January 20, 2022

Reference: Lists & Rankings: Most Popular Baby Names in England & Wales, 2010

From the Office For National Statistics:

Oliver retained the top spot this year, with Jack still the second most popular baby name. Charlie rose two places to number five, William climbed up one to number seven and George re-entered the top 10 at number nine, up from eleven last year. James fell one place to ten and Joshua dropped three places to number eight. Other non-movers in the top 10 were Harry, Alfie and Thomas.

Olivia retained the top spot for the second year running. Among the top 10, Sophie rose three places to number two, Emily climbed one place to number three, Lily and Amelia climbed four places to number four and five respectively. Ruby and Chloe fell five spots each to numbers seven and eight respectively, while Grace fell two places to number nine. Other non-movers in the top 10 were Jessica and Evie. There were no new entries in the 2010 top 10 most popular names for baby girls in England and Wales.

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See Also: Baby Names Comparison Tool

The baby names comparison tool allows users to compare changes in rank of the top 100 baby names in England and Wales. The tool enables comparisons between popular names in 2009 and 2010 and also 2000 and 2010. Baby name statistics are derived from final annual birth registration data which includes all live births occurring in England and Wales in each year.

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