Wednesday, 9 September 2009

What was the most popular girl's name in December 2008?

It's not hard to guess really - it was Holly!

The Office for National Statistics has published its findings and overall, throughout the year, Holly came 22nd on the list of most popular girls' names.

The top ten baby names for girls were: Olivia, Ruby, Emily, Grace, Jessica, Chloe, Sophie, Lily, Amelia and Evie.

The top ten baby names for boys were, in order of popularity: Jack, Oliver, Thomas, Harry, Joshua, Alfie, Charlie, Daniel, James and William.

And a suitably seasonal names for a boy, Gabriel, was a high climber, up 14 places to the number 78 slot.

1 comment:

Mataeus said...

Jack comes out top every year doesn't it? In a hundred years' time the world could be populated by 4 billion men all called Jack!