Top 10 Baby Names

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This page has the top 10 baby names in England for the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

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Top 10 Baby Names for England 2012 (source Office National Statistics)

See the original spreadsheet data at the Office for National Statistics website.

Boys

1	HARRY 
2	OLIVER 
3	JACK 
4	CHARLIE 
5	JACOB 
6	THOMAS 
7	ALFIE 
8	RILEY 
9	WILLIAM 
10	JAMES 
	

Girls

AMELIA 
OLIVIA 
JESSICA 
EMILY 
LILY 
AVA 
ISLA 
SOPHIE 
MIA 
ISABELLA 
	

Top 10 Baby Names for England 2011 (source Office National Statistics)

Boys

1	HARRY 
2	OLIVER 
3	JACK 
4	CHARLIE 
5	ALFIE 
6	THOMAS 
7	JAMES 
8	JACOB 
9	JOSHUA 
10	WILLIAM 
	

Girls

	AMELIA 
	OLIVIA 
	LILY 
	JESSICA 
	EMILY 
	SOPHIE 
	GRACE 
	RUBY 
	AVA 
	ISABELLA 
	

Baby Names (UK)

This page from the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) lists the top 10 baby names (UK).

The ONS categorise name popularity as a "social trend" and have an extensive online database of different trends. The ONS also have an Excel spreadsheet of UK names for a select group of years although this isn't that detailed.

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Baby Names (USA)

The Social Security Administration in the USA keeps a record of every birth and record the most popular names (USA) on their website - the latest data is from 2009 and the searchable database is highly detailed. The SSA also let you download the top 1000 baby names (USA). Type in your name in this box and see what the popularity of your name is by year.

Top 10 Baby Names for England 2010 (source Office National Statistics)

Boys

1	OLIVER 
2	JACK 
3	HARRY 
4	ALFIE 
5	CHARLIE 
6	THOMAS 
7	WILLIAM 
8	JOSHUA 
9	GEORGE 
10	JAMES 
	

Girls

	OLIVIA 
	SOPHIE 
	EMILY 
	LILY 
	AMELIA 
	JESSICA 
	RUBY 
	CHLOE 
	GRACE 
	EVIE 
	

Vote for your favourite name

We've got our own little vote running since 13 June 2008. Click a name that you like to view the results. Choose your favourite girl and boy name.

Number of votes:



Link to boy's name poll
Link to girl's name poll

What is the most popular name?

What's the most popular babies name - as of this minute - here's one way to find out. We did a search of the best selling babies names alphabet sets and here's what we found...see our list below. This is a combined result for boys and girls.

Note: Our list will most likely not match yours, but it's an interesting non-mathematical method of determining the most popular children's names right as of this minute.

In order of most popular name first

Zoe/Toby

Zoe
#1 Zoe
Toby
#2 Toby

Jack/Joshua

Jack
#3 Jack
Joshua
#4 Joshua

Joseph/Jake

Joseph
#5 Joseph
Jake
#6 Jake

Skye/Jacob

Skye
#7 Skye
Jacob
#8 Jacob

Jade/Ashley

Jade
#9 Jade
Ashley
#10 Ashley

Other Popular Name Tags

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Top 10 Boys names popularity (2003 - 2008, UK)

  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
1JACKJACKJACKJACKJACKJACK
2JOSHUAJOSHUAJOSHUATHOMASTHOMASOLIVER
3THOMASTHOMASTHOMASJOSHUAOLIVERTHOMAS
4JAMESJAMESJAMESOLIVERJOSHUAHARRY
5DANIELDANIELOLIVERHARRYHARRYJOSHUA
6OLIVERSAMUELDANIELJAMESCHARLIEALFIE
7BENJAMINOLIVERSAMUELWILLIAMDANIELCHARLIE
8SAMUELWILLIAMWILLIAMSAMUELWILLIAMDANIEL
9WILLIAMBENJAMINHARRYDANIELJAMESJAMES
10JOSEPHJOSEPHJOSEPHCHARLIEALFIEWILLIAM

Original reference (now not working): Office of National Statistics (Boys names) - http://www.statistics.gov.uk/specials/babiesnames_boys.asp

Top 10 Girls names popularity (2003 - 2008, UK)

  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
1EMILYEMILYJESSICAOLIVIAGRACEOLIVIA
2ELLIEELLIEEMILYGRACERUBYRUBY
3CHLOEJESSICASOPHIEJESSICAOLIVIAEMILY
4JESSICASOPHIEOLIVIARUBYEMILYGRACE
5SOPHIECHLOECHLOEEMILYJESSICAJESSICA
6MEGANLUCYELLIESOPHIESOPHIECHLOE
7LUCYOLIVIAGRACECHLOECHLOESOPHIE
8OLIVIACHARLOTTELUCYLUCYLILYLILY
9CHARLOTTEKATIECHARLOTTELILYELLAAMELIA
10HANNAHMEGANKATIEELLIEAMELIAEVIE


Original reference: Office of National Statistics (girls names) - http://www.statistics.gov.uk/specials/babiesnames_girls.asp

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