Revealed: the most popular baby names in the UK

Expecting couples are sure to check this list to ensure their baby name is on trend. Scroll down for the full lists of top 100 names.

Oliver has held onto the top spot as the most popular name for baby boys in the UK for the fourth year in a row, while Albie and Ezra entered into the top 100 for the first time.

Data for babies born in 2016, published today, also reveals that Olivia has knocked Amelia off the top spot as the country’s favourite name for girls.

Amelia had previously been in the top spot for girls born in England and Wales since 2011, while Oliver has been first for boys since 2013.

There were six new entries into the top 100 most popular boys’ names in 2016 for England and Wales: Albie, Arlo, Ezra, Finn, Jasper and Jesse. These replaced Callum, Connor, Jamie, Kian, Seth and Sonny, which were in the top 100 in 2015.

Meanwhile, the girls had four new entries into the list: Felicity, Iris, Luna and Lydia. These took the place of Bethany, Hollie, Katie and Lacey.

Harper was the girls’ name in the top 100 in 2016 with the biggest rise in popularity over the previous 10 years - possibly popularised by novelist Harper Lee and Harper Beckham.

Thestatistics were compiled from the names that parents recorded at birth registration across the country, which is a legal requirement.

London bucked the national trend for boys names, with Muhammad retaining the top spot for boys in the capital. For girls in the capital, Amelia emerged as the overall favourite.

A spokesman for the Office for National Statistics, which released the figures, said: "With over 696,000 babies born in England and Wales in 2016, and nearly 64,000 different names chosen for them, it's interesting how relatively stable the top 10 names have been over recent years.

"Olivia replaced Amelia as the most popular name for girls in 2016, returning to the top position it previously held between 2008 and 2010. Oliver remained the most popular name for baby boys born in 2016, having held the top spot since 2013.

"It is as you move down the rankings that you begin to notice social and cultural changes being reflected in name choices."

Top 100 boys' names

PositionNameNumber
1Oliver6,623
2Harry5,284
3George5,263
4Jack4,751
5Jacob4,485
6Noah4,305
7Charlie4,190
8Muhammad3,908
9Thomas3,898
10Oscar3,894
11William3,819
12James3,580
13Leo3,563
14Alfie3,555
15Henry3,527
16Joshua3,495
17Freddie3,287
18Archie2,791
19Ethan2,722
20Isaac2,662
21Alexander2,567
22Joseph2,506
23Edward2,429
24Samuel2,413
25Max2,405
26Logan2,335
27Lucas2,332
28Daniel2,290
29Theo2,279
30Arthur2,270
31Mohammed2,228
32Harrison2,220
33Benjamin2,153
34Mason2,131
35Finley2,022
36Sebastian1,990
37Adam1,815
38Dylan1,784
39Zachary1,670
40Riley1,556
41Teddy1,491
42Theodore1,484
43David1,461
44Elijah1,412
45Jake1,405
46Toby1,400
47Louie1,380
48Reuben1,322
49Arlo1,285
50Hugo1,234
51Jaxon1,161
52Luca1,144
53Matthew1,110
54Harvey1,102
55Harley1,083
55Reggie1,083
57Tommy1,066
58Jenson1,064
59Luke1,056
59Michael1,056
61Jayden1,050
62Jude1,047
63Frankie1,029
64Albert1,028
65Stanley1,019
66Elliot999
67Gabriel995
68Mohammad948
69Ollie923
70Ronnie921
71Louis911
72Charles910
73Blake893
74Elliott892
75Lewis884
76Frederick874
77Nathan872
78Tyler863
79Jackson858
80Rory856
81Ryan855
82Carter839
83Dexter831
84Alex813
85Austin812
86Caleb810
87Kai794
88Albie788
89Ellis783
90Bobby775
91Ezra763
92Leon737
92Roman737
94Jesse723
95Aaron704
96Ibrahim701
97Liam698
98Jasper683
99Felix666
100Finn650

Top 100 girls' names

PositionNameNumber
1Olivia5,017
2Amelia4,777
3Emily3,551
4Isla3,476
5Ava3,285
6Isabella2,729
7Lily2,722
8Jessica2,703
9Ella2,702
10Mia2,662
11Sophia2,636
12Charlotte2,596
13Poppy2,506
14Sophie2,505
15Grace2,498
16Evie2,487
17Alice2,264
18Scarlett2,096
19Freya2,079
20Florence2,072
21Isabelle2,066
22Daisy2,020
23Chloe1,980
24Phoebe1,975
25Matilda1,915
26Ruby1,904
27Evelyn1,877
28Sienna1,815
29Sofia1,683
30Eva1,641
31Elsie1,574
32Willow1,536
33Ivy1,509
34Millie1,456
35Esme1,416
36Rosie1,403
37Imogen1,400
38Elizabeth1,384
39Maya1,374
40Layla1,358
41Emilia1,356
42Lola1,298
43Lucy1,273
44Harper1,256
45Eliza1,226
46Erin1,212
47Eleanor1,147
48Ellie1,142
49Harriet1,132
49Thea1,132
62Rose974
63Penelope972
64Amelie964
65Violet959
66Bella946
67Aria926
68Zara876
69Maria853
70Nancy842
71Darcie791
72Lottie782
73Anna779
74Summer760
75Martha756
76Heidi752
77Gracie744
78Luna715
79Maryam711
80Beatrice685
81Mila679
82Darcey662
83Megan658
84Iris648
85Lexi626
86Robyn622
87Aisha617
88Clara611
88Francesca611
90Sara606
91Victoria586
92Zoe584
93Julia578
94Arabella577
95Maddison576
96Sarah572
97Felicity570
98Darcy566
99Leah564
100Lydia563


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