Top 10 Baby Names for 2013

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Choosing a name for a baby can be a hair pulling affair. The general rule is this: if it’s not a slam dunk “YES THAT’S THE NAME!”, then you’re better off deliberating the name a little more. I liken it very much to choosing a domain name with several business partners. The “right” one is when everyone around the table, all slightly inebriated, start nodding their heads in agreement.

Luckily for us, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) exists. The annual baby names bulletin compiled by the ONS for England and Scotland has just been published. Over 200,000 babies and their names all tallied on a beautiful frequency table. So, who takes the top spot?

*drum roll*

Amelia and Oliver takes top places but what about the rest? We got you covered. Here are the top baby names for 2013. Unsurprising, “Ned” doesn’t make the cut for the boy’s list.

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Top 10 Baby Girl Names

  1. AMELIA 5570
  2. OLIVIA 4598
  3. EMILY 4049
  4. AVA 3575
  5. ISLA 3526
  6. JESSICA 3507
  7. POPPY 3422
  8. ISABELLA 3246
  9. SOPHIE 3013
  10. MIA 2993

Top 10 Baby Boy Names

  1. OLIVER 6949
  2. JACK 6212
  3. HARRY 5888
  4. JACOB 5126
  5. CHARLIE 5039
  6. THOMAS 4591
  7. OSCAR 4511
  8. WILLIAM 4268
  9. JAMES 4236
  10. GEORGE 4202

For those who are interested with the Top 100, read on below.

Top 100 Baby Girl Names

  1. AMELIA 5570
  2. OLIVIA 4598
  3. EMILY 4049
  4. AVA 3575
  5. ISLA 3526
  6. JESSICA 3507
  7. POPPY 3422
  8. ISABELLA 3246
  9. SOPHIE 3013
  10. MIA 2993
  11. RUBY 2948
  12. LILY 2883
  13. GRACE 2799
  14. EVIE 2767
  15. SOPHIA 2764
  16. ELLA 2722
  17. SCARLETT 2643
  18. CHLOE 2401
  19. ISABELLE 2287
  20. FREYA 2266
  21. CHARLOTTE 2242
  22. SIENNA 2211
  23. DAISY 2168
  24. PHOEBE 1992
  25. MILLIE 1962
  26. EVA 1822
  27. ALICE 1749
  28. LUCY 1683
  29. FLORENCE 1646
  30. SOFIA 1610
  31. LAYLA 1588
  32. LOLA 1574
  33. HOLLY 1546
  34. IMOGEN 1538
  35. MOLLY 1469
  36. MATILDA 1446
  37. LILLY 1386
  38. ROSIE 1369
  39. ELIZABETH 1357
  40. ERIN 1328
  41. MAISIE 1265
  42. LEXI 1264
  43. ELLIE 1249
  44. HANNAH 1243
  45. EVELYN 1227
  46. ABIGAIL 1191
  47. ELSIE 1181
  48. SUMMER 1179
  49. MEGAN 1154
  50. JASMINE 1132
  51. MAYA 1120
  52. AMELIE 1095
  53. LACEY 1081
  54. WILLOW 1074
  55. EMMA 1045
  56. BELLA 1042
  57. ELEANOR 1039
  58. ESME 1032
  59. ELIZA 1007
  60. GEORGIA 1003
  61. HARRIET 1001
  62. GRACIE 986
  63. ANNABELLE 967
  64. EMILIA 961
  65. AMBER 904
  66. IVY 867
  67. BROOKE 856
  68. ROSE 823
  69. ANNA 812
  70. ZARA 780
  71. LEAH 775
  72. MOLLIE 775
  73. MARTHA 756
  74. FAITH 735
  75. HOLLIE 733
  76. AMY 718
  77. BETHANY 710
  78. VIOLET 709
  79. KATIE 705
  80. MARYAM 701
  81. FRANCESCA 679
  82. JULIA 678
  83. MARIA 657
  84. DARCEY 651
  85. ISABEL 645
  86. TILLY 627
  87. MADDISON 622
  88. VICTORIA 619
  89. ISOBEL 615
  90. NIAMH 596
  91. SKYE 595
  92. MADISON 591
  93. DARCY 588
  94. AISHA 584
  95. BEATRICE 583
  96. SARAH 574
  97. ZOE 573
  98. PAIGE 572
  99. HEIDI 561
  100. LYDIA 552
  101. SARA 552

Top 100 Baby Boy Names

  1. OLIVER 6949
  2. JACK 6212
  3. HARRY 5888
  4. JACOB 5126
  5. CHARLIE 5039
  6. THOMAS 4591
  7. OSCAR 4511
  8. WILLIAM 4268
  9. JAMES 4236
  10. GEORGE 4202
  11. ALFIE 4138
  12. JOSHUA 3973
  13. NOAH 3830
  14. ETHAN 3572
  15. MUHAMMAD 3499
  16. ARCHIE 3265
  17. LEO 3264
  18. HENRY 3248
  19. JOSEPH 3225
  20. SAMUEL 3188
  21. RILEY 3122
  22. DANIEL 3095
  23. MOHAMMED 2887
  24. ALEXANDER 2837
  25. MAX 2836
  26. LUCAS 2793
  27. MASON 2724
  28. LOGAN 2621
  29. ISAAC 2569
  30. BENJAMIN 2532
  31. DYLAN 2393
  32. JAKE 2311
  33. EDWARD 2273
  34. FINLEY 2154
  35. FREDDIE 2089
  36. HARRISON 2038
  37. TYLER 2021
  38. SEBASTIAN 1828
  39. ZACHARY 1780
  40. ADAM 1761
  41. THEO 1759
  42. JAYDEN 1657
  43. ARTHUR 1559
  44. TOBY 1431
  45. LUKE 1415
  46. LEWIS 1329
  47. MATTHEW 1319
  48. HARVEY 1276
  49. HARLEY 1275
  50. DAVID 1248
  51. RYAN 1234
  52. TOMMY 1207
  53. MICHAEL 1200
  54. REUBEN 1144
  55. NATHAN 1131
  56. BLAKE 1083
  57. MOHAMMAD 1059
  58. JENSON 1055
  59. BOBBY 1049
  60. LUCA 1034
  61. CHARLES 1029
  62. FRANKIE 1024
  63. DEXTER 1019
  64. KAI 1002
  65. ALEX 986
  66. CONNOR 974
  67. LIAM 973
  68. JAMIE 912
  69. ELIJAH 908
  70. STANLEY 904
  71. LOUIE 868
  72. JUDE 867
  73. CALLUM 855
  74. HUGO 842
  75. LEON 837
  76. ELLIOT 829
  77. LOUIS 827
  78. THEODORE 822
  79. GABRIEL 818
  80. OLLIE 800
  81. AARON 778
  82. FREDERICK 766
  83. EVAN 723
  84. ELLIOTT 722
  85. OWEN 708
  86. TEDDY 698
  87. FINLAY 691
  88. CALEB 679
  89. IBRAHIM 677
  90. RONNIE 671
  91. FELIX 666
  92. AIDEN 665
  93. CAMERON 659
  94. AUSTIN 657
  95. KIAN 654
  96. RORY 652
  97. SETH 648
  98. ROBERT 645
  99. ALBERT 633
  100. SONNY 630

Source: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/vsob1/baby-names–england-and-wales/2013/stb-baby-names-2013.html#tab-Key-Findings