This Map of England and Wales Reveals the Most Popular Baby Names by Region

This Map of England and Wales Reveals the Most Popular Baby Names by Region

This Map of England and Wales Reveals the Most Popular Baby Names by Region

Earlier this week, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released their 2020 report of the most popular baby names in England and Wales. The latest report revealed the most popular first name for baby boys and girls in 2020 using birth registration data. 

To make the information more digestible, Bella Baby has created two interactive maps below that show the most popular boys name by region, and the most popular girls name by region. 

If you are looking for some inspiration when it comes to naming your little one, why not take a look at these Autumn-inspired baby names. 

MOST POPULAR BOYS NAME BY REGION 

The 2020 report by the ONS revealed that the name 'Oliver' remained the most popular name for boys in England and Wales for the fifth consecutive year. However, the name Archie shot up in popularity and replaced Charlie in the top 20 boys names, and we can't help but think the royals played a big part in this. 

You can view the full report here. 

MOST POPULAR GIRLS NAME BY REGION 

The report also revealed that 'Olivia' remained the most popular name for girls in England and Wales for the fifth consecutive year. However, the names 'Ivy' and 'Rosie' were knocked of the top ten spots this year and were replaced with 'Grace' and 'Freya'.

You can view the full report here. 

Siân Bradford, Vital Statistics Outputs Branch for the Office for National Statistics added, "Oliver and Olivia were the most popular baby names in 2020 across England and Wales. Oliver has remained at the top for the past eight years, while Olivia has been the top girls’ name for five years in a row. Since 2010, Ivy has risen 221 places to become the sixth most popular girls name in England and Wales in 2020. Ivy and Rosie entered the top 10 for the first time, replacing Grace and Freya.

Arthur and Noah have seen an increase in popularity over the last two decades both rising over 200 places in the ranks to the boys’ top five in 2019 and 2017 respectively (Figure 1). In 2020, Archie entered the top 10 for the first time replacing Charlie. This is the first time Charlie has not been in the top 10 since 2005.

In 2020, the largest movers into the top 100 boys’ names in England and Wales were Milo (80th) and Otis (96th), both rising 28 places since 2019. Maeve has risen 124 places since 2019 and was the largest new entry into the top 100 girls’ names (94th) in England and Wales for 2020."

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