The name famously comes from the legendary sixth century King Arthur of Britain and his Round Table of knights.
Up 104 places since 2007, he name Austin first appeared in England in the Middle Ages from the Latin Augustine, meaning magic dignity, or venerable.
Caleb originates from the word "dog" in Hebrew, a symbol of devotion to God. In the Bible, Caleb leaves Egypt with Moses and is one of only two followers to make it to the promised land.
The name Dexter is of ancient Greek origin. It derives from the Greek word "dexiteros", a poetic form of the word "dexios", meaning right-handed, fortunate and skilled. This name might have risen to popularity due to the popular American TV series, Dexter, about a serial killer - charming.
Dylan is a Welsh name meaning son of the wave and born near the sea. Famous bearers of the name are the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and American folk singer Bob Dylan.
The name Ezra is a Hebrew baby name, meaning help or helper. It is currently the 81st most popular baby name having risen a whopping 462 places since 2007. Perhaps the recent rise in popularity could be down to the 'Budapest' singer George Ezra.
The name Felix is of Latin origin meaning happy and fortunate. This happy name has been the name of four popes and sixty-seven saints.
Finley is an anglicized form of Fionnlagh and Fionnla, compound names composed of the Gaelic elements 'fionn' meaning white and fair and 'laogh' meaning warrior. The name therefore means fair-haired warrior.
Harrison first began as a surname, simply meaning Harry's son. However, it is currently the 34th most popular boys name. A notable namesake is the actor Harrison Ford.
Hugo is both a surname and firstname of Germanic origin meaning bright in mind and spirit or intelligence. It has climbed the popular baby name ranks 131 places since 2007. In 2011 Martin Scorsese directed a historial adventure film called Hugo.
Hunter was initially an occupational surname simply meaning a huntsman or bird catcher. Famous Hunters are the journalist Hunter S. Thompson and the popular high-end Wellington boot brand.
Jayden means thankful and its recent popularity might be down to the popular actor and singer Will Smith's son, Jayden Smith.
Leo is Latin for lion and it was the name of many early Christian saints and several popes. In German, it's a short form of Leon or Leopold, meaning "brave people."
Levi is a Hebrew name meaning joined in harmony. We can't help but think of the popular denim jeans brand.
Logan originates from both the Irish surname which is from the Gaelic 'lagán' meaning a little hollow and the Scottish surname which is derived from a place located near Auchinleck, in Ayrshire. Could Logan be rising in popularity after the famously controversial Youtuber and now amateur boxer, Logan Paul?
After Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge called their third child Louis, it is only a matter of time until this Royal name surges in popularity. In French the meaning of the name Louis is famous warrior. Eighteen kings of France have borne this name, and Louis was used by the French royal family for hundreds of years.
Luca is derived from the Latin word lux meaning light. It may also come from the Latin word lucus, meaning sacred wood. The name is common among Christians as a result of Luke the Evangelist.
Mason is a traditionally an occupational surname, meaning the one who works with stone. In recent years, this name has been used for both genders. Kourtney Kardashion and Scott Disick popularised the name when they called their first born Mason.
The name Noah is most likely derived from the Biblical figure Noah in Hebrew. It originates from the word "nukhu" meaning repose or rest which may explain its links with flood story. Another explanation says that it is derived from the Hebrew root meaning "to comfort". The name might be about to skyrocket after this year a new teen heart throb came on the scene, Noah Centieno.
Oscar, a popular name in Scandinavia, has gradually risen the ranks in the UK. It means both deer loving and the spear of God.
Ralph is an English, Irish, Scottish, Dutch, Scandinavian and German name, derived from the Old Norse Raðulfr meaning counsel and wolf. Famous Ralph's include the clothes' designer/clothing brand and the cartoon character from Wreck-It Ralph.
Reggie is a shortened form of the name Reginald. Reginald is derived from the Latin Reginaldus, which is influenced by the Latin word regina, meaning queen. In Germanic the name is made up of 'ragin', meaning advice, counsel or decision and 'wald' meaning ruler making Reggie a powerful leader.
Reuben is a Hebrew name meaning "behold, a son". Reuben is currently the 49th popular name, having risen 39 places since 2007.
The name Roman has distant origins dating back to the Roman Empire and the Latin language. It comes from the Latin word "romanus", which simply means of Rome. The name has risen 161 places since 2007.
Teddy can be a shortening of several names, Theodore, Edward and Edgar. It is thought to mean rich, happy, and a guardian or protector.
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