Nursery Today magazine

New Number 1 for boys’ names

Mohammed is topping the list of most popular boys’ names in Britain. The name has risen 27 places to hit the top spot according to research by website BabyCentre.

Also within the boys’ top 100, Teddy was the biggest climber, Kian and Jonathan were the highest new entries, and Omar, Ali, and Ibrahim were all new entries.

For the girls, Sophia was top, Maryam was the biggest riser, and Nur, Emilia and Gracie were the highest newcomers.

Sarah Redshaw, the managing editor for BabyCentre, said: ‘With the increase of Arabic names plus Aarav, an Indian boys' name, the top 100 shows the ever-increasing diversity of the UK today.’

From Game Of Thrones, the name Emilia was a new entry at number 53, with parents also registering the names Daenerys (right) and Tyrion this year. The name Piper was up 267%, thanks to popular TV series Orange Is The New Black.

Royal names in general continued to fall in popularity with George dropping a further five places. The name slipped out of the top 10 to number 13 shortly after the future king's birth last year.

Here are the UK's top 10 most popular baby names:
BOYS
1. Mohammed
2. Oliver
3. Jack
4. Noah
5. Jacob
6. Charlie
7. Harry
8. Joshua
9. James
10. Ethan

GIRLS
1. Sophia
2. Emily
3. Lily
4. Olivia
5. Amelia
6. Isla
7. Isabella
8. Ava
9. Sophie
10. Chloe


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