Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Popular Baby Names In 2007

The list of the most popular baby names in 2007 in the UK has been announced. Jack is still the most popular baby boy's name in England and Wales, that's an incredible 13 years at the top for Jack! The most popular baby girl's name last year was Grace, displacing Olivia, last year's favourite, which fell to number 3. Ruby rose to second, a name that has sharply increased in popularity, rising from number 50 only 5 years ago.

In Scotland, the most popular baby boy's name was Lewis which retained top spot for the third year. Jack was a close second, with Callum third. Top of the baby girl's list was Sophie, followed by last year's favourite Emma.

In Northern Ireland the most popular baby names were Jack and Katie, the same two as the previous year.

Boy's names gaining in popularity in England and Wales included Alfie which moved up to number 10; Jayden, up 36 places to 32; Isaac up 13 at 42; and Theo up 19 to 73. New to the list were Louie and Zak. Boy's names falling down the table included Leo, Callum, Owen, Brandon and Bradley. Girl's names increasing in popularity included Imogen, up 14 at 34; Sophia up 12 at 37; Ava up 23 to 41; Summer up 15 to 44; Amelie up 19 to 59; Zara up 13 to 69; and Isla up 24 to 70. The biggest faller was Courtney. Names joining the top 100 girl's list included Sara, Lexie, Evelyn; and several more traditional names making a comeback, including Maria, Julia, Rose and Victoria.

Parents in Scotland increasingly liked the names Calum, Jake, Ewan, Lennon, Noah and Harvey. Boy's names falling down the table included Ben, Keiran, Liam, Shaun and Jordan. Baby girl's names increasing in popularity in Scotland included Ruby, Paige, Kayla, Madison and Eva. Girl's names falling out of favour included Courtney, Danielle, Kelsey, Chelsea, Abby, Stephanie and Taylor.

In Northern Ireland, baby boy's names rising up the league table included Thomas, up 7 to 6; Dylan up 6 to 9; and Charlie up 7 to 13. Fallers included Luke and Callum. Parents of baby girls liked Anna, up 10 to 10, and Eva, up 13 to number 19. Falling in favour was Niamh, down 8 to 20.

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