Top 100 baby names of 2011 – Harry & Amelia are No 1

The Office for National Statistics released the top 100 baby boy and baby girl names in England and Wales this morning.

Harry and Amelia were the most popular boys and girls names of 2011. After two years of sitting at the number one spot, Oliver and Olivia have been nudged to second position according to data published by the Office of National Statistics.

Here are the top 10 names for boys and girls born in 2011. Or click on top 100 baby names 2011 for the full list.

Top 10 boys names of 2011

Baby Names Poll
Harry jumped two places to take Oliver’s crown as No. 1 boys’ names.

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

Top 10 girls names of 2011

Amelia climbed four places and move Olivia into second position.

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

Other changes in the top 10.

  • Jacob replaced George in the top 10 most popular names for baby boys climbing five places from number 12 to number 7.
  • Ava and Isabella replaced Evie and Chloe in the top 10 most popular names for baby girls, both climbing two places from numbers 11 and 12 to numbers 9 and 10 respectively.
  • In Wales, Oliver was the most popular name for baby boys for the second year running, while Lily replaced Ruby as the most popular name for baby girls.

Top 100 New comers

Boys names that entered the top 100 in 2011.

  • Tommy at number 65 (up 91 places from 156)
  • Blake at number 79 (up 26 places from 105)
  • Frankie at number 84 (up 24 places from 108)
  • Elijah at number 91 (up 29 places from 120), and
  • Jackson at number 99 (up 40 places from 139)

These replaced Aidan (101), Bradley (105), Sam (112), Brandon (118) and Kieran (129) which fell out of the top 100.

New girls names to enter the top 100 included:

  • Bella at number 69 (up 35 places from 104)
  • Willow at number 75 (up 37 places from 112)
  • Elsie at number 87 (up 21 places from 108)
  • Kayla at number 98 (up 21 places from number 119)
  • Francesca at number 99 (up 3 places from 102), and
  • Lydia at number 100 (up 7 places from 107)

These replaced Maisy (102), Tilly (103), Aimee (104), Libby (106), Alexandra (107) and Laila (124) which fell out of the top 100.

Source: The Office for National Statistics

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Background notes

The baby names statistics have been derived from final annual births registration data and includes all live births occurring in England and Wales in 2011.
In 2011, there were 723,913 live births in England and Wales with over 28,000 different boys’ names and just over 35,000 different girls’ names registered.

Comments for 'Top 100 baby names of 2011 – Harry & Amelia are No 1'

2 Responses to Top 100 baby names of 2011 – Harry & Amelia are No 1

  1. tillie says:

    very good baby names but have you got any new new names. sian

  2. tillie says:

    by the way i am 11 and avialible

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