The Channel Islands are an archipelago located in the English Channel, close to the coast of France. They are divided into two territories, Jersey and Guernsey, and residents of both regions are considered British citizens (even though the regions themselves are not officially part of the UK).
The territory of Jersey coincides with the archipelago’s most populous island, Jersey, while the territory of Guernsey includes several of the less populous islands: Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, and Herm.
Last year, Jersey welcomed a total of 835 babies — 371 girls and 464 boys. Here are Jersey’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2022:
A year earlier, the top names in Jersey were Sienna and Arthur.
(In future years, baby names in Jersey may be affected by an amendment enacted in March of 2023 that allows the island’s Superintendent Registrar to refuse to register any name that “might cause mistake, confusion, or embarrassment to the child.”)
Last year, Guernsey welcomed “just over 500 babies.” Here are Guernsey’s top girl names and top boy names of 2022:
Ava, 9 baby girls
“In three cases it was hyphenated with another name.”
Evelyn, 5 (tie)
Isabelle/Isabella, 5 (tie)
Beatrice/Beatrix/Beatrise, 4 (7-way tie)
Eden, 4 (7-way tie)
Emilia, 4 (7-way tie)
Isla, 4 (7-way tie)
Ivy, 4 (7-way tie)
Phoebe, 4 (7-way tie)
Orla, 4 (7-way tie)
Freddie, 5 baby boys (tie)
Jack, 5 (tie)
Finley/Finlay, 4 (5-way tie)
Jackson, 4 (5-way tie)
James, 4 (5-way tie)
Oscar, 4 (5-way tie)
Rory, 4 (5-way tie)
Alexander, 3 (12-way tie)
Alfie, 3 (12-way tie)
Arlo, 3 (12-way tie)
Arthur, 3 (12-way tie)
Elijah, 3 (12-way tie)
Ethan, 3 (12-way tie)
Harry, 3 (12-way tie)
Leo, 3 (12-way tie)
Noah, 3 (12-way tie)
Rudy, 3 (12-way tie)
Theo, 3 (12-way tie)
Tommy/Tommie, 3 (12-way tie)
A year earlier, the top names in Guernsey were Olivia and a tie between Luca and Theodore. (In 2022, Olivia was given to 3 girls, Luca to a single boy, and Theodore wasn’t used at all.)
My source also mentioned that…
Poppy, Emily, Edie, Luna, Imogen, and Tilly were given to 3 baby girls each, Charlotte was given to 2 baby girls, and Amelia and Penelope were given to 1 baby girl each.
Archie and Frederick were given to 2 baby boys each, and Henry and Thomas were given to 1 baby boy each.
Below are hundreds of baby names with a numerological value of 6.
What do I mean by that?
Well, in numerology, you substitute each letter in a word with that letter’s ordinal value in the alphabet. (The letter B has a value of 2, for instance, because it’s the second letter.) Then you add those ordinal values together to come up with a total. Lastly, you add the digits of that total together to obtain a numerological value.
Here’s an example: The letters in the name Ian have the values 9, 1, and 14. Added together, these values equal 24. And the digits of 24 added together equal 6.
All of the “6” names below are sub-categorized by totals — just in case any of those larger numbers are significant to anyone. Within each group you’ll find some of the most popular “6” names per gender (according to the most recent set of U.S. baby name rankings).
The letters in the following baby names add up to 6.
Girl name (6)
Boy names (6)
6 via 15
The letters in the following baby names add up to 15, which reduces to six (1+5=6).
Girl names (6 via 15)
Boy names (6 via 15)
Aida, Alaa, Adia, An, Ama
Jad, Aadi, Gabe, An, Ej
6 via 24
The letters in the following baby names add up to 24, which reduces to six (2+4=6).
Boy Names 1. Oliver 2. George 3. Harry 4. Jack 5. Arthur 6. Alfie 7. Oscar 8. Jacob 9. Muhammed 10. Benjamin
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.