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Baby Names

For the third year running OLIVER was the most popular boys name, while AMELIA was the most popular girls name, which it has been since 2011.

There were six new entries in the top 100 most popular girls’ names in 2015: Penelope, Mila, Clara, Arabella, Maddison and Aria.

These replaced Lydia, Faith, Mollie, Brooke, Isabel and Amy. Within the girls’ top 100, Aria showed the largest rise, gaining 70 places to number 100. Katie, down 22 places to number 99, showed the largest fall.

For the boys there are four new entries in the top 100: Jaxon, Roman, Reggie and Carter.

These replaced Owen, Robert, Joey and Finlay which were in the top 100 in 2014. Within the boys’ top 100, Jaxon showed the largest rise, up 35 places to number 80. Kian, down 44 places to number 98, showed the largest fall.

You can see the full report from the ONS here