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Most popular boys' names 2006 - 2007

Whether you want to follow trends or buck them, it helps to know what other people are calling their newborn boys


Posted: 10 July 2008
by Maria Muennich

Choosing a name for your baby is one of the first tricky challenges you face as a new parent. If you thought that names like Noah, Finley, Lucas and Aaron were quite unusual then think again, all featured in the top 50 boys' names for 2007. So whether you're looking for inspiration or hoping to avoid the most popular names altogether, it's a good idea to cross reference your shortlist of names with the top 100 names in England and Wales for the last two years.

Topping the list for the fifth year in a row is Jack, which until fairly recently was used only as a shortened name for John or Jacob. Thomas, Joshua and Oliver have all been jostling for second and third positions over recent years. British regal names continue to be firm favourites with parents and there's no shortage of Williams, Harrys (both in the top ten for the last three years), Charlies and Charles along with the classically kingly Edwards, James, Georges and Henrys.

As with girls' names there are some golden oldies making a come-back: Alfie, Archie and Sebastian as examples, but these are more often in their shortened then full forms (eg: Alfred and Archibald). Biblical names such as Daniel, Samuel, Zachary, Gabriel, Adam, Ethan, Joel and Joseph continue to be firm favourites, as does the name Mohammed, which taken with all its spelling variations together would zoom up to second place.

Several more modern names have firmly established themselves in the most popular ranks in recent years, including Tyler, Corey and Ryan. While fashionable relative newcomers include those of the surname-as-christian-name trend - Harrison, Cameron, Mason, Bailey, Taylor, Logan - and others such as Harley, Kian, Jayden and Ashton.

So, without further ado, here they are; the top 100 in-full. And check this link for the most popular girls' names.

Position/Year 2006 2007
1 JACK JACK
2 THOMAS THOMAS
3 JOSHUA OLIVER
4 OLIVER JOSHUA
5 HARRY HARRY
6 JAMES CHARLIE
7 WILLIAM DANIEL
8 SAMUEL WILLIAM
9 DANIEL JAMES
10 CHARLIE ALFIE
11 BENJAMIN SAMUEL
12 JOSEPH GEORGE
13 CALLUM JOSEPH
14 GEORGE BENJAMIN
15 JAKE ETHAN
16 ALFIE LEWIS
17 LUKE MOHAMMED
18 MATTHEW JAKE
19 ETHAN DYLAN
20 LEWIS JACOB
21 JACOB LUKE
22 MOHAMMED CALLUM
23 DYLAN ALEXANDER
24 ALEXANDER MATTHEW
25 RYAN RYAN
26 ADAM ADAM
27 TYLER TYLER
28 HARVEY LIAM
29 MAX HARVEY
30 CAMERON MAX
31 LIAM HARRISON
32 JAMIE JAYDEN
33 LEO CAMERON
34 OWEN HENRY
35 CONNOR ARCHIE
36 HARRISON CONNOR
37 NATHAN JAMIE
38 BEN MUHAMMAD
39 HENRY OSCAR
40 ARCHIE EDWARD
41 EDWARD LUCAS
42 MICHAEL ISAAC
43 AARON LEO
44 MUHAMMAD OWEN
45 KYLE NATHAN
46 NOAH MICHAEL
47 OSCAR FINLEY
48 LUCAS BEN
49 RHYS AARON
50 BRADLEY NOAH
51 CHARLES TOBY
52 TOBY CHARLES
53 LOUIS KYLE
54 BRANDON LOGAN
55 ISAAC MASON
56 REECE RHYS
57 KIERAN ALEX
58 ALEX RILEY
59 FINLAY FINLAY
60 FINLEY LOUIS
61 MASON KIERAN
62 KAI KAI
63 LOGAN FREDDIE
64 RILEY DAVID
65 FREDDIE REECE
66 DAVID BRANDON
67 HARLEY BRADLEY
68 JAYDEN KIAN
69 MOHAMMAD HARLEY
70 KIAN BAILEY
71 BAILEY MOHAMMAD
72 SAM LUCA
73 JOEL THEO
74 LEON JOHN
75 JOHN LEON
76 ROBERT ASHTON
77 ELLIS SAM
78 JOE ELLIS
79 LUCA AIDAN
80 BILLY JOEL
81 COREY HAYDEN
82 ASHTON EVAN
83 EVAN ZACHARY
84 TAYLOR ROBERT
85 CHRISTOPHER JOE
86 AIDAN SEBASTIAN
87 ELLIOT BILLY
88 HAYDEN TAYLOR
89 MORGAN ELLIOT
90 JAY CHRISTOPHER
91 DOMINIC REUBEN
92 THEO GABRIEL
93 ZACHARY MORGAN
94 SEAN COREY
95 SEBASTIAN LOUIE
96 REUBEN JAY
97 ANDREW DOMINIC
98 GABRIEL SEAN
99 FREDERICK ANDREW
100 EWAN ZAK

Source: Office for National Statistics


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