Published On: Wed, Aug 26th, 2020

Baby names 2020: Top 10 girl name and boy name in the UK – full list

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Choosing a baby name is an important decision made by all expectant parents. The latest ONS data shows which names were the most popular given to those born in 2019. This is the full list of names.

The data showed Oliver and Olivia remained at the top of the most popular names.

In fact, the top 10 boys names all appeared in 2018 already, with only the order changing.

Harry, which was the third most popular boys name last year, dropped to number five.

The name Arthur leapt from the seventh most popular in 2018 to number four in 2019.

These replaced the boys’ names Alex, Dexter, Dominic, Kai, Sonny and Tobias.

David Corps from the vital statistics outputs branch said: “Oliver and Olivia continued their reign as the top boys’ and girls’ names in 2019 but analysis shows choices in baby names can differ depending on the mothers’ age.

“We found younger mothers opted for more modern girls’ names like Harper, which has seen a rise since the Beckham’s named their daughter so in 2011, and shortened boys’ names like Freddie. In contrast, older mothers chose more traditional names such as Jack and Charlotte.

“Popular culture continues to influence the baby names landscape. Following Dua Lipa’s first UK number one single in 2017, the number of girls named Dua has doubled from 63 to 126 in 2019.”

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