Baby Names 2012

Baby Names 2012

Top 100 baby names of 2012 from Jan to December.

Looking for the perfect name for your baby? Take a quick search through the most popular baby names of 2012

The 100 top baby names for boys and 100 top baby names for girls lists, compiled of names given to 430,000 babies born in 2012, also revealed that Amelia has knocked Olivia off the top spot, whilst Harry holds onto his crown at number one for the second year running.

Vintage-style names like Elsie, Frankie and Arthur have emerged as 'ones to watch' for top baby names 2013, as our annual baby names report reveals they are amongst the highest risers in popularity for UK babies born in the past year.

If you're looking for a name that will stand out, try our top 10 Extraordinary Baby Names of 2012.


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Top 100 baby names for girls

In the overall top 100 baby names for girls list Amelia is followed by Olivia, Emily and Jessica. In fifth place is Sophie, closely followed by Lily and Mia. Ava, Isla and Ruby complete the top ten.

Mollie, made popular by Mollie King of the girl group The Saturdays, moved up a massive 30 places from 111th to 81. Mya and Scarlet also made it into the girl’s top 100 to positions 93 and 94 respectively.

Darcey also leapt up 30 places to 98, revived by the success of the new Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell.

But the biggest mover in the top 100 was Elsie which rose 24 places from 95 to 71 and the biggest loser was Kayla dropping 27 places from 70 to 97.

Top 100 baby names for boys

In the overall top 100 baby names for boys list, Jack came in second and Charlie, climbing one place, made it to third. Frankie, enjoyed the biggest rise within the top 100, up 23 places from 81 to 58.

But Hugo, the moniker brought to fame by Made in Chelsea star and former "I'm a Celebrity" contestant Hugo Taylor, broke into the boys top 100 after climbing a huge 61 places this year.

Arthur jumped 22 to position 68, whilst Tommy and Bobby were up 17 to positions 48 and 52 respectively.

The biggest losers dropping out of the top 100 were the American sounding Ashton and Corey.

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