THE most popular baby names in town have been revealed.
According to the Office for National Statistics, Lily and George were the most popular names chosen by parents for newborns in Brighton and Hove.
About 13 newborns in the city were named Lily last year, four fewer than last year’s top-ranked girl’s name, Ivy.
Meanwhile, in Brighton and Hove in 2021, 19 boys were named George.
Across England and Wales, Noah became the most popular boy name last year, pushing Oliver into second place after eight years of reign. It was the fourth most popular in 2020 and has climbed 15 spots since 2011.
Despite topping the list in the city, George moved up to become the third most popular name for boys nationally in 2021 but remained the most popular name associated with the royal family for babies born in the two nations last year.
Meanwhile, Olivia remained the top pick for baby girls for the sixth straight year, ahead of Amelia and Isla.
ONS data also shows that Henry replaced Jack in the top 10 names for boys, while Freya, Florence and Willow replaced Isabella, Rosie and Sophia for girls.
Mothers over 35 gave their babies more traditional names like Thomas, while younger mothers tended to use shortened versions like Tommy.
New additions to the top 100 names nationally included Lara, Beatrice, and Sara for girls, and Blake, Brody, Kai, Rupert, Tobias, and Nathan for boys.
It’s the first time Jack hasn’t made the top 10 since the annual series began in 1996.
Rupert and Brody were in the top 100 names for the first time.
Elijah and Arlo only appeared in the top 10 boy names for moms under 25, while more traditional names like Alexander and Thomas were popular with those over 35.
Willow, Isabella, Harper, and Delilah were girl names found only in the top 10 among mothers under 25, while Charlotte, Grace, Sophie, and Sophia were more likely to be found among mothers over 35.
ONS’ James Tucker said: “While Noah and Olivia enjoy their places at the top, some names could fall out of favour.
“Leslie has had relatively little popularity in recent years, with fewer than seven boys named each year since 2018. Others like Clifford, Nigel and Norman didn’t fare much better with 10 or fewer named cubs.
“Girl names like Glenda and Kerry, which used to be more common, are also becoming endangered, and fewer than five girls have been named each year since 2018.”
The ten most popular girl names in England and Wales in 2021 were:
- Olivia (3,649 babies)
- Amelie (3,164)
- Island (2,683)
- Ava (2,576)
- Ivy (2,245)
- Freya (2,187)
- Lily (2,182)
- Florence (2,180)
- Mary (2.168)
- Willow (2,067)
The ten best boy names in England last year were:
- Noah (4,525)
- Oliver (4,167)
- George (4,141)
- Arthur (3,766)
- Muhammad (3,722)
- lion (3,465)
- Harry (3,089)
- Oscar (3,071)
- Archie (2,928)
- Henry (2,912)
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