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February
2017
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Jack and Lily top the list of Oxfordshire most popular baby names in 2016

The most popular Christian names in Oxfordshire in 2016 were Lily and Jack, the county council’s Registration service has reported.

A total of 8,347 births were registered in the county during 2016 with popular name choices by parents being broadly similar to those in 2015.

For girls, Amelia dropped to second place behind Lily while Ava, Sophia, Evie and Sophie entered the top ten in 2016.

For boys Jack leapt straight in to the top ten at number one with Joshua, Thomas and Samuel entering the top ten in 2016.

Alicja Gilroy, Superintendant Registrar at Oxfordshire County Council’s Registration Service, said: “It’s always interesting to gather the figures together and look at the most popular Christian names in Oxfordshire.

“This year we can see a continued trend toward very traditional Christian names – names that have stood the test of time and that our Grandparents or Great Grandparents may have been christened with in the first half of the 20th century.

“There’s a temptation to refer to these names as ‘old-fashioned’, but given how popular they are in the here and now they are quite clearly the reverse.”

Oxfordshire County Council’s Registration Service provides a caring and efficient service for registering births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships and other celebratory ceremonies.

The service operates out of Registration Offices in Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Henley, Oxford and Witney.

The 2016 Oxfordshire Christian name league table (with 2015 for comparison)

Girls

2015

2016

1. Amelia

Lily

2. Lily

Amelia

3. Isla

Olivia

4. Emily

Isla

5. Olivia

Emily

6. Grace

Ava

7. Isabella

Sophia

8. Matilda

Evie

9. Alice

Isabella

10. Ella

Sophie

Boys

2015

2016

1. Oliver

Jack

2. Harry

Henry

3. William

Harry

4. Henry

George

5. Alexander

Oliver

6. Jacob

Joshua

7. Noah

Thomas

8. Oscar

William

9. George

Samuel

10. Edward and James (joint)

James

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