Revealed: The most popular baby names of 2017

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Published at 11:21am 21st September 2018.

Sarah's dropped out of the top 100 for the first time since records began...

Oliver and Olivia remain the most popular baby names in England and Wales..

The latest list, from the Office for National Statistics, also shows Leo and Poppy entered the top 10 for the first time.

There were two new entries into the top 100 most popular boys’ names in 2017 for England and Wales: Hunter and Ralph.

The two names replaced Aaron and Jasper from the top 100 in 2016.

This is the first time Hunter has been in the top 100 boys’ names, Ralph last appeared in the top 100 in 1944.

Sarah, the most popular girls' name throughout much of the '70s and '80s is out of the top 100 for the first time since records began in 1904! 

In 2017, there were 679,106 live births in England and Wales.

Top 10 names for baby boys, 2017:

1 OLIVER

2 HARRY

3 GEORGE

4 NOAH

5 JACK

6 JACOB

7 LEO

8 OSCAR

9 CHARLIE

10 MUHAMMAD 

 

Top 10 names for baby girls, 2017:

1 OLIVIA

2 AMELIA

3 ISLA

4 AVA

5 EMILY

6 ISABELLA

7 MIA

8 POPPY

9 ELLA

10 LILY 

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