21 September 2018

England and Wales Baby Names 2017

The Office of National Statistics have published an analysis of baby names chosen in 2017 in England and Wales.

348,071 newborn boys were given one of 28,222 unique names. The top three were Oliver, Harry and George.

331,035 newborn girls received one of 35,475 unique names, over 7,000 extra unique names than those given to boys. The top three girls’ names in 2017 were Olivia, Amelia and Isla.

There's considerable volatility in the popularity of names geographically and over the years.

If you'd like to explore further try:

Baby names in England and Wales
Released on 21 September 2018

Baby names: where you live could shape what you call your baby
Released on 21 September 2018

Baby names since 1904: how has yours performed?
Released on 2 September 2016

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