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Top 100 boys’ names chosen in the UK this year

Find out which baby names hit the top 100 most popular boys names

Top 100 boys names

Discover which boys names are the most popular choices

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Oliver continues to top the charts as the number 1 name chosen for boys. George has crept back up to position 2 with Harry dipping to position 3 proving that the nation loves its little princes.

Leo has moved up 3 places to proudly reside in the top 10 at position 7 while Alfie is just holding on in the top 10 after dropping 2 places on last year.

Highest climbing boys names this year

This decade’s continuing trend of bringing back traditional names for boys is demonstrated by the new entry of Dominic which has shot up 22 places to make it into the top 100 reaching position 97 but unusual names are also on the rise with Ezra, no doubt inspired by singer George Ezra up 23 places to position 65. The biggest rise this year is for Hunter up 37 places and now breaking into the top 30 most popular names for boys, at position 29. 

Is there a new trend emerging in boys’ names?

The cult status of the Shelby brothers in Peaky Blinders may be the reason for the increase in popularity of boys’ names Tommy (up 14 places to position 33), Arthur (up 9 places to position 14) and Finn (up 16 places to position 67). However, the other Shelby brother, John hasn’t made it in to the top 100 this year.

Baby boys’ names on the decline 

Oscar drops out of the top 10 this year, down 4 places to position 13. Traditional choice, Samuel is down 15 places to position 51 and other conventional names for boys also on the decline include Nathan down 18 places to 91, biblical name Matthew down 15 places to position 80 and Lewis down 12 places to 73.

Biblical names on the decrease this year include Zachary which has dropped 10 places to position 69 and Luke down 9 places to position 83. 
Once considered trend names are also on a rapid decline, these include Harley down 14 places to position 52 and Jackson  down 8 places to position 68.


Top 100 Baby boys names

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

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

Top 100 boys’ names chosen in the UK this year