Most popular baby names in Wealden

The Office for National Statistics has published an analysis of the most popular names for boys and girls in 2017.

Oliver remained the most popular first name given to boys in England and Wales, a position held since 2013.  Royal references continue with Harry and George remaining in second and third places.

Olivia is the popular first name given to girls in 2017, with Amelia in second place and Isla moved up to third.

Leo replaced Thomas in the top 10 for boys, whilst Hunter and Ralph replaced Aaron and Jasper in the top 100 in 2017.  This is the first time Hunter has been in the top 100 boys’ names, Ralph last appeared in the top 100 in 1944.

There were six new entries in the top 100 most popular girls’ names: Aurora, Orla, Edith, Bonnie, Lyla and Hallie. These replaced Lexi, Zoe, Maddison, Sarah, Felicity and Lydia.  This is the first appearance in the top 100 girls’ names for all except Edith, which was last present in the top 100 in 1934.

In Wealden last year 1,279 babies were born, 676 boys and 603 girls, with Jack proving the most popular name for boys and Isla for girls.

A baby names comparison tool has been developed by Anna Powell-Smith using ONS data.  You can type names in the box to explore trends in baby names.

Tables showing the number of girls and boys babies born in 2017 given the first name in Wealden:

ISLA 15
OLIVIA 14
FLORENCE 12
CHARLOTTE 10
ISABELLE 9
POPPY 9
AVA 8
EMILY 8
GRACE 8
MIA 8
ROSIE 8
SOPHIE 8
ELLA 7
IMOGEN 7
JESSICA 7
PHOEBE 7
AMBER 6
LILY 6
MATILDA 6
AMELIA 5
EVA 5
EVELYN 5
SCARLETT 5
SIENNA 5
SOPHIA 5
CHLOE 4
ELEANOR 4
ELSIE 4
EMILIA 4
MAISIE 4
PENELOPE 4
ROSE 4
WILLOW 4
ALICE 3
FRANCESCA 3
GRACIE 3
HANNAH 3
HARPER 3
ISABELLA 3
IVY 3
LOLA 3
LUCY 3
LYLA 3
MEGAN 3
MILA 3
MILLIE 3
SUMMER 3
THEA 3
VIOLET 3
JACK 17
OLIVER 16
THOMAS 16
JACOB 12
NOAH 12
OSCAR 12
THEO 12
HENRY 11
GEORGE 10
JOSHUA 10
LEO 10
ARCHIE 9
ARTHUR 9
CHARLIE 9
EDWARD 8
FREDDIE 8
HARRY 8
MASON 8
WILLIAM 8
ALBERT 7
ALFIE 7
DYLAN 7
ETHAN 7
JOSEPH 7
ARLO 6
BENJAMIN 6
FREDERICK 6
JAMES 6
LOGAN 6
REUBEN 6
STANLEY 6
TEDDY 6
HUGO 5
SAMUEL 5
THEODORE 5
ALEXANDER 4
CALEB 4
FELIX 4
FINLEY 4
HARRISON 4
JENSON 4
LUCA 4
LUCAS 4
RILEY 4
ALBIE 3
AUSTIN 3
DANIEL 3
ELLIOTT 3
EZRA 3
FINN 3
GABRIEL 3
ISAAC 3
JAXON 3
MATTHEW 3
MAX 3

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