Most popular baby names 2011

Top baby names for girls and boys revealed…


If you’re struggling to pick a baby name, perhaps this will help. The Office for National Statistics has revealed the most popular baby names in England and Wales for 2011.


Sitting pretty at the top of the list for the boys is Harry, while Amelia takes centre stage for the girls.

The birth of more than 370,000 boys and 350,000 girls led to a few changes in the top 100. For boys, Tommy, Blake, Frankie, Elijah and Jackson made the cut, while new entries into the top 100 for girls includes Bella, Willow, Elsie, Kayla, Francesca and Lydia.

Eliza and Jenson were the biggest climbers, with Holly, funnily enough, proving popular in December and Summer in August.

The top 10s were as follows:


  1. Harry
  2. Oliver
  3. Jack
  4. Alfie
  5. Charlie
  6. Thomas
  7. Jacob
  8. James
  9. Joshua
  10. William


  1. Amelia
  2. Olivia
  3. Lily
  4. Jessica
  5. Emily
  6. Sophie
  7. Ruby
  8. Grace
  9. Ava
  10. Isabella

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