Top names for children in 2015

Child_YawningIt seems 20% of parents regret the name they have given their child. According to Mumsnet because it’s too common.

Not sure whether as in too many other kids with same name or just not posh enough.

Anyway the Office of National statistics has revealed its latest list of the most popular names. Bear in mind that it treats variations in spelling as a different name otherwise Mohammed and its variations would be the top boys’ name.

So the most popular boys’ name for the third year running is Oliver. Noah has surged into the top 10, presumably because of various actors and fictional characters rather than a biblical influence as its been the most popular name in America for the last 3 years.

Names like Mason and Logan are in the top 50 while Teddy, Jason, and Roman are the highest climbers.

P1000490There is a bit of a comeback trend among boys’ names with 6 names that featured in the top 20 in 1904 making it into the 2015 list.

James has never fallen out of the top 20, Thomas has made a comeback and the other four have royal links – William, George, Henry and Harry.

For girls Amelia is the most popular for the 5th year running but the only name that has made a comeback from 1904 is Lily. Gladys, Doris, Hilda and Ethel have all disappeared from the top 100 although there are several so named last year.

Willow and Ivy are the fastest risers for girls and Harper also appears in the top 100. (Why would you name your child after a ferry or a bridge for that matter?)

Most popular names for boys

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

Most popular names for girls

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

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