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Olivia Is Officially The Most Popular Baby Girl Name Of 2019

Olivia Is Officially The Most Popular Baby Girl Name Of 2019

The top 100 UK baby names have been revealed and Olivia has topped the list once again as the nation's favourite baby girl name for the second year in row.

The adorable moniker was followed by Sophia in second place for another year while Ava moved up one spot to third for the BabyCentre's annual list.

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The parenting website also found that the climate crisis and female footballers, including England's Lionesses Lucy (Bronze), Ellen (White) and Karen (Carney, Farley and Walker), had a big influence on baby names in 2019.

The list, which is collated after thousands of parents register their babies' names on the website, said earth-friendly names such as Forrest, Ivy, Willow, Holly, Jasmine, Iris and Olive have become popular with parents.

Senior editor of BabyCentre, Lorna Marsh shared: "As predicted in our 2019 half-year baby name results, eco-conscious parents also looked to climate campaigners for inspiration. David (Attenborough) continued its impressive climb, gaining 20 places to number 55.

"Outside the girls' top 100, registrations were up for Greta (Thunberg) and the number of babies called Jane (Fonda) more than trebled."

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Olivia was followed by Sophia in second place for another year while Ava moved up one spot to third (Credit: Unsplash)
Olivia was followed by Sophia in second place for another year while Ava moved up one spot to third (Credit: Unsplash)

Also names influenced by musical films and children's favourite books such as The Lion King's Nala and Ally from Star Is Born were proving popular.

Lorna added: "It's been a year of blockbuster musical movies and this clearly struck a chord with BabyCentre parents, who found notes of inspiration in films ranging from Bohemian Rhapsody to The Lion King.

"Looking forward, we also wonder if Frozen fans are anticipating the sequel to the animated hit, as we're seeing an increase in babies named Elsa, Olaf, Hans and Anna."

The parenting website also found that the climate crisis and female footballers influenced baby names in 2019 (Credit: Unsplash)
The parenting website also found that the climate crisis and female footballers influenced baby names in 2019 (Credit: Unsplash)

Meanwhile, Freya proved to be a hit with parent and stormed an impressive 13 places to push Aria out of tenth position, while another new top 10 entry, Isabella, climbed three places to number nine.

The highest chart riser was Fatima, gaining 37 places to sit at number 57, while Zara also moved up 33 places to number 29.

Notably new entries for this year's list included Nur at number 45, Hallie at number 68 and Delilah at 88.

Aside from the girls, Muhammad held the top spot on the boy's list for another year while Noah and Leo sat comfortably in second and third place.

Notably entries for this year's list included Nur at number 45, Hallie at number 68 and Delilah at 88 (Credit: Unsplash)
Notably entries for this year's list included Nur at number 45, Hallie at number 68 and Delilah at 88 (Credit: Unsplash)

Wondering what the top 100 list looks like? Well here's the top 10 girls' names for 2019:

1. Olivia
2. Sophia
3. Ava
4. Amelia
5. Isla
6. Lily
7. Mia
8. Emily
9. Isabella
10. Freya

To find out more about the top 100 baby names for boys and girls list click here.

Featured Image Credit: Public Domain Pictures

Topics: Life News, Real, Parenting

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa is a freelance journalist working for Tyla and the team's token Dubliner. After graduating with a MA in PR and Digital Marketing from D.I.T., she worked for MailOnline, Sun Online, Irish Independent and broadcaster RTÉ. Got a story of interest or want advice on how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness? Then email her at [email protected]

 

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