Wednesday, December 04, 2019

The most popular names of 2019 were Olivia and Muhammad

  • Olivia, Sophia and Ava top the list for favourite baby girl names this year
  • While Muhammad, Noah and Leo are the top of the list for boys baby names
  • Characters from films and children's favourite books have also had an influence
The BabyCentre has released its annual top 100 baby names - but reveal that the climate crisis and female footballers have had a big influence on baby names this year too.  
Olivia, Sophia and Ava topped the list for favourite baby girl names, however the UK baby website claim that female footballers, including England's Lionesses, have inspired some parents. 
The list, which is collated after thousands of parents register their babies names on the website, also saw Muhammad, Noah and Leo top the list for boys names. 
However, earth-friendly baby names have also been popular, with Forrest and Ivy appearing on the list - as parents become more conscious of climate change
Other factors that influenced names where characters from musical films and children's favourite books.  

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