Oliver, Olivia – Top Names in England, 2010

Oliver and Olivia still reign supreme in England and Wales. Here are the most popular baby names of 2010:

Boy Names Girl Names
1. Oliver
2. Jack
3. Harry
4. Alfie
5. Charlie
6. Thomas
7. William
8. Joshua
9. George
10. James
1. Olivia
2. Sophie
3. Emily
4. Lily
5. Amelia
6. Jessica
7. Ruby
8. Chloe
9. Grace
10. Evie

George is new to the boys’ top 10. The drop-out was Daniel.

No newbies on the girls’ side.

Ollie, Bobby, Caleb, Jenson, Dexter and Kayden replaced Ellis, Joe, Christopher, Ewan, Morgan and Austin in the boys’ top 100.

Annabelle, Eliza, Laila, Aisha, Maryam and Maisy replaced Lydia, Eve, Alisha, Francesca, Sara and Mya in the girls’ top 100.

To do more comparing of this year’s rankings with last year’s rankings, check out the baby name comparison tool, brought to you by the UK’s Office for National Statistics.

Source: Oliver and Olivia most popular baby names in 2010


3 thoughts on “Oliver, Olivia – Top Names in England, 2010

  1. I wonder if the Georg- names for the girls are on the rise too. Georgia, Georgina, Georgette.

  2. Actually I have time right now. :)

    Here’s how the four most popular Georg- names for girls in England/Wales have fared over the last few years:

    Georgia
    2010 – 1,063 babies; ranked 56th
    2009 – 1,097 babies; ranked 55th
    2008 – 1,169 babies; ranked 53rd
    2007 – 1,313 babies; ranked 42nd
    2006 – 1,559 babies; ranked 37th

    Georgina
    2010 – 333 babies; ranked 158th
    2009 – 377 babies; ranked 145th
    2008 – 351 babies; ranked 154th
    2007 – 443 babies; ranked 126th
    2006 – 495 babies; ranked 106th

    Georgie
    2010 – 149 babies; ranked 317th
    2009 – 117 babies; ranked 369th
    2008 – 98 babies; ranked 433rd
    2007 – 120 babies; ranked 363rd
    2006 – 113 babies; ranked 368th

    Georgiana
    2010 – 32 babies
    2009 – 35 babies; ranked 932nd (only top-1,000 showing)
    2008 – 22 babies
    2007 – 25 babies
    2006 – 19 babies

    The top two, Georgia and Georgina, are clearly losing steam. Georgiana, on the other hand, is making gains. (Though they’re so small they don’t matter much.) Georgie is harder to pin down — 149 babies in 2010 might be the start of an upswing, or might be a fluke.

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