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The top 100 boys and girls names from 2011

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Looking for the perfect name for your baby? Take a quick search through the most popular baby names of 2011.

Choosing a name for the latest addition to your family is very exciting. You may decide to name your baby after a relative or go for a unique baby name. Whichever you choose, think about how well it suits your surname and if you want to add any middle names, too. To help you find the perfect name Bounty has compiled a list of the most popular names of 2011.

Movers and shakers in baby names for 2011

Bounty found that Harry has taken over from Oliver as the most popular boys' name in Britain - and Jack, which was in second place in 2010 also leapt above Oliver, which slipped down to third place. Olivia remains top, despite strong competition from Lily which climbed one place to second, while Sophie slipped from second to third place.Tommy was the biggest climber among the boys’ names, springing from 131st place last year to 66th this time round, an improvement of 65 places. Jackson also made huge leaps, rising from 128th in 2010 to 75th.

Among the higher rankings, Riley is now becoming a massively popular baby boys name, climbing 16 spots from 25th to ninth place. Jenson, obviously inspired by the success of British F1 ace Jenson Button, rose 30 places from 99th to 69th. Among the girls, Eliza is the biggest climber leaping from 141st to 84th. Willow also enjoyed a good year climbing 31 places from 108 to 77. Sofia rose from 78th to 53rd, while Julia, which has only been in the top 100 for five years, leapt 22 spots to 63rd.

Bella and Esme, characters played by Kristen James Stewart and Elizabeth Reaser respectively in teen Vampire films Twilight, have both risen well this year. The baby name Bella soared 27 places from 98 to 71 while Esme climbed 10 places from 82 to 72.

Amid the higher ranks Sophia, the name of Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch's daughter, climbed 14 spots to 14th place while Layla enjoyed similar success rising to 29th. Katie, Amy and Lauren are falling dramatically in the girls list while Cameron, Conor, Reece and Bailey are on the wane in the boys list.

Rank

Girls

Boys

1

Olivia

Harry

2

Lily

Jack

3

Sophie

Oliver

4

Amelia

Charlie

5

Emily

Alfie

6

Jessica

Jacob

7

Grace

Thomas

8

Ava

James

9

Ruby

Riley

10

Mia

Ethan

11

Chloe

Joshua

12

Evie

William

13

Isabella

George

14

Sophia

Max

15

Poppy

Daniel

16

Isla

Noah

17

Ella

Oscar

18

Lucy

Logan

19

Freya

Archie

20

Daisy

Dylan

21

Maisie

Lucas

22

Lilly

Jake

23

Isabelle

Samuel

24

Charlotte

Joseph

25

Ellie

Tyler

26

Summer

Jayden

27

Megan

Leo

28

Holly

Lewis

29

Layla

Ryan

30

Eva

Mason

31

Erin

Finley

32

Millie

Henry

33

Lola

Alexander

34

Phoebe

Adam

35

Lexi

Harrison

36

Lacey

Freddie

37

Imogen

Benjamin

38

Scarlett

Callum

39

Sienna

Liam

40

Emma

Luke

41

Molly

Isaac

42

Hannah

Matthew

43

Alice

Jamie

44

Amy

Connor

45

Brooke

Alex

46

Katie

Theo

47

Abigail

Nathan

48

Leah

Kai

49

Jasmine

Edward

50

Gracie

Toby

51

Amber

Harvey

52

Rosie

Harley

53

Sofia

Aiden

54

Matilda

Ben

55

Florence

Finlay

56

Elizabeth

Michael

57

Faith

Aaron

58

Amelie

Ollie

59

Georgia

Cameron

60

Anna

Sam

61

Maya

David

62

Madison

Zachary

63

Julia

Leon

64

Rebecca

Owen

65

Bethany

Sebastian

66

Paige

Tommy

67

Maddison

Rhys

68

Niamh

Bobby

69

Kayla

Jenson

70

Isabel

Kyle

71

Bella

Louis

72

Esme

Kayden

73

Isobel

Luca

74

Lexie

Evan

75

Lauren

Jackson

76

Caitlin

Blake

77

Willow

Kian

78

Zoe

Caleb

79

Skye

Dexter

80

Rose

Louie

81

Zara

Jude

82

Keira

Zac

83

Eleanor

Taylor

84

Eliza

Reece

85

Emilia

Rory

86

Martha

Ashton

87

Hollie

Hayden

88

Evelyn

Frankie

89

Heidi

Arthur

90

Tilly

Bailey

91

Darcy

Gabriel

92

Eve

Stanley

93

Nicole

Cody

94

Elsie

Elliot

95

Sarah

Jay

96

Libby

Billy

97

Harriet

John

98

Abbie

Aidan

99

Maisy

Corey

100

Mya

Joel

The top 100 boys and girls names from 2011