- Oliver and Amelia were the most popular baby names given to babies in England and Wales in 2013. Amelia has been ranked top since 2011 while Oliver replaced Harry, the top baby name in 2011 and 2012.
- In England, Amelia was the most popular baby name in all regions and Oliver was the most popular baby name in five out of the nine regions.
- In Wales, Oliver was the most popular baby name, replacing Jacob, while Amelia has been the most popular baby name since 2012.
- Oscar and George replaced Alfie and Riley in the top 10 most popular baby names, climbing from number 17 to 7 and number 12 to 10 respectively.
- Poppy replaced Lily in the top 10 most popular baby names, climbing from number 13 to 7.
When we compare the top 10 baby names lists in the USA and Canada, we see a degree of commonality, with slightly more commonality in girl baby names.
Interestingly, the top three boy and girl baby names in both USA and Canada all feature in the corresponding top 10 of the other country.
Six out of the top 10 USA and Canadian baby girl names in 2013 appear in both lists. The top three girl names are the same except in the USA Sophia jumps to position 1 from position 3 in Canada.
Baby girl names
Five out of the top 10 USA and Canadian baby boy names in 2013 appear in both lists. The top three boy names share Liam and Jacob but, in the USA Noah comes in at position 1 from position 8 in Canada.
Baby boy names
Canada top baby names of 2013.
In Canada parents are inspiration by traditional baby names as Olivia (2) and Sophia (3) for girls and Oliver (6) for boys.
Biblical names continue to prove popular, with Jacob (2), Noah (8), and Gabriel (11) and Leah (8, Sara(h) (9) and Naomi (18). Also big were names originating from Britain, especially for boys, with Liam topping the list, and Aidan/Aiden (18) for boys.
Australia's most popular baby names.
For the first time, Oliver is the most popular boy's name in Australia after jumping from the third spot in 2012, while Charlotte took out the top spot for newborn girls in 2013 and has held the position since 2011.
For a lot more information on Australian baby names see research agency McCrindle's Baby Names Australia 2014 report
After 14 years at the top Jacob has lost its spot as the most popular name for newborn American boys, knocked from its place by Noah and Liam. The USA's Social Security Administration indicates the name Jacob fell to number three in 2013.
Sophia remains at the top of girls baby names for the third year in a row, while Emma took second place.
Over the last 100 years, Michael has held the top spot 44 times, while Mary has ranked number one 42 times.
Jacob and Emily have thus far proven the most popular name of the 2000s.
Michael and Jessica were at the top in the 1990s and the 1980s.