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Most popular baby names in the UK – tell us which is your favourite


Picking a baby’s name is a decision that soon-to-be parents can spend months agonising over in the build up to the arrival.

With 2020 now thankfully in the books, BabyCentre released the most popular boys and girls names used by mums and dads last year to provide inspiration.

The most popular name chosen for girls changed for the first time in three years as Sophia replaced Olivia at top spot, which dropped to second, and Amelia completed the top three.

For boys, Muhammad remained the most popular name for another year, followed by Noah and Oliver.

The top 100 lists both featured new entries, including the likes of Jasper, Milo, Albert, Lyla, Nora, and Margot.



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Do you agree with the most popular choices?

Others plummeted in popularity, which unsurprisingly included Karen, having fallen out of favour after internet memes and jokes have put the once much-used name on the brink of extinction.

With new parents trapped indoors for the majority of 2020, characters from the most binge-watched series were bound to feature, as there was an increase in the names Tiger (Tiger King), Connell (Normal People) and Alexis (Schitt’s Creek).

We want to know which of the names chosen by parents last year you consider to be a hit – and the one’s you would give a miss – by taking part in our survey.

If you cannot see the survey, click here.

A few traditional baby names are also predicted to make a comeback due to the theory of the 100 year rule – stating those that go out of fashion eventually cycle back round as parents decide it’s ‘retro’ or ‘niche’ and will make their little one stand out.

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With that in mind, names including Dorothy, Charles and Margaret are expected to resurface and rise in popularity in the coming years.

Would you consider one, or should they remain consigned to the history books? Let us know in the survey above.





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