Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Oliver and Olivia: the most popular baby names in England and Wales

What are the top baby names for 2009? We have used Tableau Software in our analysis to analyse the date courtesy of the Guardian and the office of national statistics.

Click on the chart entries to get the most of this insight and bring the data to life.



Olivia remains steady as the most popular girl's name and is joined by Oliver, up one place to top the poll of most popular baby names.

The fastest rise in popularity was seen by the girl's name Maisie which jumped 29 places from last year to the position of 34th most popular. Austin saw the biggest surge in popularity amongst the boys' names, up 60 to finally make an appearance in the top 100.

The regional data shows Jack and Oliver to be the top names across the UK apart from in the West Midlands where Mohammed takes the top spot for the boys. For the girls, Olivia and Sophie stay strong across England and Wales apart from the East where Chloe takes the top place.