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The top 100 boys and girls names from 2012

The most popular boys and girls names of 2012

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The top 100 for both boys and girls in 2012

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.

Rank

Girls

Boys

1

Amelia

Harry

2

Olivia

Jack

3

Emily

Charlie

4

Jessica

Oliver

5

Sophie

Alfie

6

Lily

Riley

7

Mia

Jacob

8

Ava

James

9

Isla

Thomas

10

Ruby

Ethan

11

Grace

Joshua

12

Evie

Max

13

Poppy

George

14

Sophia

Noah

15

Isabella

William

16

Chloe

Tyler

17

Freya

Archie

18

Ella

Daniel

19

Lucy

Logan

20

Daisy

Leo

21

Millie

Oscar

22

Charlotte

Mason

23

Isabelle

Lucas

24

Eva

Jake

25

Lola

Dylan

26

Layla

Joseph

27

Holly

Henry

28

Scarlett

Samuel

29

Maisie

Freddie

30

Molly

Harrison

31

Lilly

Finley

32

Erin

Alexander

33

Summer

Jayden

34

Ellie

Isaac

35

Lexi

Lewis

36

Sienna

Ryan

37

Alice

Adam

38

Phoebe

Theo

39

Megan

Benjamin

40

Hannah

Harley

41

Lacey

Alex

42

Emma

Luke

43

Brooke

Matthew

44

Florence

Edward

45

Rosie

Callum

46

Imogen

Liam

47

Katie

Toby

48

Amy

Tommy

49

Abigail

Harvey

50

Elizabeth

Jamie

51

Leah

Connor

52

Jasmine

Bobby

53

Gracie

Nathan

54

Georgia

Jenson

55

Sofia

Ollie

56

Bella

Sebastian

57

Matilda

Michael

58

Anna

Frankie

59

Amber

Finlay

60

Amelie

Kai

61

Faith

Ben

62

Esme

Blake

63

Madison

Zachary

64

Hollie

Aiden

65

Willow

Cameron

66

Maya

Aaron

67

Maddison

David

68

Bethany

Arthur

69

Isabel

Luca

70

Evelyn

Jude

71

Elsie

Sam

72

Darcy

Leon

73

Zara

Dexter

74

Paige

Owen

75

Niamh

Kyle

76

Julia

Kayden

77

Eliza

Louis

78

Rose

Rhys

79

Annabelle

Evan

80

Tilly

Taylor

81

Mollie

Rory

82

Heidi

Stanley

83

Lauren

Caleb

84

Rebecca

Zac

85

Zoe

Elliot

86

Eleanor

Reuben

87

Skye

Bailey

88

Harriet

Kian

89

Maisy

Jackson

90

Martha

Louie

91

Caitlin

Billy

92

Alexis

Sonny

93

Mya

Seth

94

Scarlet

Olly

95

Emilia

Reece

96

Lexie

Bradley

97

Kayla

Hugo

98

Darcey

Hayden

99

Isobel

Cody

100

Keira

Elijah

The top 100 boys and girls names from 2012