THE TOP BABY NAMES OF 2010 REVEALED

If you’re choosing a baby name, we can reveal that Oliver, Olly and Olivia are the top boys name, the highest riser and the top girls name for 2010.

Katie and Amy have fallen out of the list of the top 20 female christian names, it emerged yesterday. The monikers of troubled stars Katie Price and Amy Winehouse have been replaced by prettier and less infamous names, Maisie and Isabella. The highest climber in the list of the most popular girls’ names in the UK today is Bella, due in no small part to the lead character in Twilight, played by actress Kristen Stewart. Lacey, as in EastEnders actress Lacey Turner, is also on the up, soaring from number 57 up to 37. Florence is also becoming increasingly popular, moving up 33 places, as is Maisy. Olivia is still top after 3 years and Sophie is still second. Lily is now third, up from 8th place, with Emily and Ruby completing the top five.

In the boys list Jack has finally been bumped off top spot by Oliver after 16 years in first place. Jack is now second while Harry, Charlie and Alfie, all non-movers, make up the top five. Another bad year for F1 ace Lewis Hamilton has seen the popularity of his first name drop from 13th to 19th place, whilst his singer girlfriend Nicole Sherzinger fares even worse, with the name Nicole dropping seven places down the girls list to 84th place. Ollie emerged as the biggest climber – up 56 places to number 53 – while Zachary, perhaps inspired by High School Musical’s Zac Efron or even the son of jungle queen Stacey Soloman, has also become more common. Bobby – the name of the late Jade Goody’s son – is another big climber, up 25 places to number 70. And Kai – Coleen and Wayne Rooney’s son has stepped up 10 places to number 56, despite his father’s indiscretions.

The list was compiled by parenting club Bounty from names given to 423,000 children born in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland during 2010. Faye Mingo, spokeswoman for bounty.com said: ”Our records show that parents are continuing to be influenced by popular culture and celebrity trends. The remarkable rise in popularity of names such as Ollie and Florence are most probably due to the X Factor star Olly Murs and the singer from Florence and the Machine experiencing their time in the limelight.

“However, parents are looking to a wide range of sources for influence and also seem to be rediscovering more traditional, ‘old-fashioned’ names like Ava and Stanley which have been more associated with grandparents in the past. Biblical names are also proving popular with Noah rising 20 places to 15th place and Jacob up 7, just missing the top ten.”

Olivia is enjoying its third year in top spot after deposing Grace in 2008. Jessica climbed one place to sixth, while Chloe dropped from fifth to seventh. Ava made it into the top ten for the first time while Grace slipped to ninth from sixth. Amelia completed the top ten. Lucy was a non-mover at 13 while the next four places were all taken up by new names, including Isabella which climbed eight places to 14th. Megan, Isla and Freya have all become more popular as has Lilly, most probably inspired by the singer Lily Allen.

Other names we will be hearing more regularly includes Logan, which climbed seven places to 17th and Oscar, which moved up four to 22nd. Callum and Liam seem to have had their day – they were the biggest fallers in the top 30, seven and nine places respectively. And new entries into the bounty.com top 100 lists were Esme, Courtney, Jude, Elliot and Stanley.

Faye Mingo added: “A recent study we ran found that one in five parents regret the names they have chosen for their children, so it’s more important than ever for parents to choose a name them and their child will love for the rest of their life.

“It’s hard to predict what we’ll see next year but it’s most probable that celebrities and popular culture will again play a part – and with a royal wedding on the horizon we may well see an increase in Williams and Kates born in celebration!”

See the Top 100 boys and girls names of 2010 and check the latest regional popularity ratings at Bounty’s baby names section which features a host of unique and handy functions to help parents decide on baby names. As well as being able to search names using letters of the alphabet, number of syllables, origin, and meaning, parents can also search trend graphs which show if names are declining/growing in popularity as well as popular sibling/middle names for their chosen name, amongst a host of other useful tools.

