Most popular baby names last year in Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Havant, East Hampshire and Winchester

Olivia and Rosie has become the new most popular name for baby girls born in Portsmouth.

Sunday, 30th August 2020, 2:26 pm
Updated Monday, 31st August 2020, 12:42 pm
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ONS figures show 17 newborns were given the name Olivia or Rosie last year – though this was one fewer than ​the previous year's top-ranked Olivia.

Meanwhile, 25 babies saw Arthur remain the top boys' name in 2019 – one more than the year before.

In the Fareham Borough Council area, Isla and Arthur have become the new most popular baby names.

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Eleven newborns were given the name Isla last year – making it as popular a girls' name as ​in 2018, when there were 11 babies called Olivia.

Nineteen boys were called Arthur in 2019 – three more than former top spot Henry the year before.

In Gosport Olivia, Arthur, George and Leo have become the new most popular baby names.

Seven newborns were given the name Olivia last year – though this was two fewer than ​the previous year's top ranked Florence.

Nine boys were called Arthur, George or Leo in 2019 – two fewer than former top spot Oliver the year before.

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Havant’s figures saw Ava become the new most popular name for baby girls.

ONS figures reveal 12 newborns were named Ava last year – making it as popular a girls' name as ​the previous year's top ranked Amelia.

Meanwhile, 15 babies saw Arthur remain the top boys' name in 2019 – two fewer than the year before.

For the area covered by Winchester City Council, Matilda has become the new most popular name for baby girls.

There were 12 newborns named Matilda last year – making it an even more popular girls' name than ​the previous year's top ranked Florence and Sophia.

And 20 babies saw Arthur remain the top boys' name in 2019 – one more than the year before.

And in the East Hampshire council area, nine newborn girls were named Willow last year – though this was two fewer than ​the previous year's top ranked Olivia.

Thirteen boys were called George or Harry in 2019 – six fewer than former top spot Oliver the year before.

Olivia topped the national girls' list for the fourth year in succession, with Amelia and Isla in second and third respectively.