LONDON: The most popular baby names of 2018 in the UK and Wales have been announced – and there were some definite surprises.
The top monikers overall weren’t a shock, though – with Olivia and Oliver taking the top spots once again.
However, the number of newborns being given the name Oliver has dropped, which may be a sign the name’s six-year reign as the number one name for boys is under threat.
Olivia, meanwhile, was the most popular girl’s name for the second year in a row.
And the BBC’s Peaky Blinders seems to have had a massive effect, with Tommy, Ada, and Arthur all seeing a surge.
Grayson, Rowan, and Tobias all appeared in the top 100 names for the boys for the first time; with Delilah, Ayla and Margot making their first appearances on the list for girls.
Royal names didn’t do quite as well as they have in previous years, with Harry, William, Catherine, and Meghan all slipping in 2018.
Top 10 baby girl names of 2018
Top 10 baby boy names of 2018