A new born baby grasps the thumb of her motherA new born baby grasps the thumb of her mother
A new born baby grasps the thumb of her mother

Top 10 most popular baby names in Hampshire revealed by ONS

THE most popular baby names from the past year have been revealed today.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the most picked baby names for boys and girls in 2021.

Across the country, Muhammad is one of the most popular boys names – but doesn’t feature in Hampshire’s top 10.

Meanwhile, girls names like Freya and Florence have proven popular right across England and Wales.

In Portsmouth, Ivy was the most popular girls name, as well as on the Isle of Wight.

The top boys names in the city were George and Henry, with the same number of newborns given each name.

George was also the most popular name in Gosport, with Henry proving to be the most popular in Havant.

The latest ONS results show Noah has knocked Oliver off the top spot to become the most popular boys’ name in England. Olivia has remained the reigning top name for girls for the sixth year in a row.

But which names are the most popular here? We have listed the top 5 for girls and then for boys, in descending order.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.