Most Popular Names

Here are the 50 most popular baby names in England and Wales of 1997 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 1997:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 Jack 3.078 10,145
2 James 2.990 9,853
3 Thomas 2.876 9,479
4 Daniel 2.745 9,047
5 Joshua 2.336 7,698
6 Matthew 2.258 7,443
7 Samuel 1.932 6,367
8 Joseph 1.763 5,809
9 Ryan 1.709 5,631
10 Jordan 1.640 5,404
11 Luke 1.562 5,147
12 Connor 1.484 4,890
13 Benjamin 1.451 4,782
14 Callum 1.440 4,746
15 Liam 1.439 4,743
16 Alexander 1.426 4,698
17 Harry 1.405 4,631
18 George 1.392 4,586
19 William 1.365 4,499
20 Adam 1.275 4,202
21 Lewis 1.233 4,065
22 Jake 1.197 3,945
23 Michael 1.124 3,704
24 Oliver 1.107 3,647
25 Nathan 0.905 2,983
26 Christopher 0.892 2,939
27 Kieran 0.835 2,753
28 Bradley 0.833 2,745
29 Jacob 0.786 2,590
30 Ben 0.780 2,572
31 Jamie 0.771 2,540
32 Aaron 0.758 2,497
33 Mohammed 0.725 2,390
34 Robert 0.692 2,281
35 David 0.679 2,237
36 Cameron 0.677 2,231
37 Andrew 0.674 2,220
38 Kyle 0.669 2,205
39 Brandon 0.663 2,184
40 Charlie 0.656 2,161
41 Reece 0.540 1,780
42 Charles 0.535 1,762
43 Alex 0.530 1,747
44 Edward 0.519 1,711
45 Jonathan 0.513 1,690
46 Ashley 0.504 1,660
47 Sam 0.474 1,562
48 Joe 0.441 1,454
49 John 0.437 1,439
50 Scott 0.429 1,414
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Chloe 2.470 7,745
2 Emily 2.110 6,616
3 Sophie 2.013 6,311
4 Jessica 1.942 6,090
5 Megan 1.826 5,724
6 Hannah 1.780 5,581
7 Charlotte 1.764 5,531
8 Lauren 1.764 5,529
9 Rebecca 1.759 5,514
10 Georgia 1.565 4,908
11 Amy 1.488 4,666
12 Lucy 1.351 4,235
13 Emma 1.316 4,126
14 Bethany 1.299 4,074
15 Katie 1.232 3,864
16 Shannon 1.161 3,640
17 Laura 0.937 2,937
18 Courtney 0.897 2,812
19 Olivia 0.890 2,789
20 Eleanor 0.876 2,747
21 Molly 0.838 2,628
22 Sarah 0.833 2,613
23 Holly 0.824 2,584
24 Abigail 0.820 2,570
25 Jade 0.810 2,538
26 Alice 0.721 2,259
27 Ellie 0.702 2,202
28 Rachel 0.676 2,120
29 Danielle 0.660 2,069
30 Elizabeth 0.603 1,892
31 Zoe 0.569 1,784
32 Paige 0.543 1,703
33 Georgina 0.542 1,700
34 Victoria 0.526 1,650
35 Chelsea 0.526 1,649
36 Leah 0.512 1,605
37 Nicole 0.500 1,569
38 Samantha 0.495 1,552
39 Natasha 0.478 1,500
40 Amber 0.475 1,490
40 Anna 0.475 1,490
42 Grace 0.459 1,440
43 Alexandra 0.440 1,381
44 Ella 0.415 1,300
45 Louise 0.409 1,283
46 Caitlin 0.388 1,215
47 Melissa 0.376 1,180
48 Jasmine 0.368 1,154
49 Amelia 0.365 1,145
50 Kayleigh 0.364 1,140