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Most Popular British Names A to Z

Most Popular British Names A to Z

The most popular British names A to Z might seem to be an absolute list, but not so fast.

Are Amelia and Alfie the most popular British A names? You would be forgiven for thinking so, but the answer depends on where you live.

Scots would say it’s Ava and Alexander, while Northern Ireland would quote Aoife and Adam. Though we are all held together by common trends, each part of the UK has its own regional favourites. Sophie, for example, holds sway as the most popular S girls’ name in most of Britain except Wales, where Seren is favourite. Northern Ireland likes Finn better than Finley, and Scotland prefers Brodie to Benjamin. The table below is a breakdown of the most popular British names by letter across the UK:

England & Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Wales (separate)

A

Alfie (#11) **Amelia** (#1)

Alexander (#7) **Ava** (#6)

Adam (#12) Aoife (#7)

Alfie (#5) Amelia (#1)

B

Benjamin (#30) Bella (#56)

Brodie (#47) Brooke (#33)

Ben (#32) Bella (#50)

Benjamin (#42) Brooke (#4)

C

Charlie (#5) Chloe (#18)

Charlie (#9) Chloe (#12)

Charlie (#3) Chloe (#18)

Charlie (#4) Chloe (#29)

D

Daniel (#22) Daisy (#23)

Daniel (#5) Daisy (#38)

Daniel (#5) Darcy (#83)

Dylan (#10) Daisy (#19)

E

Ethan (#14) Emily (#3)

Ethan (#12) Emily (#3)

Ethan (#8) Emily (#1)

Ethan (#16) Emily (#5)

F

Finley (#34) Freya (#20)

Finlay (#16) Freya (#18)

Finn (#39) Freya (#35)

Finley (#24) Freya (#22)

G

George (#10) Grace (#13)

George (#84) Grace (#18)

George (#68) Grace (#1)

George (#19) Grace (#25)

H

Harry (#3) Holly (#33)

Harry (#10) Holly (#21)

Harry (#4) Hannah (#22)

Harry (#7) Holly (#44)

I

Isaac (#29) Isla (#5)

Isaac (#80) Isla (#4)

Isaac (#37) Isla (#27)

Isaac (#35) Isla (#9)

J

Jack (#2) Jessica (#6)

Jack (#1) Jessica (#7)

Jack (#1) Jessica (#9)

Jack (#3) Jessica (#20)

K

Kai (#64) Katie (#79)

Kai (#28) Katie (#28)

Kai (#83) Katie (#12)

Kai (#62) Katie (#84)

L

Leo (#17) Lily (#12)

Lewis (#3) Lucy (#5)

Luke (#19) Lucy (#6)

Logan (#13) Lily (#13)

M

Muhammad (#15) Mia (#10)

Mason (#11) Millie (#10)

Matthew (#7) Mia (#16)

Mason (#10) Mia (#8)

N

Noah (#13) Niamh (#90)

Noah (#13) Niamh (#42)

Noah (#6) Niamh (#25)

Noah (#6) Nia (#65)

O

Oliver (#1) Olivia (#2)

Oliver (#4) Olivia (#2)

Oliver (#10) Olivia (#15)

Oliver (#1) Olivia (#2)

P

Patrick (#126) Poppy (#7)

Patrick (#126) Poppy (#26)

Patrick (#30) Poppy (#37)

 – Poppy (#8)

Q

Quinn (#366) Quinn (#460)

Quinn (#240) Quinn (#460)

Quinn (#303) –

R

Riley (#21) Ruby (#11)

Riley (#15) Ruby (#24)

Ryan (#13) Ruby (#20)

Riley (#8) Ruby (#4)

S

Samuel (#20) Sophie (#9)

Samuel (#46) Sophie (#1)

Sean (#26) Sophie (#3)

Samuel (#22) Seren (#10)

T

Thomas (#6) Tilly (#86)

Thomas (#21) Taylor (#100)

Thomas (#11) Tilly (#112)

Thomas (#14) Thea (#88)

U

Umar (#268) Una (#900)

Uilleam (#687) Una (#663)

Ultan (#271) Una (#284)

V

Vincent (#163) Violet (#78)

Vincent (#335) Victoria (#102)

Vincent (#271) Victoria (#135)

W

William (#8) Willow (#54)

William (#39) Willow (#79)

William (#36) Willow (#103)

William (#8) Willow (#49)

X

Xavier (#172) Xanthe (#802)

Xavier (#207) Xin (#663)

Xavier (#343)

Y

Yusuf (#118) Yasmin (#201)

Yusuf (#357) Yasmin (#267)

Yusuf (#398) Yasmin (#284)

Z

Zachary (#39) Zara (#70)

Zac (#87) Zoe (#51)

Zach (#71) Zara (#45)

Zachary (#50)

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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.