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
MOST POPULAR BOY NAMES OF THE PAST 20 YEARS
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
‘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.