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British Baby Names: Top Names in England and Wales 2015

Amelia & Oliver back at #1

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Hot off the press!  The breaking news of the Top 100 British baby names!

By Eleanor Nickerson

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

Once again — unsurprisingly — Amelia and Oliver reign supreme. 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 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, Ibrahim
Jessica, 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, Levi
Seren, 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.

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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.
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4 Responses to “British Baby Names: Top Names in England and Wales 2015”

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AldabellaxWulfe Says:

September 2nd, 2016 at 2:13 pm

Diminuitives have never been my favourites, but it’s nice to see the vintage Teddy, Frankie, Bobby, Jamie, Frankie etc. still going strong on the boy side of the spectrum. And as for the girls, I’m happy that frilly is being widely accepted with the likes of Arabella, Francesca, Penelope and the like.

Though, if you go a bit further down, I’m a little embarrassed that – alongside all the great names – Princess, Blessing, Khaleesi, Precious, Blossom, Honey and Beau all show up on the girl list. I know everyone has their own tastes but, for me personally, they’re cringe-worthy choices, at best, and I would have thought that my fellow brits might have chosen names a bit more appropriate but, oh well. No skin off my nose, I suppose.

Still, glad the list has finally come out. It’s taken forever!

cmariac Says:

September 2nd, 2016 at 8:38 pm

Outside those top 10, the names really are unique and nick-namey! Quite a few on here that I like a lot, a couple that I have trouble imagining on somebody, overall a very interesting list.
Great article! 🙂

charlesokuku Says:

December 11th, 2016 at 6:53 am

I would rather use Oliver. Anyway, would you recommend the name Lusala? check its meaning http://www.suggestbabynames.com/meaning_of_african_boyname_lusala.html

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September 13th, 2017 at 10:49 pm

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