Baby names 2010 -
What were the favorites for
our little Darlings ?



There were 706,248 births in England & Wales over this period.26,800 different boys names were chosen, while 34,100 different names were given to girls.
In both the Boys & Girls lists. The top 10 names remain the same just in a different order.

Most popular 100 baby Boy names

most poular 100 baby boy names 2010

Top 20 Boys Names

1. Oliver - Up one from No.2(7364)
2. Jack - Down one from the top spot after 14 years (7090)
3. Harry - Up one from No.4 (6143)
4. Alfie - Up two from No,6 (5536)
5. Joshua - Non mover (5526)
6. Thomas - Down three from No.3(5520)
7. Charlie - Non mover(5409)
8. William -Up two from No.10(5247)
9. James - Non mover for the third year running(4544)
10. Daniel - Down two from No.8(4444)
11. George - Up one from No.12(4347)
12. Samuel - Down one from No.11(4314)
13. Ethan - Up two from No.15 (3729)
14. Joseph - Down one from No.13 (3613)
15. Benjamin - Up three from No.18 (3319)
16. Mohammed - non mover (3300)
17. Lucas - New entry (3276)
18. Jacob - Up two from No.20 (3214)
19. Dylan - Down two from No.17 (3201)
20. Archie - New entry (3069)

Alexander having made a brief appearance at No. 19 in last years top 20 dropped down to No.22 with 2,981 boys being given this name.
Lewis also dropped just below our top 20 at No. 21 with 3,008 being given this name.
Lucas & Archie were the two new entries this year.
My least favourite name of all time 'Jayden' is creeping slowly up and may put in an appearance in the top 20 in 2010.
I hope not! still, it's not me that has to live with it.
It's interesting to note that shortened versions of cirtain names have become popular whilst the full length versions of others remain favourites.
Archie not Archibald, Harry not Harold, Charlie not Charles. But Benjamin, Samuel & Joseph not Ben, Sam & Joe.
But where on earth did 'Lucas' come from? what was the influence that made new mums chose give their sons this name?
Any ideas? please let me know.




Most popular 100 baby Girl names

most popular 100 baby girl names in 2010

Top 20 Girls Names

1. Olivia - At the top for the second year (5201)
2. Ruby - Non mover (4555)
3. Chloe - Up three from No.6 (4479)
4. Emily - Down one from No.3 (4462)
5. Sophie - Up two from No.7 (4452)
6. Jessica - Down 2 from No.4 (4291)
7. Grace - Down three from No.4 (4208)
8. Lily - Non mover (3967)
9. Amelia - Non mover (3625)
10. Evie - Non mover (3389)
11. Mia - Non mover (2836)
12. Ava - New entry (2827)
13. Ella - Down one from No.12 (2818)
14. Charlotte - Down one from No.13 (2778)
15. Isabella - Up three from No.18 (2607)
16. Lucy - Down two from No.14 (2597)
17. Isabelle - non mover (2564)
18. Daisy - New entry (2449)
19. Holly - New entry (2263)
20. Megan - Down 5 from No.17 (2250)

Ava is the highest placed of three new entries into this years top 20 having move up nine places from No.23.
Hannah, Ellie & Katie have dropped out of out top 20. but i have a feeling that Kate or Catherine may make a re-appearance in the next couple of years.

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