Top baby names of 2019 in the UK revealed – Muhammad and Olivia most popular

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Baby names are a priority for Britons expecting a child soon.

They can also tell us a lot about trends.

BabyCentre’s list of most popular baby names in the UK so far this year have shown Britons are opting for 80s names again.

And while many of the most popular names have stayed in the top spots, other more unique names have climbed in popularity.

Penny, Jason and Greta have become more popular in the past year. Some have pointed to Swedish activist Greta Thunberg as the reason for the latter.

Game of Thrones also seem have have inspired parents.

Some babies have been named Tyrion and Theon, and one little girl was called Arya Cersei.

But which are the most popular names in the UK this year?

Olivia is the most popular girls name while Muhammad is the top pick for boys.

Top baby names

Girls names

Olivia

Sophia

Lily

Ava

Mia

Isla

Amelia

Freya

Isabella

Emily

Aria

Evie

Grace

Isabelle

Ella

Ivy

Sophie

Willow

Charlotte

Elsie

Boys names

Muhammad

Noah

George

Oliver

Charlie

Harry

Leo

Arthur

Jack

Freddie

Jaxon

Ethan

Jacob

Theo

Oscar

Alfie

Henry

Archie

Joshua

Thomas

BabyCentre said: “As Brexit hangs in the balance and there is another change in prime minister, UK politics are in turmoil.

“So parents are increasingly plumping for strong and stable names, especially those with a 1980s twist. Whatever anyone’s thoughts on the decade’s politics, we can safely say they were a little more settled than they are now.

“Perhaps this is the reason why parents of baby Michaels and Maxines are compensating for the current turmoil with solid choices. Jason, John, David, Penny, Hannah and Emma are also making a comeback.

“And there was even a registration for the unusual name combination of Blair Margaret, as if to show politics is no longer divided on party lines.”

Royal baby names often inspire new parents when it comes to choosing a moniker for their little one. 

Kate’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, comes stands as the 19th most popular baby girl names for 2019 in the UK – but Zara’s daughter, Mia, has taken a one up from her cousin.

Mia has been crowned the fifth most common baby girl name this year, according to statistics by parents resource platform BabyCentre.

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