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The most popular baby names of the past 20 years revealed: Charlotte, George and Louis steadily climb the list thanks to the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, while Emily is the first choice for a girl and Jack for a boy

  • Monikers Charlotte, George and Louis have steadily increased in popularity
  • However, Elizabeth barely sneaks into the top half of the top 50 girl names
  • At the top of the list was Emily, while Olivia was second, according to Nameberry










The most popular baby names of the past 20 years have been revealed – and it seems that many parents are inspired by the royal family.

Monikers Charlotte, George and Louis have steadily grown in popularity in recent years thanks to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children, Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three.

However, Elizabeth barely sneaks into the most popular half of the generation’s top 50 girls’ names, as recorded by American Nameberry.

At the top of the list was Emily, while Olivia took second place after being knocked out of first place earlier this year after the name had been the most used title for four years. The sun. Jack was the best choice for a boy.

Monikers Charlotte, George and Louis have steadily grown in popularity in recent years thanks to the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of eight, Princess Charlotte of six and Prince Louis (pictured with their parents)

MOST POPULAR GIRL NAMES OF THE PAST 20 YEARS

EMILY

OLIVIA

JESSICA

SOPHIE

CHLOE

CHARLOTTE

ELEGANCE

AMELIA

ELLA

LUCY

LILY

MIA

ELLIE

HANNAH

HOLLY

ALICE

ISABELLA

PHOEBE

MOLLY

DAISY

EMMA

ABIGAIL

RUBY

MEGAN

ELIZABETH

ISABELLE

GEORGIA

MILLIE

POPPY

FREYA

ELEANOR

JASMINE

SOPHIA

ERIN

IMOGEN

AMBER

ROSIE

KATIE

LEAH

AMY

ANNA

MAISIE

BETHANY

EVIE

HARRIET

SARAH

ZOE

REBECCA

PAIGE

Scarlett

MOST POPULAR BOY NAMES OF THE PAST 20 YEARS

JACK

THOMAS

HARRY

OLIVER

JOSHUA

JAMES

WILLIAM

GEORGE

DANIEL

SAMUEL

JOSEPH

CHARLIE

JACOB

BENJAMIN

ALEXANDER

MUHAMMAD

ETHAN

ADAM

ALFIE

JAKE

MATTHEW

MAX

DYLAN

LUKE

HENRY

LEWIS

RYAN

EDWARD

LIAM

MUHAMMAD

HARRISON

MICHAEL

OSCAR

CALLUM

NATHAN

ISAAC

ARCHITECTURE

TYLER

DAVID

CONNOR

JAMIE

HARVEY

CHARLES

LUCAS

TOBY

LOUIS

AARON

ALEX

MASON

NOAH

Emily takes the crown of generations after being in the top five every year between 1996 and 2018.

Jessica, Sophie and Chloe took the rest of the top five spots, while Charlotte took sixth.

The royals also seemingly inspired some of the most popular boys’ names, with Harry as third, William as seventh and George as eighth.

Jack was crowned the most popular for the past 20 years, while Thomas came in second and Oliver third.

Pamela Redmond Satran, baby name expert and co-creator of Nameberry, said: “With boy names in particular, you can see some of the classics held up across the generation, a trend you’d see if you stretched the map a hundred years. .

However, Elizabeth barely sneaks into the most popular half of the generation's top 50 girls' names, as recorded by American Nameberry.  Pictured, the Queen in June 2021

However, Elizabeth barely sneaks into the most popular half of the generation’s top 50 girls’ names, as recorded by American Nameberry. Pictured, the Queen in June 2021

‘Names like Thomas, James, William and Daniel are never really in or out of fashion. They occupy a top spot on the baby name popularity lists, generation after generation.

You see more movement in girl names, even the classics that you would think are immune to fashion swings. Elizabeth barely made it into the top 25 and Sarah almost dropped out of the top 50.”

Using the latest data from the Office of National Statistics from 1996 to 2019, it was discovered that the name Charlotte had grown in popularity in the year following Princess Charlotte’s birth in 2015, and has remained ever since.

There are between 2,000 and 2,500 girls named Charlotte in England and Wales each year.

Meanwhile, George ranked tenth the year Prince George was born in 2013, but has slowly climbed the charts since then — reaching second place in 2018 and 2019. Louis also proved more popular the year after Prince Louis was born in the United States. 2018.

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