Most popular names among Cambridgeshire newborns in 2012 revealed

OLIVER and Amelia were top of the name game for Cambridgeshire parents in 2012.

Both names have been in the top 10 for the last five years.

Amelia, second for girls names in 2011 and made famous recently as Dr Who’s companion Amelia Pond, has been steadily moving up the table since 2007.

While Oliver has been a firm favourite, having been number one last year and in the top five boys names in 2007

The full list has been compiled by Cambridgeshire County Council’s registration service.


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The service deals with about 2,500 registration appointments a year and has made it easier for parents to make appointments to register the birth of their child with an online appointments facility.

The top five boys names for 2012 in Cambridgeshire were Oliver, Harry, Jack, George and Thomas/ William/ Henry whilst for the girls it was Amelia, Emily, Olivia/ Isla, Sophie and Grace.

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Top 20 names for boys in 2012 (last year’s place in brackets): 1 - Oliver (1), 2 - Harry (2), 3 - Jack (5), 4 - George (6), 5 - Thomas (3)/ William (7)/ Henry (11), 6 – Samuel (10), 7 – Charlie (8), 8 – James (4), 9 – Joshua (12), 10 – Jacob (12), 11 – Daniel (13), 12 – Riley (15)/ Oscar (16)/ Leo (20), 13 – Ethan (14)/ Sebastian (-), 14 – Alfie (9), 15 – Benjamin (18), 16 – Alexander (17), 17 – Noah (13)/ Isaac (19)/ Jake (-)/ Tyler (-), 18 – Archie (18), 19 – Joseph (-), 20 – Mason (-).

Top 20 names for girls in 2012 (last year’s place in brackets): 1 - Amelia (2), 2 - Emily (3), 3 - Olivia (1)/ Isla (16), 4 – Sophie (4), 5 – Grace (14), 6 – Charlotte (8), 7 – Jessica (6)/ Mia (8), 8 – Poppy (11)/ Sophia (16), 9 – Lily (5)/ Ava (17), 10 - Isabella (7), 11 – Florence (-), 12 – Evie (13), 13 – Ruby (19), 14 – Isabelle (10)/ Daisy (17), 15 – Chloe (9), 16 – Alice (18), 17 – Freya (10)/ Ella (12), 18 – Eleanor (8)/ Phoebe (15)/ Imogen (17)/ Eva (-), 19 – Matilda (-), 20 – Millie (-).

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