The most popular baby names of 2021 have been revealed ...

Publish Date
Thursday, 21 October 2021, 3:56PM

If you know someone who has a baby due this year and is in need of some inspiration, the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) is here to help.

While we're only in October, the most popular baby names of the year to date have been revealed.

And there is a huge shift in the top 10 boys' and girls' names for 2021 - with several traditional names officially dropping off the list.

This year's list consists of new twists on old classics and pop-culture tributes.

While Margaret, Rebecca, Carol, Susan, Sally, Janice, Nigel, Trevor, Stuart, Gordon, Paul and John, which were among the most popular names of the last 100 years, have since fallen out of favour.

So without further ado, these are the most popular baby names for 2021 so far ...

Girls:
Change in position from 2020 in brackets

  1. Olivia 3,640 (0)
  2. Amelia 3,319 (0)
  3. Isla 2,749 (0)
  4. Ava 2,679 (0)
  5. Mia 2,303 (0)
  6. Ivy 2,166 (+6)
  7. Lily 2,150 (+2)
  8. Isabella 2,052 (-2)
  9. Rosie 2,035 (+5)
  10. Sophia 2,028 (-3)

Boys:
Change in position from 2020 in brackets

  1. Oliver 4,225 (0)
  2. George 4,100 (0)
  3. Arthur 4,052 (+1)
  4. Noah 4,042 (-1)
  5. Muhammad 3,710 (+2)
  6. Leo 3,314 (0)
  7. Oscar 3,268 (+3)
  8. Harry 3,209 (-3)
  9. Archie 2,944 (+10)
  10. Jack 2,900 (-2)