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Top Names in England and Wales 2015

September 2, 2016 Eleanor Nickerson

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, 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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Elea

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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