Most common names in the UK

Meet Oliver, Jack, Harry, Alfie and Charlie, the five most common names in England and Wales according to the UK Office for National Statistics. The top names for girls are Olivia, Sophie, Emily, Lily and Amelia.

What really surprised me was the fact that Paul had fallen out of the top 100 along with Christopher, Simon, Jonathan and Steven. That really was a little disappointing and really unexpected for me personally.

Another interesting feature were the number of alternative spellings. #1 was Oliver while Ollie came in #63. Mohammed, Muhammad and Mohammad came in #17, #31 and #67 while Finley and Finlay were #35 and #68 respectively. I was also quite surprised to find Jayden, Harley, Kian, Reuben, Luca and Jude in the top 100. They must be popular names, but not really what I had expected. On the girls side, Ava, Poppy, Faith, Lexie, Niamh, Aimee and Tilly all managed the top 100.

Full list of top 100 names in England and Wales:

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