Jack remains the most popular first forename for baby boys, for a seventh
consecutive year. James is again in second place; Lewis and Oliver remain third and fourth respectively.
Emily has risen from third to replace Sophie as the most popular first forename for baby girls. Sophie (which had been the top girls’ name for the previous nine years) falls to second place, and Olivia (which had been second) is now third. Isla remains in fourth place.
In total, 3,220 different boys’ first forenames and 4,208 different girls’ first
forenames were registered in the first eleven months of the year.
Jack was the first forename of only 2.0 per cent of the boys, and Emily was the first forename of just 2.1 per cent of the girls.
The top 50 boys’ names accounted for 41 per cent of all boys’ first forenames registered, and the top 50 girls' names accounted for 39 per cent of the girls' registrations.
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