TOP 100 BOYS NAMES 2010

  1. Oliver
  2. Jack
  3. Harry
  4. Charlie
  5. Alfie
  6. Thomas
  7. Joshua
  8. William
  9. Daniel
  10. James
  11. Jacob
  12. George
  13. Ethan
  14. Lucas
  15. Noah
  16. Max
  17. Logan
  18. Joseph
  19. Lewis
  20. Dylan
  21. Samuel
  22. Oscar
  23. Ryan
  24. Archie
  25. Riley
  26. Jayden
  27. Tyler
  28. Jake
  29. Callum
  30. Liam
  31. Alexander
  32. Connor
  33. Luke
  34. Adam
  35. Benjamin
  36. Matthew
  37. Leo
  38. Finley
  39. Jamie
  40. Alex
  41. Freddie
  42. Mason
  43. Harrison
  44. Henry
  45. Ben
  46. Harvey
  47. Nathan
  48. Isaac
  49. Cameron
  50. Aaron
  51. Theo
  52. Edward
  53. Ollie
  54. Finlay
  55. Owen
  56. Kai
  57. Harley
  58. Aiden
  59. Michael
  60. Toby
  61. Sam
  62. Leon
  63. Kyle
  64. David
  65. Rhys
  66. Evan
  67. Bailey
  68. Reece
  69. Zachary
  70. Bobby
  71. Ashton
  72. Kian
  73. Sebastian
  74. Luca
  75. Kayden
  76. Louis
  77. Zac
  78. Taylor
  79. Brandon
  80. John
  81. Hayden
  82. Billy
  83. Caleb
  84. Jude
  85. Blake
  86. Joe
  87. Louie
  88. Jay
  89. Christopher
  90. Joel
  91. Bradley
  92. Ellis
  93. Corey
  94. Elliot
  95. Zak
  96. Robert
  97. Stanley
  98. Aidan
  99. Jenson
  100. Patrick

TOP 100 GIRLS NAMES 2010

  1. Olivia
  2. Sophie
  3. Lily
  4. Emily
  5. Ruby
  6. Jessica
  7. Chloe
  8. Ava
  9. Grace
  10. Amelia
  11. Mia
  12. Evie
  13. Lucy
  14. Isabella
  15. Maisie
  16. Poppy
  17. Daisy
  18. Ellie
  19. Ella
  20. Megan
  21. Isla
  22. Freya
  23. Charlotte
  24. Lilly
  25. Summer
  26. Isabelle
  27. Holly
  28. Sophia
  29. Millie
  30. Erin
  31. Katie
  32. Amy
  33. Scarlett
  34. Hannah
  35. Lexi
  36. Imogen
  37. Lacey
  38. Molly
  39. Eva
  40. Brooke
  41. Lola
  42. Phoebe
  43. Layla
  44. Emma
  45. Leah
  46. Abigail
  47. Sienna
  48. Gracie
  49. Amber
  50. Jasmine
  51. Alice
  52. Matilda
  53. Elizabeth
  54. Anna
  55. Madison
  56. Rosie
  57. Paige
  58. Lauren
  59. Isabel
  60. Bethany
  61. Caitlin
  62. Georgia
  63. Faith
  64. Lexie
  65. Florence
  66. Rebecca
  67. Niamh
  68. Zoe
  69. Maya
  70. Skye
  71. Maddison
  72. Tilly
  73. Keira
  74. Scarlet
  75. Tia
  76. Amelie
  77. Libby
  78. Sofia
  79. Sarah
  80. Aimee
  81. Isobel
  82. Esme
  83. Zara
  84. Nicole
  85. Julia
  86. Martha
  87. Maisy
  88. Heidi
  89. Abbie
  90. Mya
  91. Darcy
  92. Rose
  93. Eleanor
  94. Kayla
  95. Miley
  96. Hollie
  97. Eve
  98. Bella
  99. Evelyn
  100. Courtney

