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Top Names in England and Wales 2015

Top Names in England and Wales 2015

After making us wait an agonzing extra three weeks this year, The Office of National Statistics has finally released the top names in England and Wales in 2015.

Once again — unsurprisingly — Amelia and Oliver reign supreme among British names. This is Amelia‘s fifth and Oliver‘s third year in the number one spot.

The Top 10 itself hasn’t changed much, although George, Noah, Ella and Mia have shown quite significant rises.

The new additions to the top 100 show the influence of celebrity and media influence: Jaxon, Roman, ReggieCarter for boys and Penelope, Mila, Clara, Arabella, Maddison and Aria for girls.

Other notable risers within the top 100 names in England and Wales include Teddy, Jackson, Hugo, Theodore, Harper, Thea and Nancy.

1

OLIVER

1

AMELIA

2

JACK

2

OLIVIA

3

HARRY

3

EMILY

+1

4

GEORGE

+3

4

ISLA

-1

5

JACOB

-1

5

AVA

+1

6

CHARLIE

-1

6

ELLA

+10

7

NOAH

+4

7

JESSICA

+1

8

WILLIAM

+2

8

ISABELLA

-1

9

THOMAS

-3

9

MIA

+4

10

OSCAR

-2

10

POPPY

-5

11

JAMES

-2

11

SOPHIE

-1

12

MUHAMMAD

+2

12

SOPHIA

13

HENRY

+2

13

LILY

-4

14

ALFIE

-2

14

GRACE

-3

15

LEO

+1

15

EVIE

-1

16

JOSHUA

-3

16

SCARLETT

+1

17

FREDDIE

+3

17

RUBY

-2

18

ETHAN

18

CHLOE

+1

19

ARCHIE

-2

19

ISABELLE

-1

20

ISAAC

+5

20

DAISY

+4

21

JOSEPH

-2

21

FREYA

22

ALEXANDER

22

PHOEBE

23

SAMUEL

-2

23

FLORENCE

+3

24

DANIEL

24

ALICE

+1

25

LOGAN

-2

25

CHARLOTTE

-2

26

EDWARD

+5

26

SIENNA

-6

27

LUCAS

+3

27

MATILDA

+9

28

MAX

-2

28

EVELYN

+3

29

MOHAMMED

-2

29

EVA

-2

30

BENJAMIN

-2

30

MILLIE

-1

31

MASON

-2

31

SOFIA

-3

32

HARRISON

32

LUCY

-2

33

THEO

+4

33

ELSIE

-1

34

JAKE

-1

34

IMOGEN

35

SEBASTIAN

+3

35

LAYLA

+3

36

FINLEY

36

ROSIE

-3

37

ARTHUR

+4

37

MAYA

+8

38

ADAM

+1

38

ESME

+12

38

DYLAN

-4

39

ELIZABETH

-2

40

RILEY

-5

40

LOLA

-5

41

ZACHARY

-1

41

WILLOW

+10

42

TEDDY

+24

42

IVY

+12

43

DAVID

+7

43

ERIN

-1

44

TOBY

-2

44

HOLLY

-5

45

THEODORE

+14

45

EMILIA

+11

46

ELIJAH

+7

46

MOLLY

-5

47

MATTHEW

+2

47

ELLIE

-4

48

JENSON

+13

48

JASMINE

+1

49

JAYDEN

-6

49

ELIZA

-2

50

HARVEY

-2

50

LILLY

-10

51

REUBEN

51

ABIGAIL

-5

52

HARLEY

-7

52

GEORGIA

-4

53

LUCA

+5

53

MAISIE

-9

54

MICHAEL

-2

54

ELEANOR

+6

55

HUGO

+15

55

HANNAH

+4

56

LEWIS

-10

56

HARRIET

+5

57

FRANKIE

+7

57

AMBER

-2

58

LUKE

-14

58

BELLA

-6

59

STANLEY

+1

58

THEA

+21

60

TOMMY

-5

60

ANNABELLE

-7

61

JUDE

+4

60

EMMA

-3

62

BLAKE

-5

62

AMELIE

+1

63

LOUIE

+4

63

HARPER

+26

64

NATHAN

-2

64

GRACIE

+2

65

GABRIEL

+13

65

ROSE

-3

66

CHARLES

-3

66

SUMMER

-8

67

BOBBY

+4

67

MARTHA

+2

68

MOHAMMAD

-12

68

VIOLET

+3

69

RYAN

69

PENELOPE

+32*

70

TYLER

-23

70

ANNA

71

ELLIOTT

+1

71

NANCY

+19

72

ALBERT

+12

72

ZARA

-5

73

ELLIOT

+10

73

MARIA

74

RORY

+13

74

DARCIE

+6

75

ALEX

75

MARYAM

-1

76

FREDERICK

+5

76

MEGAN

-11

77

OLLIE

-3

77

DARCEY

-5

78

LOUIS

-10

78

LOTTIE

+6

79

DEXTER

-6

79

MILA

+27*

80

JAXON

+35*

80

HEIDI

+4

81

LIAM

-5

81

LEXI

-17

82

JACKSON

+18

82

LACEY

-14

83

CALLUM

-1

83

FRANCESCA

+4

83

RONNIE

+3

84

ROBYN

+16

85

LEON

85

BETHANY

+1

86

KAI

-9

86

JULIA

+11

87

AARON

-7

87

SARA

+9

88

ROMAN

+22*

88

AISHA

-12

89

AUSTIN

89

DARCY

+4

90

ELLIS

+4

89

ZOE

+10

91

JAMIE

-3

91

CLARA

+30*

91

REGGIE

+18*

92

VICTORIA

+6

93

SETH

-3

93

BEATRICE

-2

94

CARTER

+24*

94

HOLLIE

-13

95

FELIX

+3

95

ARABELLA

+31*

96

IBRAHIM

-5

96

SARAH

-1

97

SONNY

-2

97

MADDISON

+20*

98

KIAN

-44

98

LEAH

-20

99

CALEB

-6

99

KATIE

-22

100

CONNOR

-21

100

ARIA

+70*

* A new entry to the Top 100.

Although this represents England and Wales combined, there are differences between England and Wales individually.

Significantly more popular in England than Wales:Theodore, Matthew, Mohammed, Harvey, Michael, Hugo, Stanley, Jude, Charles, Albert, Frederick, Ronnie, Reggie, Felix, IbrahimJessica, Alice, Maya, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Rose, Penelope, Zara, Maryam, Francesca, Bethany, Julia, Aisha, Victoria, Leah, Eloise

Significantly more popular in Wales than England:Dylan, Osian, Harri, Jac, Rhys, Evan, Ellis, Tomos, Jaxon, Cai, Ioan, Morgan, Rowan, Owen, Elis, Eli, Hari, Gethin, Iestyn, Macsen, Owain, Ashton, LeviSeren, Ffion, Megan, Harper, Thea, Mali, Lacey, Nia, Alys, Aria, Faith, Carys, Efa, Cadi, Lili, Lois, Lowri, Bonnie, Eira, Skyla, Ela, Elin

For a full break down of the individual top 100 ranks, plus the combined top 1000, see this post at britishbabynames.

About the Author

Eleanor Nickerson

Eleanor Nickerson, better known to Nameberry message board visitors as Elea, is a primary school teacher living in Coventry, England and author of the blog British Baby Names.