October 23, 2014

The Most Popular Baby Names of 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

As surprising as it is, (she types, tongue firmly in cheek), it seems that naming your new baby Hashtag (after the character now associated with Twitter ) hasn’t quite taken off.

Popular parenting site Bounty has revealed the top 100 names of baby boys and girls born in 2012.  Their compilation has been built from lists of 430,000 babies born this year.

Let’s start with the ten most popular:

 

Top 10 Boys Names
1 Harry
2 Jack
3 Charlie
4 Oliver
5 Alfie
6 Riley
7 Jacob
8 James
9 Thomas
10 Ethan
Top 10 Girls Names
1 Amelia
2 Olivia
3 Emily
4 Jessica
5 Sophie
6 Lily
7 Mia
8 Ava
9 Isla
10 Ruby

Whilst Harry, the number one name for boys has maintained its popularity, girls name Olivia has been knocked down to second place, losing the top spot to another traditional name, Amelia.

In fact, traditional names are still winning the name game according to the list.

Here are the top 100 baby names in their entirety:

 

Top 100 Boys Names for 2012

 

1 Harry
2 Jack
3 Charlie
4 Oliver
5 Alfie
6 Riley
7 Jacob
8 James
9 Thomas
10 Ethan
11 Joshua
12 Max
13 George
14 Noah
15 William
16 Tyler
17 Archie
18 Daniel
19 Logan
20 Leo
21 Oscar
22 Mason
23 Lucas
24 Jake
25 Dylan
26 Joseph
27 Henry
28 Samuel
29 Freddie
30 Harrison
31 Finley
32 Alexander
33 Jayden
34 Isaac
35 Lewis
36 Ryan
37 Adam
38 Theo
39 Benjamin
40 Harley
41 Alex
42 Luke
43 Matthew
44 Edward
45 Callum
46 Liam
47 Toby
48 Tommy
49 Harvey
50 Jamie
51 Connor
52 Bobby
53 Nathan
54 Jenson
55 Ollie
56 Sebastian
57 Michael
58 Frankie
59 Finlay
60 Kai
61 Ben
62 Blake
63 Zachary
64 Aiden
65 Cameron
66 Aaron
67 David
68 Arthur
69 Luca
70 Jude
71 Sam
72 Leon
73 Dexter
74 Owen
75 Kyle
76 Kayden
77 Louis
78 Rhys
79 Evan
80 Taylor
81 Rory
82 Stanley
83 Caleb
84 Zac
85 Elliot
86 Reuben
87 Bailey
88 Kian
89 Jackson
90 Louie
91 Billy
92 Sonny
93 Seth
94 Olly
95 Reece
96 Bradley
97 Hugo
98 Hayden
99 Cody
100 Elijah

 

 

Top 100 Girls Names for 2012

 

1 Amelia
2 Olivia
3 Emily
4 Jessica
5 Sophie
6 Lily
7 Mia
8 Ava
9 Isla
10 Ruby
11 Grace
12 Evie
13 Poppy
14 Sophia
15 Isabella
16 Chloe
17 Freya
18 Ella
19 Lucy
20 Daisy
21 Millie
22 Charlotte
23 Isabelle
24 Eva
25 Lola
26 Layla
27 Holly
28 Scarlett
29 Maisie
30 Molly
31 Lilly
32 Erin
33 Summer
34 Ellie
35 Lexi
36 Sienna
37 Alice
38 Phoebe
39 Megan
40 Hannah
41 Lacey
42 Emma
43 Brooke
44 Florence
45 Rosie
46 Imogen
47 Katie
48 Amy
49 Abigail
50 Elizabeth
51 Leah
52 Jasmine
53 Gracie
54 Georgia
55 Sofia
56 Bella
57 Matilda
58 Anna
59 Amber
60 Amelie
61 Faith
62 Esme
63 Madison
64 Hollie
65 Willow
66 Maya
67 Maddison
68 Bethany
69 Isabel
70 Evelyn
71 Elsie
72 Darcy
73 Zara
74 Paige
75 Niamh
76 Julia
77 Eliza
78 Rose
79 Annabelle
80 Tilly
81 Mollie
82 Heidi
83 Lauren
84 Rebecca
85 Zoe
86 Eleanor
87 Skye
88 Harriet
89 Maisy
90 Martha
91 Caitlin
92 Alexis
93 Mya
94 Scarlet
95 Emilia
96 Lexie
97 Kayla
98 Darcey
99 Isobel
100 Keira

 

More information on the trends and insights can be found at the Bounty website.

Comments

  1. Well I can safely say that all 4 of my boys have names in the top 100. I wouldn’t have thought so of the higher ones were the most popular though.

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