How popular is the baby name Tilly in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Tilly and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Tilly.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Tilly

Number of Babies Named Tilly

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Tilly

Most Popular Baby Names in England and Wales, 2012

The most popular baby names in England and Wales were announced last week.

According to the Office for National Statistics, the region’s top names were Harry for boys and Amelia for girls.

Here are the top 20 girl names and top 20 boy names of 2012:

Top Girl Names Top Boy Names
1. Amelia
2. Olivia
3. Jessica
4. Emily
5. Lily
6. Ava
7. Mia
8. Isla
9. Sophie
10. Isabella
11. Evie
12. Ruby
13. Poppy
14. Grace
15. Sophia
16. Chloe
17. Isabelle
18. Ella
19. Freya
20. Charlotte
1. Harry
2. Oliver
3. Jack
4. Charlie
5. Jacob
6. Thomas
7. Alfie
8. Riley
9. William
10. James
11. Joshua
12. George
13. Ethan
14. Noah
15. Samuel
16. Daniel
17. Oscar
18. Max
19. Muhammad
20. Leo

The England-only top 20 included all of the above except for Archie (not Leo) on the boys’ side.

The Wales-only top 20 included Dylan, Mason, Logan, Tyler and Isaac (not Samuel, Daniel, Oscar, Max or Muhammad) for boys and Seren, Megan, Ffion and Layla (not Isla, Chloe, Freya or Charlotte) for girls.

Newbies to the England and Wales top 100 are…

  • Hugo, Sonny, Seth, Elliott, Theodore, Rory and Ellis for boys. (Out are Joel, Hayden, John, Ashton, Jackson, Ben and Reece.)
  • Mollie, Ivy, Darcey, Tilly, Sara and Violet for girls. (Out are Lexie, Lauren, Rebecca, Tia, Nicola and Kayla.)

Here’s a selection of names from the other end of the list (each given to 10 babies or fewer):

Rare Girl Names Rare Boy Names
Ambreen, Anest, Arrietty, Arzoo, Bowie, Charvi, Cressida, Csenge, Delyth, Devoiry, Eveie, Flourish, Gwenno, Liepa, Llio, Lliwen, Loveday, Mayameen, Mazvita, Migle, Makanaka, Ocean-Blu, Pip, Senuli, Strawberry, Testimony, Tiggy, Tulsi Alieu, Atreyu, Bede, Betzalel, Boston, Cavalli, Celt, Cem, Connah, Croyde, Dacre, Exodus, His, Huckleberry, James-Dean, Jools, Jovi, Louix, MD., Messiah, Motty, Neyo, Nuh, Nuno, Papa, Peregrine, Platon, Reco, Rhome, Soul, Ting, Tirth, Ugnius, Wing, Winner

Finally, here are some older posts with the 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 lists of most popular names in England & Wales.

Source: Baby Names, England and Wales, 2012 (ONS)

Family in England with 16 Children

The Radfords — Noel and Sue of Morecambe, Lancashire, plus their 16 kids — are thought to be Britain’s biggest family.

In order from oldest to youngest, the names of all 16 Radford children are…

  1. Chris, 23
  2. Sophie, 18
  3. Chloe, 17
  4. Jack, 15
  5. Daniel, 13
  6. Luke, 11
  7. Millie, 10
  8. Katie, 9
  9. James, 8
  10. Ellie, 7
  11. Aimee, 6
  12. Josh, 4
  13. Max, 3
  14. Tilly May, 2
  15. Oscar, 1
  16. Casper, one month

Which of the 16 names is your favorite?

Want to read about other large families? I’ve blogged about families with 9 kids, 12 kids, 14 kids, 15 kids, 16 kids, 17 kids, 18 kids, 18 kids, 18 kids, 19 kids, 20 kids, 20 kids, 21 kids and 22 kids.

Source: Britain’s biggest family increases as mother gives birth to 16th child

Baby Girl Born in Kia Carens, Named Kia

Samantha Smyth didn’t make it to Poole Hospital in Dorset, England in time for the birth of her daughter. She ended up giving birth in the back seat of her mother’s Kia Carens in the wee hours of 15 November 2009.

The baby girl, who was going to be called Tilly, was named Kia in honor of her unusual birthplace. Samantha noted:

I don’t think we would have used Volkswagen or Citroen.

Several days after Kia’s birth, Kia Motors generously gave the young family a Kia Carens of their very own.

Sources: Baby born in car named after vehicle, Baby Kia brings family happiness and a car, Newborn Baby Named After The Kia Carens

(Want to see other car names?)

Tastes in Baby Names – United States vs. England

What are the differences between the U.S. and England in terms of baby-naming preferences?

Here are some trends I noticed looking at the 100 most popular girl and boy names for each country:

  • New vs. Old

Parents in the U.S. embraced modern names (Brayden, Chase, Kayla, Kaylee, Mackenzie, Makayla), whereas those in England tended to opt for more old-fashioned names (Eleanor, Eloise, Elliot, Harriet, Harvey, Imogen).

  • Cultural Influence

A large number of Spanish names (Alejandro, Carlos, Diego, Juan, Luis, Miguel) were given to U.S. boys, whereas smaller numbers of Irish, Muslim, Scottish, Welsh, Nordic and French names (Niamh, Mohammad, Callum, Rhys, Freya, Amelie) were given to both boys and girls in England.

  • Nickname-names in England

Nicknames were very popular as given names for English boys (Alfie, Archie, Ben, Billy, Charlie, Freddie, Sam) and girls (Abbie, Demi, Ellie, Libby, Millie, Tilly).

  • Religious Names in the U.S.

Both biblical names (Caleb, Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jesus, Mary) and generally religious names (Angel, Christian, Neveah, Trinity) were common in the U.S.

In truth, though, the top names for each country were largely similar. Going by exact spellings, the two lists of girl names had 37 names in common, and the two lists of boy names had 49 names in common.

Finally, here are a few other little things I noticed:

  • Morgan was in the top 100 for U.S. girls, English girls, and English boys last year — almost a Grand Slam. :)
  • In terms of season names, English parents prefer Summer and U.S. parents prefer Autumn.
  • Victoria ranked in the U.S., but not in England–ironic, no?

(A recent comment by Tirzah was the inspiration for this post.)