According to the Oxfordshire County Council, the most popular baby names in Oxfordshire, England, in 2017 were Lily and Oliver.
Here are Oxfordshire’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2017:
In the girls’ top 10, Poppy and Florence replaced Sophia and Sophie.
In the boys’ top 10, most of the names are new: Arthur, Alfie, Oscar, Jacob, Muhammed, and Benjamin replaced Henry, Joshua, Thomas, William, Samuel, and James.
Alicja Gilroy, Superintendent Registrar, also made note of two recent trends: using hyphenated first names, and using “names that would once have been nick names from a longer name: Charlie, Albie, Archie, Ollie, Bobby, Reggie, Teddy, Vinnie, Ronnie, Freddie, Pippa, Maggie, Rosie, Ellie, Tilly are a few of the more popular ones.”
In 2016, the top two names in Oxfordshire were Lily and Jack.