Baby Names

Baby name trends

Baby naming trends are certainly changing and picking a name that you like just keeps getting trickier.

Traditional baby names like Rose, George, and Oliver and biblical names like Joshua, and Nathan are fighting their way back to the top of the ‘most popular baby name’ lists’. Whilst more unusual baby names such as North, Summer, Dexter & Kayden continue make an appearance in the top 100.

Did you know, that Girls are more likely to have a unique name than boys? Gender neutral names are more and more popular, especially for girls. Boys names are being more widely used for girls, but vice versa, not so much.

The royals and of course our most loved celebrities continue to influence us Brits’ choices in baby names. Harry, George, Wills and Harper have been climbing high on every baby name’s list in the UK. Although Kate, Katherine, & Catherine are suprisingly not in the top one hundred!

The top 20 baby names

Below you'll find the list of the top 20 baby names used in the UK*. Which one is your favourite?

Girls Names
Amelia
Olivia
Emily
Ava
Isla
Jessica
Poppy
Isabella
Sophie
Mia
Ruby
Lily
Grace
Evie
Sophia
Ella
Scarlett
Chloe
Isabelle
Freya

Boys Names
Oliver
Jack
Harry
Jacob
Charlie
Thomas
Oscar
William
James
George
Alfie
Joshua
Noah
Ethan
Muhammed
Archie
Leo
Henry
Joseph
Samuel

All that's left to do now, if browse our baby birth announcement cards and baby baby thank you cards. Choose a style that matches your baby's name, a rose for Rose or a teddy for Theodore for example!

*Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0.

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