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14 February 2018
Top baby names 2017

Do you need inspiration for your baby’s name? Or are you just interested in the weird and wonderful names parents chose for their little bundles in 2017.

Rare names that sound more like holiday destinations or an exotic cocktail are towards the end of the list. And for most, the unusual spellings are deliberate!

The more popular choices are a little less traditional this year with Harper and Willow making the top 20 for girls, and Hunter and Harvey for the boys. We know it’s a tough decision naming your baby, so choose wisely, or as adults they may be using our services again to change their name!

Here are the top 20 names.

Boys names Amount
Oliver 172
William 114
Jack 111
Noah 100
Henry 89
Mason 84
Harvey 83
Leo 82
Thomas 81
Lucas 80
Harris 75
Archer 73
Hunter 73
Max 72
Charlie 71
Harry 71
Hudson 71
James 71
Liam 71
Oscar 70

 

Girls names Amount
Charlotte 132
Ava 114
Isla 110
Harper 91
Amelia 87
Olivia 86
Mia 85
Ella 84
Evie 82
Grace 80
Chloe 76
Sophie 76
Ruby 69
Emily 63
Zoe 62
Lily 60
Lucy 60
Willow 60
Evelyn 59