REVEALED: The most popular baby names of 2017 – did your name make the cut?

Is your baby's name on the list? Picture: PA Wire
Is your baby's name on the list? Picture: PA Wire

THE most popular baby names in the UK last year have been officially listed by the Office for National Statistics.

For the second year running, the most popular baby names in England and Wales were Oliver and Olivia.

Olivia, Amelia, Isla, Ava and Emily were the top five names for girls in 2017.

Oliver, Harry, George, Noah and Jack were the most popular names for boys.

Harry, Oliver and Jack are showing no signs of slowing in popularity, with all three names having also been in the top five ten years ago.

Nick Stripe, of the Office for National Statistics, said: ‘Although Oliver and Olivia remained the most popular baby names in 2017, some fascinating changes took place beneath them.

‘Leo entered the boys' top 10 for the first time, whilst Hunter rocketed into the top 100, also for the first time, reaching number 78.

‘Sarah, the most popular name for baby girls throughout much of the 1970s and 1980s, dropped out of the top 100 for the first time since our records began in 1904.

‘Brand new entries into the top 100 for girls include the names Aurora and Hallie.’