Most popular baby names in 2012 were Harry and Amelia
12 August 2013
According to statistics from the Office of National Statistics, the most popular baby names in England and Wales in 2012 were Harry and Amelia - the same as in 2011 - with over 7,000 babies given those names.
The top 5 boys' names were: Harry, Oliver, Jack, Charlie and Jacob.
The top 5 girls' names were: Amelia, Olivia, Jessica, Emily and Lily
Despite over 28,000 boys' names and 36,000 girls' names being registered, the top 100 stayed remarkably stable.
There were just seven new entries in the top 100 boys' names: Elliott, Ellis, Hugo, Rory, Seth, Sonny and Elliott (replacing Ashton, Ben, Jackson, Joel, John, Hayden and Reece).
In the girls' list, Darcey, Ivy, Mollie, Sara, Tilly and Violet replaced Kayla, Lauren, Lexie, Nicole, Rebecca and Tia.
The top 10 names accounted for over 13% of the 729,000 recorded births in 2012. 5 of the top 10 boys' names were also in the top 10 a decade ago, whilst 4 of the top 10 girls' names are still holding on to their top slot now.
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