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A Study Has Revealed Most Popular Baby Names In England And Wales

A Study Has Revealed Most Popular Baby Names In England And Wales

The Office for National Statistics has revealed which baby names were the most popular in England and Wales back in 2015 according to birth certificate data.

Amelia and Oliver have managed to retain the number one spots, and it was Doctor Who character, Amelia Pond, who was the catalyst for the name's popularity, holding the top spot since 2011.

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Oliver has remained a male favourite since 2013.

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Most Popular Girls Names:

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  • Amelia.
  • Olivia.
  • Emily.
  • Isla.
  • Ava.
  • Ella.
  • Jessica.
  • Isabella.
  • Mia.
  • Poppy.

Penelope, Mila, Clara, Arabella, Maddison and Aria were the newest additions to the top 100.

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Most Popular Boys Names:

  • Oliver.
  • Jack.
  • Harry.
  • George.
  • Jacob.
  • Charlie.
  • Noah.
  • William.
  • Thomas.
  • Oscar.

Jaxon, Roman, Reggae and Carter were the newest male additions to the top 100.

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Nick Stripe, from the Office for National Statistics, said:

The names people choose for their children can reflect social trends and are of interest to social researchers as well as parents-to-be.

They are also of practical value for some businesses, for example those producing personalised products.

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Topics: You, Study, Children, Baby, Baby Names, Child

Abby Robinson

Abby is a writer for Pretty 52. She's an animation enthusiast, daydreams about roaming the wild with all her animal friends, and is failing to conquer her trainer addiction.

 

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