The most popular baby names in England and Wales revealed


The most popular baby names for boys and ladies in England and Wales in 2020 have been revealed, with Oliver and Olivia topping the checklist for the fifth yr in a row.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Oliver has remained a favorite for boys’ names for the previous eight years, whereas Olivia has been the highest ladies’ identify for the previous 5 years.

There have been some adjustments to the highest 10 names for each boys and ladies. Ivy and Rosie have changed Grace and Freya in the highest 10 ladies’ names, whereas Archie changed Charlie in the highest 10 boys’ names.

It marks the primary time the identify Archie has entered the highest 10, and comes after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, born on 6 May 2019. Charlie was knocked off the highest 10 checklist for the primary time since 2005.

The names Milo and Otis moved up the ranks the most in 2020 for boys, with each names rising 28 locations since 2019. Meanwhile, Maeve rose 124 locations since 2019, making it the most important new entry into the highest 100 ladies’ names in England and Wales final yr.

The ONS identified that the names Maeve and Otis gained reputation after the Netflix sequence Sex Education aired in January 2019. The sequence was watched by 40 million subscribers in the month after it premiered.

Using beginning registration information, the ONS additionally discovered that moms aged 35 and over continued to decide on extra conventional names, whereas youthful moms most popular extra trendy and shortened names.

The prime 10 ladies’ names in 2020 have been:

  • Olivia
  • Amelia
  • Isla
  • Ava
  • Mia
  • Ivy
  • Lily
  • Isabella
  • Rosie
  • Sophia

The prime 10 boys’ names in 2020 have been:

  • Oliver
  • George
  • Arthur
  • Noah
  • Muhammad
  • Leo
  • Oscar
  • Harry
  • Archie
  • Jack

Sian Bradford, a statistician from the Vital Statistics Output Branch for the ONS, mentioned: “Oliver and Olivia held onto the top spots as the most popular boys’ and girls’ names in 2020, but some interesting changes took place beneath them.

“We continue to see the age of mothers having an impact on the choice of baby name. Archie jumped into the top 10 boys’ names for the first time, driven by younger mothers as well as the obvious royal link. While on the girls’ side, Ivy rose to sixth place.


“Popular culture continues to provide inspiration for baby names, whether it’s characters in our favourite show or trending celebrities.

“Maeve and Otis, characters from the popular programme Sex Education, have seen a surge in popularity in 2020. While the name Margot has been rapidly climbing since actress Margot Robbie appeared in the popular film The Wolf of Wall Street.”

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