Most popular british names 2014
Most Popular Books Published In 2014
The most popular baby names in countries around the world and what they mean
Noah was the top baby name for boys for the second year in a row. Emma was back on top for girls for the first time since Emma has been ranked among the top four baby names for girls since , though it was just behind Sophia in James is also making a comeback, at No. And Charlotte cracked the top 10 for the first time, at No. The top baby names that year were John and Mary.
Some parents strive for an original name that won't appear more than once on the register when their child starts school. Others choose a family name, or search for a classic moniker that will never go out of fashion. For many parents, a popular name that's in vogue right now is the way forward. But beware; fashions change, even when it comes to baby names. In , the most popular UK girls' names had a classic, timeless feel - many are shared by contemporary Hollywood actresses, such as Emily Blunt, Jessica Alba and Chloe Sevigny as well as past icons, like Grace Kelly.
My wife and I are expecting our first child at the end of the year. As you might expect, we have been agonising over potential baby names. After consulting multiple websites and Office for National Statistics ONS data for inspiration, I thought it would make an interesting blog topic, particularly with the top baby names being released the other day. How have baby names changed over the last years? Are there any patterns in the data? And could all of this analysis help me select a name for my baby-to-be? I created the chart below to present the top 10 names for boys and girls along with the journey each name has taken over the last years.