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Last year’s most popular baby names – as traditional names fall out of favor

Influenced by popular culture and tradition, the annual list of the most popular baby names compiled by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is interesting read.

Was your name in the top 50?

There was a time when it seemed like every class in every school had at least one Charlie, but it seems that may not be the case now.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), traditional baby names are losing popularity, it seems.

Earlier this year, the organization released its annual figures on the most popular baby names in England and Wales for 2020, and it provided some insightful reading.

It can be a bit sad for the older generation too – especially for everyone named Keith, Colin, Keith, Graham and Christine and Jane, with less than 30 parents registering children with that name in 2020.

But some names remain very popular, like Amelia and Isla, while Jack and James are newborn favorites.

The top pick for new parents hasn’t changed this year – with Olivia and Oliver number one in England and Wales for the eighth year in a row.

But data shows age influences choice, with moms aged 35 and over choosing more traditional names, while young moms often opt for more modern and abbreviated names.

And parents are often influenced by popular culture – with shows like Sex Education influencing choices.







Naughty sitcom Sex Education has influenced parents
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The Top 10 list changed slightly from the previous year, with Grace and Freya being eliminated in favor of Ivy and Rosie.

After the birth of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s son Archie, his name climbed 10 places from 19th to ninth.

Meanwhile, Charlie was knocked out of the top 10 for boys and slipped to 12th place, marking the first time he hasn’t been in the top 10 since 2005.







Meghan and Harry with their son Archie, whose name has grown in popularity
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Milo and Otis, jumped 20 spots – potentially influenced by the hit Netflix show.

ONS’s Sian Bradford said: “Oliver and Olivia have retained the top spots as the most popular boy and girl names in 2020, but some interesting changes have taken place below them.

“We continue to see the age of mothers having an impact on the choice of baby name.

“Archie jumped into the top 10 for boy names for the first time, led by younger mothers as well as the obvious royal connection, while on the girls’ side Ivy rose to sixth.







ONS data revealed the year’s most popular picks
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Popular culture continues to be a source of inspiration for baby names, whether they are characters from our favorite show or fashionable celebrities.

“Maeve and Otis, characters from the popular Sex Education program, saw their popularity rise in 2020, while Margot’s name has risen rapidly since actress Margot Robbie appeared in the popular movie The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Top 50 female first names in England and Wales

1. OLIVIA
2. AMELIA
3. ISLA
4. AVA
5. MIA
6. IVY
7. LILY
8. ISABELLE
9. ROSIE
10. SOPHIE
11. GRACE
12. FREYA
13. WILLOW
14. FLORENCE
15. EMILY
16. SHE
17. POPPY
18. EVIE
19. ELSIE
20. CHARLOTTE
21. EVELYNE
22. SIENA
23. SOFIA
24. MARGARET
25. PHOEBE
26. SOPHIE
27. ALICE
28. HARPER
29. MATILDE
30. RUBIES
31. EMILIA
32. MAYA
33. MILLIE
34. ISABELLE
35. EVA
36. MOON
37. JESSICA
38. ADA
39. ARIA
40. ARABELLA
41. MAISIE
42. ESME
43. ELIZA
44. PENELOPE
45. BONNIE
46. ​​CHLOÉ
47. MILA
48. PURPLE
49. HALLIE
50. SCARLET

Top 50 male names in England and Wales

1. OLIVE TREE
2. GEORGES
3. ARTHUR
4. NOAH
5. MUHAMMAD
6. LION
7. OSCAR
8. HARRY
9. ARCHIE
10. JACK
11. HENRI
12. CHARLIE
13. Freddie
14. THEODORUS
15. THOMAS
16. FINLEY
17. THEO
18. ALFIE
19. JACOB
20. WILLIAM
21. ISAAC
22. TOMMY
23. JOSHUE
24. JAMES
25. LUCAS
26. ALEXANDER
27. ARLO
28. ROMAN
29. EDWARD
30. ELIE
31. Teddy bear
32. MOHAMED
33. MAXIMUM
34. ADAM
35. ALBIE
36. ETHAN
37. LOGAN
38. JOSEPH
39. SEBASTIEN
40. BENJAMIN
41. HARRISON
42. MASON
43. RORY
44. REUBEN
45. LUCAS
46. ​​LOUIE
47. SAMUEL
48. REGGIE
49. JAXON
50. DANIEL

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