Most Popular Names

Here are the 50 most popular baby names in England and Wales of 1996 for girls and boys. Click on a name below to learn baby name meanings and more.

Most Popular Names For Births In the England and Wales 1996:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 Jack 3.232 10,779
2 Daniel 3.100 10,338
3 Thomas 2.880 9,603
4 James 2.814 9,385
5 Joshua 2.365 7,887
6 Matthew 2.227 7,426
7 Ryan 1.948 6,496
8 Joseph 1.857 6,193
9 Samuel 1.847 6,161
10 Liam 1.740 5,802
11 Jordan 1.724 5,750
12 Luke 1.698 5,664
13 Connor 1.502 5,009
14 Alexander 1.451 4,840
15 Benjamin 1.441 4,805
16 Adam 1.361 4,538
17 Harry 1.330 4,434
18 Jake 1.299 4,331
19 George 1.285 4,287
20 Callum 1.284 4,281
21 William 1.280 4,269
22 Michael 1.256 4,187
23 Oliver 1.096 3,655
24 Lewis 1.070 3,569
25 Christopher 1.044 3,483
26 Kieran 0.864 2,882
27 Nathan 0.823 2,744
28 Jamie 0.806 2,688
29 Andrew 0.802 2,676
30 Robert 0.793 2,644
31 Bradley 0.767 2,557
32 David 0.755 2,517
33 Aaron 0.753 2,511
34 Ben 0.699 2,332
35 Jacob 0.674 2,249
36 Mohammed 0.633 2,112
37 Kyle 0.614 2,046
38 Charlie 0.573 1,912
39 Jonathan 0.564 1,881
40 Ashley 0.562 1,874
41 Reece 0.543 1,811
42 Cameron 0.537 1,791
43 Alex 0.528 1,762
44 Charles 0.521 1,738
45 Edward 0.497 1,658
46 John 0.494 1,649
47 Sam 0.491 1,638
48 Scott 0.489 1,632
49 Sean 0.478 1,594
50 Joe 0.470 1,567
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Sophie 2.243 7,087
2 Chloe 2.160 6,824
3 Jessica 2.124 6,711
4 Emily 2.030 6,415
5 Lauren 1.993 6,299
6 Hannah 1.872 5,916
7 Charlotte 1.856 5,866
8 Rebecca 1.844 5,828
9 Amy 1.647 5,206
10 Megan 1.566 4,948
11 Shannon 1.471 4,649
12 Katie 1.372 4,337
13 Bethany 1.352 4,271
14 Emma 1.339 4,232
15 Lucy 1.188 3,753
16 Georgia 1.178 3,723
17 Laura 1.134 3,582
18 Sarah 0.985 3,111
19 Jade 0.870 2,750
20 Danielle 0.836 2,641
21 Abigail 0.821 2,595
22 Eleanor 0.809 2,555
23 Holly 0.791 2,498
24 Olivia 0.777 2,456
25 Alice 0.746 2,357
26 Elizabeth 0.704 2,225
27 Rachel 0.666 2,105
28 Paige 0.649 2,052
29 Molly 0.641 2,026
30 Ellie 0.601 1,900
31 Zoe 0.600 1,897
32 Samantha 0.587 1,854
33 Natasha 0.554 1,751
34 Chelsea 0.549 1,735
35 Leah 0.540 1,705
36 Nicole 0.531 1,679
37 Victoria 0.515 1,627
38 Alexandra 0.505 1,595
39 Georgina 0.504 1,593
40 Amber 0.450 1,422
41 Grace 0.450 1,421
42 Natalie 0.441 1,393
43 Jodie 0.428 1,354
44 Louise 0.414 1,309
45 Abbie 0.410 1,297
46 Melissa 0.406 1,282
47 Anna 0.403 1,274
48 Stephanie 0.401 1,266
48 Katherine 0.401 1,266
50 Gemma 0.399 1,261