Top 100 baby names in England & Wales (2014)

Oliver and Amelia were the most popular first names given to babies born in England and Wales in 2014. Amelia has been in the top spot since 2011, while Oliver has been number one since 2013.

Baby names in England & Wales, compared to 2013

Boys: Kian showed the largest rise within the top 100, gaining 41 places to reach number 54. Teddy (up 20 places to 66), Theodore (up 19 places to 59), Elijah (up 16 places to 53), Albert (up 15 places to 84) and Freddie (up 15 places to 20) were also high climbers within the top 100.

Girls: Aisha showed the largest rise within the top 100, gaining 18 places to number 76. Elsie and Heidi (up 15 places to 32 and 84 respectively), Evelyn (up 14 places to 31), and Eliza, Georgia, Ivy and Darcey (up 12 places to 47, 48, 54 and 72 respectively) were also high climbers within the top 100.

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Top baby names of 2014 for babies in England and Wales

Most popular girl names
in England and Wales
Most popular boy names
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  1. Amelia
  2. Olivia
  3. Isla
  4. Emily
  5. Poppy
  6. Ava
  7. Isabella
  8. Jessica
  9. Lily
  10. Sophie
  11. Grace
  12. Sophia
  13. Mia
  14. Evie
  15. Ruby
  16. Ella
  17. Scarlett
  18. Isabelle
  19. Chloe
  20. Sienna
  21. Freya
  22. Phoebe
  23. Charlotte
  24. Daisy
  25. Alice
  26. Florence
  27. Eva
  28. Sofia
  29. Millie
  30. Lucy
  31. Evelyn
  32. Elsie
  33. Rosie
  34. Imogen
  35. Lola
  36. Matilda
  37. Elizabeth
  38. Layla
  39. Holly
  40. Lilly
  41. Molly
  42. Erin
  43. Ellie
  44. Maisie
  45. Maya
  46. Abigail
  47. Eliza
  48. Georgia
  49. Jasmine
  50. Esme
  51. Willow
  52. Bella
  53. Annabelle
  54. Ivy
  55. Amber
  56. Emilia
  57. Emma
  58. Summer
  59. Hannah
  60. Eleanor
  61. Harriet
  62. Rose
  63. Amelie
  64. Lexi
  65. Megan
  66. Gracie
  67. Zara
  68. Lacey
  69. Martha
  70. Anna
  71. Violet
  72. Darcey
  73. Maria
  74. Maryam
  75. Brooke
  76. Aisha
  77. Katie
  78. Leah
  79. Thea
  80. Darcie
  81. Hollie
  82. Amy
  83. Mollie
  84. Heidi
  85. Lottie
  86. Bethany
  87. Francesca
  88. Faith
  89. Harper
  90. Nancy
  91. Beatrice
  92. Isabel
  93. Darcy
  94. Lydia
  95. Sarah
  96. Sara
  97. Julia
  98. Victoria
  99. Zoe
  100. Robyn
  1. Oliver
  2. Jack
  3. Harry
  4. Jacob
  5. Charlie
  6. Thomas
  7. George
  8. Oscar
  9. James
  10. William
  11. Noah
  12. Alfie
  13. Joshua
  14. Muhammad
  15. Henry
  16. Leo
  17. Archie
  18. Ethan
  19. Joseph
  20. Freddie
  21. Samuel
  22. Alexander
  23. Logan
  24. Daniel
  25. Isaac
  26. Max
  27. Mohammed
  28. Benjamin
  29. Mason
  30. Lucas
  31. Edward
  32. Harrison
  33. Jake
  34. Dylan
  35. Riley
  36. Finley
  37. Theo
  38. Sebastian
  39. Adam
  40. Zachary
  41. Arthur
  42. Toby
  43. Jayden
  44. Luke
  45. Harley
  46. Lewis
  47. Tyler
  48. Harvey
  49. Matthew
  50. David
  51. Reuben
  52. Michael
  53. Elijah
  54. Kian
  55. Tommy
  56. Mohammad
  57. Blake
  58. Luca
  59. Theodore
  60. Stanley
  61. Jenson
  62. Nathan
  63. Charles
  64. Frankie
  65. Jude
  66. Teddy
  67. Louie
  68. Louis
  69. Ryan
  70. Hugo
  71. Bobby
  72. Elliott
  73. Dexter
  74. Ollie
  75. Alex
  76. Liam
  77. Kai
  78. Gabriel
  79. Connor
  80. Aaron
  81. Frederick
  82. Callum
  83. Elliot
  84. Albert
  85. Leon
  86. Ronnie
  87. Rory
  88. Jamie
  89. Austin
  90. Seth
  91. Ibrahim
  92. Owen
  93. Caleb
  94. Ellis
  95. Sonny
  96. Robert
  97. Joey
  98. Felix
  99. Finlay
  100. Jackson

There are a number of possible reasons why the popularity of baby names change over time. The popularity of names can be influenced by names of famous figures or current celebrities and what they name their own babies. However, it can also be influenced by other factors such as the religious, cultural and/or ethnic identities of parents or the names of family, friends or fictional characters.

As such, there is a great diversity of baby names. In 2014, there were 695,233 live births in England and Wales (ONS, 2014), with over 27,000 different boys’ names and over 35,000 different girls’ names registered. The top 10 names only account for 12% of all names in 2014.

Source: The Office for National Statistics (ONS), United Kingdom




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