UK’s Top 100 baby names of 2016, following a survey of more than 70,000 parents.

Olivia keeps top spot for girls’ names, and Oliver the top boys name.

BabyCentre’s baby name survey includes the names chosen by 76,993 (41,158 boys and 35,775 girls) members who gave birth in 2016.

“Luna is one of the highest new entries and with 2016 being all about Major Tim Peake’s epic space adventure, Star Wars and super moons, it’s no wonder names like this have seen a rise,” said Sarah Redshaw, managing editor of BabyCentre.

The top 25 girls’ names

1. Olivia

2. Lily

3. Sophia

4. Emily

5. Amelia

6. Ava

7. Isla

8. Isabella

9. Isabelle

10. Sophie

11. Ella
12. Mia
13. Poppy
14. Evie
15. Charlotte
16. Chloe
17. Grace
18. Scarlett
19. Alice
20. Freya
21. Jessica
22. Phoebe
23. Aria
24. Eva
25. Evelyn

See the full 100 list here

The top 25 boys’ names

1. Oliver

2. Muhammed

3. Noah

4. Harry

5. Jack

6. Charlie

7. Jacob

8. George

9. Ethan

10. Henry

12. James
13. Joshua
14. Freddie
15. Leo
16. Alfie
17. Max
18. Thomas
19. William
20. Finley
21. Isaac
22. Lucas
23. Theo+
24. Archie
25. Jaxon

See the full 100 list here.

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  • what is Theo+ or is the + a mistake??


  • Only two names made the list in our extended family( a few generations including uncles, cousins etc) Some of ours are “family” names or named after somebody who has died.


  • No, my daughter didn’t make into the list. Me neither! :-)


  • My children definitely miss out being in the top 100 – both boys and girls.


  • My first child makes the top 100, still trying to figure out a name for #2 due in Jan….


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