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SomeGuy Tue 08-Sep-09 22:17:58

Boys top 50 compiled from top 100 (26,815 different names were used for boys)

www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=15282

Name
JACK 2.22%
OLIVER 2.05%
CHARLIE/CHARLES 1.83%
MOHAMMED/MUHAMMAD/MUHAMMED 1.82%
THOMAS 1.67%
HARRY 1.66%
JOSHUA 1.58%
ALFIE 1.54%
SAMUEL/SAM 1.53%
DANIEL 1.43%
JAMES 1.43%
WILLIAM 1.43%
BENJAMIN/BEN 1.28%
GEORGE 1.16%
JOSEPH 1.04%
LEWIS 0.96%
ETHAN 0.95%
DYLAN 0.93%
ALEXANDER 0.89%
JACOB 0.87%
RYAN 0.84%
FINLAY/FINLIE 0.83%
LIAM 0.83%
JAKE 0.77%
MAX 0.75%
LUKE 0.71%
TYLER 0.71%
CALLUM 0.70%
MATTHEW 0.70%
JAYDEN 0.70%
OSCAR 0.67%
ARCHIE 0.64%
ADAM 0.64%
RILEY 0.61%
HARVEY 0.61%
HARRISON 0.60%
LUCAS 0.58%
HENRY 0.55%
ISAAC 0.54%
LEO 0.53%
CONNOR 0.52%
EDWARD 0.50%
LOGAN 0.47%
NOAH 0.46%
CAMERON 0.45%
ZACHARY/ZAK 0.45%
ALEX 0.45%
OWEN 0.44%
RHYS 0.44%
NATHAN 0.44%

And girls, which are much more heterogenous, with 34043 names used, top 50:

OLIVIA 1.53%
LILY/LILLY 1.52%
RUBY 1.42%
EMILY 1.40%
GRACE 1.37%
JESSICA 1.34%
CHLOE 1.32%
SOPHIE 1.26%
ISABELLE/ISABEL 1.06%
AMELIA 0.99%
EVIE 0.94%
MIA 0.90%
ELLA 0.87%
HOLLY/HOLLIE 0.85%
CHARLOTTE 0.85%
LUCY 0.83%
MEGAN 0.72%
ELLIE 0.71%
ISABELLA 0.70%
SOPHIA/SOFIA 0.68%
HANNAH 0.67%
KATIE 0.67%
AVA 0.66%
SUMMER 0.65%
MILLIE 0.63%
DAISY 0.61%
PHOEBE 0.61%
FREYA 0.61%
MADISON/MADDISON 0.58%
ABIGAIL 0.57%
POPPY 0.57%
ERIN 0.52%
EMMA 0.50%
MOLLY 0.50%
IMOGEN 0.49%
AMY 0.49%
LEXIE 0.48%
JASMINE 0.48%
ISLA 0.46%
SCARLETT 0.45%
LEAH 0.45%
ELIZABETH 0.43%
EVA 0.43%
BROOKE 0.43%
MATILDA 0.41%
CAITLIN 0.38%
KEIRA 0.37%
ALICE 0.37%
LOLA 0.37%
AMBER 0.35%

Chardonnay is not on the list......

Pyrocanthus Tue 08-Sep-09 22:28:40

I thought for a moment this was a thread inviting opinions on the name Zeitgeist. I think it's very nice, very..of the moment.

TeamEdward Tue 08-Sep-09 22:31:30

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Tidey Tue 08-Sep-09 22:31:32

Nah, the poor wee thing would be nicknamed Zitghost.

I've never really cared about name popularity but both my DC's names are in the top tens and now I feel boring blush

hellokitty22 Wed 09-Sep-09 10:44:35

I wonder if we can get a list of all the 26,815 boys names that were given last year. Or at least the top 1000?

qumquat Fri 11-Sep-09 18:06:39

It's great to see the percentages, makes you realise that 'common' names aren't really that common at all!

MamaLazarou Sat 12-Sep-09 09:48:46

Pity the poor fuckers named 'Finlie'.

sad

MaggieVirgoOn Sat 12-Sep-09 10:48:01

Zeitgeist, always on the pulse. I like it wink

what do all those percentages mean?

That 0.37% of girls born have that name..?

MaggieVirgoOn Sat 12-Sep-09 10:51:12

It's interesting that even if your child's name is say Jack, the most popular name, only 2.2 (!) out of a hundred children would have that name. And there are only 30 in a class, so he might still be the only one in his class of 30 ish which would be 15 boys (approx).

For my child's class that holds up. There is one Jack.

thell Mon 14-Sep-09 01:36:18

...and there'd be one in every year group too, as the name's been at the top for about 15 years!

CheerfulYank Mon 14-Sep-09 01:50:13

I love the name Jack! But our last name is Brick, and Jack Brick is a bit odd isn't it. DS is on there.

seeker Mon 14-Sep-09 05:21:33

13 years ago when my dd was born, people said "Oh how lovely!" How unusual" "Is it a family name?" One person even assumed we were religious and were thanking God for her with her name ~ (we were very old first time parents.

Her name is Grace!

MamaLazarou Mon 14-Sep-09 07:24:25

I am jealous of your surname, CheerfulYank - swoonsome Paul Newman's name in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof!

MaggieBeauLeo Mon 14-Sep-09 09:49:31

Bet that was a trick sur name to match with. I like Redmond Brick. Red Brick

Boobz Mon 14-Sep-09 11:22:45

Not sure why it matters, but DD's name is not on there at all and isn't a made up name, so am pretty pleased she is "unusal" for the moment.

Of course it will be #1 in 5 years time now I have said that.

justbeenforapromenade Mon 14-Sep-09 13:02:24

Funny, a few years ago Ruby and Lily were so offbeat and unusual - now look at them - my name is there too and when I was born it was so unusual. I hope Violet doesn't go the same route. I avoid all such names like the plague - nothing in the top 200 please!!

tammy234 Mon 14-Sep-09 13:09:02

Neither my dd's or ds's name are on the list of 100 most popular names. I'd be interested to see longer lists, including the top 500 or top 1000 names (or all 26,000 boys names).

MissClavel Mon 14-Sep-09 13:10:07

These are interesting, but I would love to see the bottom 50.

CheerfulYank Thu 17-Sep-09 01:16:52

Thanks, mamalazarou. Paul Newman in COAHTR is my number one mmmmmmm so... I was quite happy to marry DH and take the name.

Yes, maggie, it was tricky. No Red, Scarlett, Rusty

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