Noah and Isla are the most popular baby names in Gloucester, new figures have revealed.
For the first time, the Office for National Statistics have released figures on the top boys’ and girls’ names at a local level.
They have revealed that 21 baby boys in Gloucester were named Noah in 2017, while 16 girls were called Isla – making them the most popular baby names in our city.
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When compared with 2007, the names with the greatest increase in popularity in the top 10 in 2017 were Noah, Leo and Oscar (up 46, 36 and 33 places in the rankings respectively).
The largest decrease was for Daniel, down 26 places in the rankings since being in the top 10 in 2007.
Of the 10 most popular girls’ names in 2017, there were four that were also in the top 10 in 2007; Olivia, Emily, and Lily and Amelia.
Compared with 2007, the biggest increases in popularity for those names in the top 10 in 2016 were Isla and Ava (up 62 and 34 places in the rankings respectively).
The largest decrease in popularity since being in the top 10 in 2007 was for Ruby (down 28 rank places).