TOP 100 BOYS NAMES 2009

  1. Jack
  2. Oliver
  3. Charlie
  4. Harry
  5. Alfie
  6. Thomas
  7. Joshua
  8. William
  9. James
  10. Daniel
  11. George
  12. Ethan
  13. Lewis
  14. Max
  15. Lucas
  16. Dylan
  17. Archie
  18. Joseph
  19. Jacob
  20. Samuel
  21. Liam
  22. Callum
  23. Oscar
  24. Jayden
  25. Logan
  26. Ryan
  27. Jake
  28. Tyler
  29. Riley
  30. Luke
  31. Harvey
  32. Ben
  33. Adam
  34. Alexander
  35. Benjamin
  36. Leo
  37. Matthew
  38. Noah
  39. Connor
  40. Alex
  41. Jamie
  42. Harrison
  43. Mason
  44. Cameron
  45. Owen
  46. Henry
  47. Nathan
  48. Finley
  49. Aaron
  50. Freddie
  51. Issac
  52. Sam
  53. Finlay
  54. Theo
  55. Harley
  56. Aiden
  57. Toby
  58. Edward
  59. Rhys
  60. Michael
  61. Evan
  62. Kyle
  63. Leon
  64. Reece
  65. David
  66. Kai
  67. Ashton
  68. Bailey
  69. Kian
  70. Louis
  71. Taylor
  72. Hayden
  73. Brandon
  74. Joe
  75. Jay
  76. Luca
  77. Kayden
  78. Ewan
  79. Joel
  80. Sebastian
  81. Zac
  82. Ellis
  83. Josh
  84. Aidan
  85. John
  86. Billy
  87. Zak
  88. Bradley
  89. Kieran
  90. Blake
  91. Christopher
  92. Morgan
  93. Caleb
  94. Louie
  95. Andrew
  96. Bobby
  97. Gabriel
  98. Robert
  99. Elliot

100.Jude

TOP 100 GIRLS NAMES 2009

  1. Olivia
  2. Ruby
  3. Sophie
  4. Chloe
  5. Emily
  6. Grace
  7. Jessica
  8. Lily
  9. Amelia
  10. Evie
  11. Mia
  12. Lucy
  13. Ava
  14. Ella
  15. Charlotte
  16. Amy
  17. Daisy
  18. Katie
  19. Megan
  20. Summer
  21. Ellie
  22. Isabella
  23. Holly
  24. Millie
  25. Poppy
  26. Freya
  27. Erin
  28. Isla
  29. Isabelle
  30. Hannah
  31. Emma
  32. Brooke
  33. Molly
  34. Phoebe
  35. Eva
  36. Leah
  37. Lilly
  38. Abigail
  39. Sophia
  40. Imogen
  41. Maisie
  42. Scarlett
  43. Lexi
  44. Jasmine
  45. Lola
  46. Layla
  47. Isabel
  48. Lauren
  49. Amber
  50. Madison
  51. Matilda
  52. Elizabeth
  53. Bethany
  54. Sienna
  55. Rosie
  56. Anna
  57. Gracie
  58. Paige
  59. Alice
  60. Caitlin
  61. Georgia
  62. Maddison
  63. Rebecca
  64. Lacey
  65. Isobel
  66. Faith
  67. Libby
  68. Tia
  69. Keira
  70. Lexie
  71. Niamh
  72. Skye
  73. Nicole
  74. Aimee
  75. Sarah
  76. Zoe
  77. Eleanor
  78. Amelie
  79. Julia
  80. Eve
  81. Maya
  82. Tilly
  83. Zara
  84. Martha
  85. Sofia
  86. Scarlet
  87. Darcy
  88. Abbie
  89. Victoria
  90. Heidi
  91. Alexandra
  92. Taylor
  93. Miley
  94. Kayla
  95. Mya
  96. Lydia
  97. Florence
  98. Evelyn
  99. Rose
  100. Courtney
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