Revealed: Here are the most popular new baby names in Southwark

Josh Salisbury (02 September, 2019)

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Leo and Isabella have been revealed as the most popular baby names in Southwark last year according to newly published data.

The stats, from the ONS, show that 28 baby boys were called Leo in Southwark in 2018, claiming the most popular choice in the borough.

Meanwhile Isabella was the favourite for new Southwark parents of baby girls, with twenty children being given that name in the year.

Nationally, Oliver was the most popular boy’s name in England and Wales for the sixth year running, while Olivia remained the third most popular girl’s name for the third year running.

“Oliver and Olivia remained the most popular baby names in 2018, although there are the first signs that Oliver’s six-year reign as the number one name for boys is under threat,” said Nick Stripe of the ONS.

“Arthur surged into the top 10 boys’ names for the first time since the 1920s, and Ada jumped into the girls’ top 100 for the first time in a century too, both perhaps inspired by characters in the BBC TV drama Peaky Blinders.”

But among the other noticeable changes was the halving of the number of baby girls called Alexa since 2017 – partly due to Amazon’s voice activated assistant of the same name.

New entries into the most popular 100 baby names in England and Wales in 2018 included Grayson, Jasper, Rowan, Tobias, Sonny and Dominic.

For girls, new entries into the top 100 names included Ada, Delilah, Ayla, Zoe, Margot and Felicity.


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