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Harry and Amelia were the most popular first names given to babies born in England and Wales in 2011, replacing Oliver and Olivia in 2010
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.
Baby Boy Names
were only five new entries:
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.
Jenson showed the largest rise within the top 100, gaining 29 places to reach number 67. Dexter (up 20 to number 78), Arthur (up 14 to number 68) and Riley (up 12 to number 13) were also high climbers.
Ben (down 24 to number 97), Kyle (down 21 to number 95), Cameron (down 16 to number 77), Reece (down 14 to number 98), Lewis (down 12 to number 39) and Owen (down 12 to number 71) showed the largest falls.
Baby Girl NamesThe six new entries in the top 100 most popular girls’ names were:
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.
Eliza, which rose 31 places between 2010 and 2011 to 62, was the highest climber within the top 100, followed by Evelyn (up 22 to number 65), Sofia (up 15 to number 47) and Harriet (up 15 to number 71).
Caitlin (down 20 to number 86), Katie (down 17 to number 57), Keira (down 16 to number 88), Tia (down 16 to number 95) and Lauren (down 15 to number 85) were the names with the largest falls in popularity.
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