How popular is your name? See how you rank in comparison to your mates over the past 100 years
OLIVER and Olivia remain the most popular names for girls and boys this year – but have you ever wondered where your moniker fairs?
A new tool from the Office of National Statistics reveals how popular your name has been over the past 115 years.
The graph traces names that were in the top 100 most popular in England and Wales between 1904 and 2019.
To find out where your title falls in the popularity contest click here.
Simply select either boys or girls names and then enter your name and its popularity will appear on the chart.
You can even pit your name against a friend as you can enter up to six monikers at once.
The ONS has reported that 62,810 different names were given to 640,270 newborns in England and Wales in 2019.
And following on from the previous year, Oliver and Olivia have remained the two most popular names for baby girls and boys.
Meanwhile, Freya and Lily have replaced Emily and Ella in the top 10 most popular girls’ names and Mabel has entered the top 100 for the first time since 1924.
What's more, Alfred, Chester, Hudson, Ibrahim and Oakley have entered the top 100 boys’ names and replaced Alex, Dexter, Dominic, Kai, Sonny and Tobias.
Top 10 baby names for boys and girls in 2020
Top 10 Boys Names:
Top 10 Girls Names:
The new statistics also found that mothers under the age of 25 generally opted for more "modern" monikers – like Harper – and shortened versions of boys' names like Freddy.
And David Corps, from the Vital Statistics Outputs Branch, said mums over the age of 35 prefer traditional monikers such as Jack and Charlotte.
Commenting on the findings, David said: "Oliver and Olivia continued their reign as the top boys' and girls' names in 2019 but analysis shows choices in baby names can differ depending on the mothers' age.
"Popular culture continues to influence the baby names landscape. Following Dua Lipa’s first UK number one single in 2017, the number of girls named Dua has doubled from 63 to 126 in 2019.”
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