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These are the most popular baby names in the UK

Prima logo Prima 21/04/2017 Dusty Baxter-Wright

These are the most popular baby names in the UK © Getty These are the most popular baby names in the UK Seeing as we already know the names that will be extinct this year, the ones set to be the most common in 2017 and a selection of alternative titles for future babies, what about the ones that are actually popular now?

As in, what is the most common baby name in the UK at this exact moment in time?

BabyCentre have just the answer, after analysing names chosen by 76,993 mums (who gave birth to 41,158 boys and 35,775 girls) in 2016, and discovering what the top 10 most popular ones are.

Baby girl © Provided by Getty Images Baby girl MOST POPULAR NAMES FOR GIRLS

  1. Olivia
  2. Lily
  3. Sophia
  4. Emily
  5. Amelia
  6. Ava
  7. Isla
  8. Isabella
  9. Isabelle
  10. Sophie
  11. Ella
  12. Mia
  13. Poppy
  14. Evie
  15. Charlotte
  16. Chloe
  17. Grace
  18. Scarlett
  19. Alice
  20. Freya

© Provided by National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK) MOST POPULAR NAMES FOR BOYS

  1. Oliver
  2. Muhammad
  3. Noah
  4. Harry
  5. Jack
  6. Charlie
  7. Jacob
  8. George
  9. Ethan
  10. Henry
  11. Oscar
  12. James
  13. Joshua
  14. Freddie
  15. Leo
  16. Alfie
  17. Max
  18. Thomas
  19. William
  20. Finley

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