As we say goodbye to 2020 (thank goodness) and move into a New, and hopefully more positive year, we can look back on many challenges faced by families everywhere.

Expectant mums faced coping with attending scans and appointments on their own and then similar birthing restrictions because of the pandemic. The virus has stopped many things, but when baby is due to arrive, nothing is going to hold that back. But have the restrictions had an impact on the names the new borns have been given?

The team at Bounty have been analysing the most popular baby names of the year and it seems that some have gone for more unusual baby names inspired by lockdown. While others kept it traditional when it came to naming their little bundles of joy.

There are some new boys names which have entered into the top ten, including Arthur and Theo. As for the girls, Freya and Ivy made hig chart positions too.

Fans of the TV series Peaky Blinders will notice Tommy has stormed into the charts to number 15 with Finley at 18 – maybe in tribute to Mr Shelby’s younger brother Finn.

Peaky Blinders – BBC

Other climbing names included Teddy , Arlo , Theodore and Roman , plus Grayson , Ezra , Jude and Ronnie .

Boys names dropping out of the top 20 include Joshua , Logan and Ethan.

As for the girls, Arabella climbed 45 places to 42 and look set to soar in popularity over the next year. Myla also moved up 39 places to number 79.

Other climbing names include Iris and Mabel with names including Lexi , Brooke , Maddison , Paige , Holly, Lucy, Chloe and Jessica in decline.

So, in true chart fashion, here we go……

TOP 100 BABY BOYS’ NAMES FOR 2020

Here are the latest top 100 boys’ names (including their position change in the last 12 months).

  1. Oliver (0)
  2. Noah (+2)
  3. George (+2)
  4. Arthur (+10)
  5. Freddie (+5)
  6. Leo (+2)
  7. Theo (+5)
  8. Oscar (+3)
  9. Charlie (- 6)
  10. Harry (- 8)
  11. Archie (+2)
  12. Alfie (- 5)
  13. Jack (- 7)
  14. Henry (+5)
  15. Tommy (+14)
  16. Thomas (+1)
  17. Jacob (- 8)
  18. Finley (+10)
  19. Lucas (+2)
  20. Isaac (+4)
  21. James (-3)
  22. Teddy (+8)
  23. Max (-3)
  24. William (-1)
  25. Joshua (-9)
  26. Harrison (+1)
  27. Mason (-2)
  28. Arlo (+12)
  29. Logan (-14)
  30. Theodore (+23)
  31. Elijah (+6)
  32. Roman (+33)
  33. Ethan (-11)
  34. Albie (+13)
  35. Rory (+19)
  36. Reggie (+8)
  37. Alexander (-1)
  38. Adam (-4)
  39. Jaxon (+4)
  40. Reuben (+17)
  41. Toby (+8)
  42. Hunter (-1)
  43. Luca (+16)
  44. Dylan (-13)
  45. Daniel (-13)
  46. Edward (+4)
  47. Frankie (-2)
  48. Louie (-9)
  49. Jude (+20)
  50. Hugo (+18)
  51. Sebastian (+1)
  52. Ronnie (+19)
  53. Benjamin (+5)
  54. Grayson (+33)
  55. Ezra (+21)
  56. Riley (-30)
  57. Carter (+6)
  58. Joseph (-23)
  59. Samuel (+5)
  60. Ollie (-5)
  61. Zachary (+11)
  62. Finn (+29)
  63. Louis (+3)
  64. Jenson (+6)
  65. Alex (-9)
  66. Bobby (-4)
  67. Albert (+26)
  68. David (-1)
  69. Stanley (+21)
  70. Hudson (+33)
  71. Liam (-10)
  72. Jackson (+3)
  73. Blake (+1)
  74. Harvey (-26)
  75. Caleb (+6)
  76. Jesse (+25)
  77. Leon (+8)
  78. Elliot (+5)
  79. Oakley (+20)
  80. Gabriel (+15)
  81. Harley (-35)
  82. Chester (+25)
  83. Ellis (+6)
  84. Jayden (-46)
  85. Austin (+33)
  86. Jake (-44)
  87. Elliott (+5)
  88. Eli (+12)
  89. Milo (+34)
  90. Ryan (-30)
  91. Rowan (+15)
  92. Kai (-15)
  93. Luke (-15)
  94. Felix (+41)
  95. Myles (+32)
  96. Lewis (-45)
  97. Sonny (+15)
  98. Vinnie (+40)
  99. Nathan (-11)
  100. Matthew (- 21)

TOP 100 BABY GIRLS’ NAMES FOR 2020

Here are the latest top 100 girls’ names (including their position change in the last 12 months).

  1. Olivia 0
  2. Amelia 0
  3. Isla + 1
  4. Ava – 1
  5. Mia 0
  6. Grace 1+
  7. Freya +6
  8. Lily -2
  9. Sophia +3
  10. Ivy +14
  11. Emily -3
  12. Willow +5
  13. Evie -4
  14. Poppy +1
  15. Isabella -4
  16. Rosie +4
  17. Ella -7
  18. Elsie +13
  19. Florence +14
  20. Sienna +7
  21. Sophie -7
  22. Harper +10
  23. Evelyn +11
  24. Daisy -2
  25. Charlotte -4
  26. Millie +3
  27. Alice +3
  28. Phoebe 0
  29. Sofia +8
  30. Ruby -14
  31. Maisie +5
  32. Luna +25
  33. Isabelle -10
  34. Emilia +16
  35. Matilda + 6
  36. Aria +4
  37. Maya +10
  38. Jessica -20
  39. Scarlett -14
  40. Layla -5
  41. Eva -2
  42. Arabella +45
  43. Ada + 30
  44. Bonnie +30
  45. Ellie -19
  46. Hallie +24
  47. Violet +9
  48. Bella -5
  49. Esme -7
  50. Eliza +2
  51. Molly -2
  52. Penelope +8
  53. Erin -5
  54. Lotte +9
  55. Chloe -36
  56. Gracie -3
  57. Nancy +25
  58. Imogen -12
  59. Lucy -21
  60. Thea -5
  61. Lola -17
  62. Emma -3
  63. Aurora +8
  64. Harriet +5
  65. Hannah -3
  66. Mila -8
  67. Zara +1
  68. Elizabeth +13
  69. Rose +3
  70. Darcie -4
  71. Delilah +27
  72. Eleanor +3
  73. Robyn +4
  74. Jasmine -7
  75. Lilly -30
  76. Orla +16
  77. Georgia -16
  78. Amber -14
  79. Myla +39
  80. Iris +36
  81. Holly – 30
  82. Mabel +85
  83. Heidi +6
  84. Ayla +27
  85. Lyla +12
  86. Summer -32
  87. Lyra +124
  88. Felicity +22
  89. Mollie +4
  90. Clara +30
  91. Lexi -26
  92. Hope +14
  93. Esmae +20
  94. Zoe +15
  95. Lara +28
  96. Abigail -16
  97. Annabelle -7
  98. Anna -14
  99. Amelie -4
  100. Darcy 0

Muhammad is still one of the most popular names around the world. While non-Muslim families have a seemingly limitless range of possible names to choose from, tradition is still very important for Muslim families, including the custom of naming a son after the Prophet. In fact, the name is so popular that many Muhammads shorten their name to Md., Mohd., or Muhd. and go by a less common name.

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