2017’s top baby names for England and Wales revealed – plus MFM’s EXCLUSIVE 2018 list

The Office for National Statistics reveals the most popular baby names for 2017 - but MadeForMums has a sneak peak at what parents are going for in 2018

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Each year, the ONS (Office for National Statistics) reveal which baby names are most popular in England and Wales.

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In 2017, Oliver and Olivia topped the charts just as they did in 2017. In fact, many of the names we’ve seen in the past few years – like Jack, Noah, Isla and Amelia – held their places in the top 10.

We’ve got the 2017 lists for most popular boys and girls names here plus: we can also reveal what our very own MadeForMums parents are going for in 2018.

2017’s top 10 boys names from the ONS (in order of popularity)

  1. Oliver
  2. Harry
  3. George
  4. Noah
  5. Jack
  6. Jacob
  7. Leo
  8. Oscar
  9. Charlie
  10. Muhammad
  11. William
  12. Alfie
  13. Henry
  14. Thomas
  15. Joshua
  16. Freddie
  17. James
  18. Archie
  19. Arthur
  20. Logan

2017’s top 10 girls names from the ONS (in order of popularity)

  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia 
  3.  Isla
  4.  Ava
  5. Emily
  6.  Isabella
  7. Mia
  8. Poppy
  9. Ella
  10. Lily
  11. Sophia
  12. Charlotte
  13. Grace
  14. Evie
  15. Jessica
  16. Sophie
  17. Alice
  18. Daisy
  19. Florence
  20. Freya
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What are MadeForMums mums going for in 2018?

Of course, the ONS stats are based on last year’s names, but thanks to the brilliant mums on our forum, MadeForMums has a bit of a heads up on what parents are going for in 2018.

We’re already seeing continuing trends towards vintage names like Ava, Arthur, Freddie and Evie, and Irish names including Oisín, Donnchadh, Orla and Ailbhía.

And trends for some of the names found to be growing in popularity in the ONS lists in the last couple of years – like Isla and Noah – are visible on our forum, too.

So here are our very own lists of boys and girls name from September 2017 to September 2018:

2018’s boys names from the MadeForMums forum

  • Max
  • Teddy
  • Bobby
  • Harry
  • Austin
  • Andre
  • Jace
  • Finn
  • Luke 
  • Bran
  • Arthur
  • Xander
  • Ethan
  • Sam
  • Fletcher 
  • Joel
  • Frankie
  • Nasr
  • Mathan
  • Oliver
  • Noah
  • Albert
  • Hector
  • Dalton
  • Odin
  • Freddie
  • Toby
  • Harrison
  • Roman 
  • Tyler
  • Angus
  • Cohen 
  • Albie 
  • Archie 
  • Donnchadh 
  • Eliam
  • Jude
  • Lawrence
  • Jack
  • Abel 
  • Charlie 
  • Harvey 
  • Samuel
  • Cooper
  • Harry 
  • Jacob
  • Bastian
  • Rowen
  • Jackson
  • George 
  • Theodore
  • Albie 
  • Zachary
  • Benjamin
  • Arthur 
  • Matthew
  • Kolby
  • Ronnie
  • Oisín
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2018’s girls names from the MadeForMums forum

  • Elara
  • Nellie
  • Bella 
  • Katie 
  • Isla
  • Alice 
  • Linelle
  • Aayla
  • Kady
  • Emily
  • Sophia
  • Emerald
  • Ivy
  • Grace
  • Iris
  • Gracie
  • Ava-Rose
  • Ariella 
  • Serena 
  • Olive
  • Elizabeth
  • Anya
  • Bonnie 
  • Ellie-Bethany 
  • Elaine 
  • Edie 
  • Willow 
  • Delilah
  • Evelyn
  • Florence
  • Emilia
  • Maisie
  • Isabella 
  • Amelia 
  • Sinéad
  • Evie 
  • Harper
  • Hallie
  • Amelie
  • Penelope 
  • April
  • Mia
  • Olivia
  • Luna
  • Ivy
  • Sarina
  • Eden 
  • Ava-Rose
  • Cerys
  • Pearl
  • Indie-Blue 
  • Ronnie 
  • Emily
  • Etty
  • Rosie
  • Nancy 
  • Zamira 
  • Indigo 
  • Áine 
  • Avaline
  • Elsie 
  • Esther
  • Ava
  • Olivia 
  • Tabitha
  • Eloise
  • Elsa 
  • Enya 
  • Amiah
  • Mia-Wren
  • Ailbhía
  • Laelynn
  • Brooke
  • Evelyn
  • Edith
  • Orla
  • Cienna

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