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Babies' First Names 2009

Babies' First Names 2009

Main Points

The key points in this publication are:

  • Jack has stayed in first place as the most popular boys’ name for new babies. Lewis keeps second place whilst James climbs two places to third.
  • For the fifth year, Sophie is the most popular girls’ name for new babies. Olivia climbs from third place to second whilst Ava climbs four places to third.
  • The top 50 boys’ names accounted for 47 per cent of all boys’ names registered and the top 50 girls' names accounted for 43 per cent of the registrations. 
  • Around 3,000 different boys’ names and 4,000 different girls’ names were registered.

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