ONS: How Britain’s favorite baby names have changed in a generation

The name Ivy has shot up more than 2,000 spots on the popular baby name list in one generation, while Ava, Isla and Noah are far more popular today than they were in the past.

Noah topped the most popular boy name and Olivia was the most popular for little girls.

In 2020, Noah was the fourth most popular name. It has climbed 15 places since 2011.

Oliver dropped to second place It was the most popular boy’s name for eight years, while Olivia topped the girls’ list for the sixth year in a row.

In all, 4,525 little boys were named Noah and 3,649 girls were named Olivia in 2021, up from 3,640 in 2020.

But neither were they biggest climber in the list of names.

Ivy has shot up more than 2,000 spots in one generation, from 2,165 in 1996 to fifth in 2021.

Ava and Isla were the other big climbers in the list of girls’ names, rising from 753 and 382 on the list to fourth and third, respectively.

Other names with big climbs include Freya and Arthur.

There have also been some major crashes since 1996, with Lauren dropping more than 500 places and Megan dropping more than 300 places.

None of the boys’ top ten in 1996 has fallen that fast, although Matthew has fallen more than 100 places, from sixth to 123rd place, and Ryan has fallen 99 places, from seventh to 106th place.

Here’s how the popularity of the ten best boy and girl names in 2021 has changed since 1996.

The most popular boy names

  • Noah – 224 places good
  • Oliver – 21 places better
  • George – 16 places better
  • Arthur – plus 230 seats
  • Muhammad – 103 places better
  • Leo – up 204 places
  • Harry – 10 places better
  • Oscar – 120 places better
  • Archie – 183 places better
  • Henry – 48 places better

Most popular girl names

  • Olivia – 23 places better
  • Amelia – 61 places better
  • Isla – plus 379 places
  • Ava – up 749 places
  • Ivy – up 1,217 places
  • Freya – 112 places better
  • Lily – 78 places better
  • Florence – plus 186 seats
  • Mia – 107 places better
  • Willow – up 881 slots

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23031965.ons-britains-popular-baby-names-changed-generation/?ref=rss ONS: How Britain’s favorite baby names have changed in a generation

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