Top 100 baby names in England and Wales (2016)

The rank of baby girl name Olivia from 1996 to 2017 in England and Wales
 

In 2016, there were more than 696,000 live births in England and Wales. With nearly 64,000 distinct names chosen for them, it's interesting to see how relatively stable the top names have stayed over recent years.

Oliver (with (6623 births) remains the most popular by boy name in England and Wales in 2016, on top since 2013. Olivia (with 5017 births) was the most popular first name, replacing Amelia, which has been the most popular girls' name since 2011.

New entries in top 10: Lily replaced Poppy and Muhammad replaced William.

There were 6 new entries into the top 100 most popular boys' names: Albie, Arlo, Ezra, Finn, Jasper and Jesse. These replaced Callum, Connor, Jamie, Kian, Seth and Sonny.

There were 4 new entries in the top 100 most popular girls' names: Felicity, Iris, Luna and Lydia. These replaced Bethany, Katie, Lacey and Hollie.

The list was last updated on March 16, 2018

Top 100 baby names
England and Wales (2016)
Rank Baby Boys Baby Girls
1Oliver (6623)Olivia (5017) +1
2Harry (5284) +1Amelia (4777) -1
3George (5263) +1Emily (3551)
4Jack (4751) -2Isla (3476)
5Jacob (4485)Ava (3285)
6Noah (4305) +1Isabella (2729) +2
7Charlie (4190) -1Lily (2722) +6
8Muhammad (3908) +4Jessica (2703) -1
9Thomas (3898)Ella (2702) -3
10Oscar (3894)Mia (2662) -1
11William (3819) -3Sophia (2636) +1
12James (3580) -1Charlotte (2596) +13
13Leo (3563) +2Poppy (2506) -3
14Alfie (3555)Sophie (2505) -3
15Henry (3527) -2Grace (2498) -1
16Joshua (3495)Evie (2487) -1
17Freddie (3287)Alice (2264) +7
18Archie (2791) +1Scarlett (2096) -2
19Ethan (2722) -1Freya (2079) +2
20Isaac (2662)Florence (2072) +3
21Alexander (2567) +1Isabelle (2066) -2
22Joseph (2506) -1Daisy (2020) -2
23Edward (2429) +3Chloe (1980) -5
24Samuel (2413) -1Phoebe (1975) -2
25Max (2405) +3Matilda (1915) +2
26Logan (2335) -1Ruby (1904) -9
27Lucas (2332)Evelyn (1877) +1
28Daniel (2290) -4Sienna (1815) -2
29Theo (2279) +4Sofia (1683) +2
30Arthur (2270) +7Eva (1641) -1
31Mohammed (2228) -2Elsie (1574) +2
32Harrison (2220)Willow (1536) +9
33Benjamin (2153) -3Ivy (1509) +9
34Mason (2131) -3Millie (1456) -4
35Finley (2022) +1Esme (1416) +3
36Sebastian (1990) -1Rosie (1403)
37Adam (1815) +1Imogen (1400) -3
38Dylan (1784)Elizabeth (1384) +1
39Zachary (1670) +2Maya (1374) -2
40Riley (1556)Layla (1358) -5
41Teddy (1491) +1Emilia (1356) +4
42Theodore (1484) +3Lola (1298) -2
43David (1461)Lucy (1273) -11
44Elijah (1412) +2Harper (1256) +19
45Jake (1405) -11Eliza (1226) +4
46Toby (1400) -2Erin (1212) -3
47Louie (1380) +16Eleanor (1147) +7
48Reuben (1322) +3Ellie (1142) -1
49Arlo (1285) +53*Harriet (1132) +7
50Hugo (1234) +5Thea (1132) +9
51Jaxon (1161) +29Maisie (1111) +2
52Luca (1144) +1Holly (1098) -8
53Matthew (1110) -6Emma (1080) +7
54Harvey (1102) -4Georgia (1078) -2
55Harley (1083) -3Amber (1066) +2
56Reggie (1083) +36Molly (1041) -10
57Tommy (1066) +3Hannah (1033) -2
58Jenson (1064) -10Abigail (1023) -7
59Luke (1056) -1Jasmine (1018) -11
60Michael (1056) -5Lilly (1014) -10
61Jayden (1050) -12Annabelle (1009) -1
62Jude (1047) -1Rose (974) +3
63Frankie (1029) -6Penelope (972) +6
64Albert (1028) +8Amelie (964) -2
65Stanley (1019) -6Violet (959) +3
66Elliot (999) +7Bella (946) -8
67Gabriel (995) -2Aria (926) +33
68Mohammad (948)Zara (876) +4
69Ollie (923) +8Maria (853) +4
70Ronnie (921) +13Nancy (842) +1
71Louis (911) +7Darcie (791) +3
72Charles (910) -6Lottie (782) +6
73Blake (893) -11Anna (779) -3
74Elliott (892) -3Summer (760) -8
75Lewis (884) -19Martha (756) -8
76Frederick (874)Heidi (752) +4
77Nathan (872) -13Gracie (744) -13
78Tyler (863) -8Luna (715) +52*
79Jackson (858) +3Maryam (711) -4
80Rory (856) -6Beatrice (685) +13
81Ryan (855) -12Mila (679) -2
82Carter (839) +12Darcey (662) -5
83Dexter (831) -4Megan (658) -7
84Alex (813) -9Iris (648) +18*
85Austin (812) +4Lexi (626) -4
86Caleb (810) +13Robyn (622) -2
87Kai (794) -1Aisha (617) +1
88Albie (788) +19*Clara (611) +3
89Ellis (783) +1Francesca (611) -5
90Bobby (775) -23Sara (606) -3
91Ezra (763) +36*Victoria (586) +1
92Leon (737) -7Zoe (584) -3
93Roman (737) -4Julia (578) -7
94Jesse (723) +16*Arabella (577) +1
95Aaron (704) -8Maddison (576) +2
96Ibrahim (701)Sarah (572)
97Liam (698) -16Felicity (570) +14*
98Jasper (683) +6*Darcy (566) -9
99Felix (666) -4Leah (564) -1
100Finn (650) +26*Lydia (563) +3*
Source: UK Office for National Statistics * new entry

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