20 September 2017
The 100 most popular baby names in England and Wales for 2016 have been released by the Office for National Statistics.
The 100 most popular baby names in England and Wales for 2016 have been released by the Office for National Statistics. Explore how you're related to someone with our relationship calculator.
The annual bulletin shows the most popular first names chosen for babies born in England and Wales during 2016. Of the babies born in 2016, 13% of boys and 10% of girls were given a first name featuring in the top 10 names for the year.
- Olivia replaced Amelia as the most popular name for girls. Amelia has been the top name since 2011, when it took over from Olivia, the most popular name between 2008 and 2010. Amelia remained the most popular name in four English regions, with Olivia top in the remaining five, and in Wales
- Oliver remains the most popular name for boys for the fourth year in a row. It was the top name in six English regions and in Wales
- Muhammad was the most popular name in London and the West Midlands, and Harry in the North East in 2016
- Lily replaced Poppy in the top 10 girls’ names in 2016, compared with 2015 and Muhammad replaced William in the top 10 boys’ names