Oh, hey soon-to-be parents desperately trying to decide on what to call their tiny humans. You’ve come to the right place.
BabyCentre has rounded up the top 100 UK baby names of 2017 for baby girls and baby boys, so you can have a browse through what parents are calling their kiddos and take as much inspiration as you fancy.
Some important baby name trends to note. The research suggests that gender neutral names are more popular than ever, with Riley, Frankie, and Harley all firm favourites.
There’s a move away from flower-inspired names to looking to more extreme types of nature. Forest, Hawk, Fox, and Storm have all raced up the charts.
Love Island’s having an impact too. Olivia, Montana, Camilla, and Gabby are all enjoying more registrations in 2017 than in previous years.
Most popular UK gender-neutral names for 2017:
Lorna Marsh, BabyCentre associate editor, said: ‘Love Island was our surprise screen inspiration this summer. Although sadly, there were no registrations for Cash, which superfans will recognise as the name chosen by runner-up Chris Hughes for the doll he looked after as part of a parenting competition on the show! But could that be a name to watch in 2018 however?
‘The number of parents choosing gender-neutral names is of real interest after the gender debate took centre stage this year. And with Harley at number three of the gender-neutral chart and Quinn at number five it’s possible Suicide Squad supervillain Harley Quinn influenced parents of both boys and girls.
‘The appeal of delicate flower names is wilting in the face of more extreme forces of nature. Perhaps this return to the wild is rooted in millennial parents’ desire to reconnect with the great outdoors. It’s certainly a growing trend to watch in 2018.
‘And the popularity of Reggie, Ronnie and Alfie could be down to the Tom Hardy effect, as they’re all characters played by the British actor. Whatever the reason, BabyCentre parents clearly see the appeal of a bad boy.’
Interesting. Anyway, without further ado or analysis, here are the top 100 boys and girls names for 2017 in the UK.
Top 100 UK boys’ names of 2017:
Top 100 UK girls’ names of 2017:
Which name’s your favourite?
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