What Are Some Common Baby Names in the United Kingdom?


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As of 2015, Ella, Chloe, Ava, Amelia and Olivia are common female baby names in the United Kingdom. Common names for male babies include Henry, Daniel, Ethan, James and Charlie.

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What Are Some Common Baby Names in the United Kingdom?
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Sophia ranks as the most popular female baby name in the United Kingdom, followed by Emily and Lily. Other common girls' names include Isla, Isabella, Poppy and Mia, as well as popular biblical names, such as Abigail, Elizabeth and Eva. Nur and Maryam are the most common Arabic names, while Maria, Emma, Sarah and Karen are common names that have made a comeback after being popular in the 1970s. Newly common names in 2014 included Emilia, Gracie, Harper and Elsa, the latter of which was the name of a character in the popular movie, "Frozen."

The most popular male name in the United Kingdom is Muhammad, followed by Oliver and Jack. Other common boys' names include royal names such as George, William and Harry, and biblical names such as Gabriel, Joshua, Jacob and Noah. Common Arabic names include Ibrahim, Ali and Omar, all of which entered the list of the 100 most popular names for the first time in 2014. Other new editions to the list included Kian, Jonathan, Hunter and Milo, while Alex, Harrison, Liam and Adam are common names that surged in popularity.

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