Most Popular Baby Names in United Kingdom 2014

For Boys names; Oliver, Jack and James and for Girls names; Amelia and Emily are the number one names in the 4 main Countries that make up the United Kingdom.

But… Muhammad or Mohammed or Mohammad, all combined, becomes the Most Popular name in the UK.

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Most Common Baby Names Registered in England. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2014..

The most common Baby Boys name in England and Wales is a variation of Mo(u)hamma(e)d, with 590 more names than the official top baby name.


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According to data from the Official Registration records for each county, the most common baby names in 2014 were:

Most Popular BOYS names:

England – Most Popular Boys Names in England

  1. Oliver
  2. Jack
  3. Harry
  4. Jacob
  5. Charlie

Wales – Most Popular Boys Names in Wales

  1. Oliver
  2. Jacob
  3. Jack
  4. Noah
  5. Charlie

Scotland – Most Popular Boys Names in Scotland

  1. Jack
  2. James
  3. Lewis
  4. Oliver
  5. Logan

Northern Ireland – Most Popular Boys Names in Northern Ireland

  1. James
  2. Jack
  3. Noah
  4. Charlie
  5. Daniel

However, spelling variations make a substantial change to these figures, such as:

In 14th place Muhammad with 3,588 names
In 27th place Mohammed with 2,536 names
In 56th place Mohammad with 1,116 names

Muhammad or Mohammed or Mohammad, combined together, under one name, and the total becomes 7,240.


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This knocks the top name, Oliver with 6,649 names, down into second place.

Most Popular GIRLS names:

England – Most Popular Girls Names in England

  1. Amelia
  2. Olivia
  3. Emily
  4. Isla
  5. Poppy

Wales – Most Popular Girls Names in Wales

  1. Amelia
  2. Olivia
  3. Isla
  4. Ava
  5. Emily

Scotland – Most Popular Girls Names in Scotland

  1. Emily
  2. Sophie
  3. Olivia
  4. Isla
  5. Jessica

Northern Ireland – Most Popular Girls Names in Northern Ireland

  1. Emily
  2. Ella
  3. Grace
  4. Sophie
  5. Olivia

Sources:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths/bulletins/babynamesenglandandwales/2015-08-17
http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files//statistics/popular-forenames/2014/babies-first-names-2014.pdf
http://www.nisra.gov.uk/demography/default.asp28.htm


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