Game Of Thrones, Girls, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry

Game Of Thrones, Girls

Most popular girls' name in UK changes following Prince Harry's daughter's birth

The baby name top spot may have had some royal influence

6/18/2021 11:53:00 AM

The baby name top spot may have had some royal influence

Babycentre has released their list of the most popular baby names of the year and a royal-inspired number one that's knocked Amelia off the top spot

While some parents hand down family names or pay tribute to a relative, others opt for something they love the sound of or that has a special meaning.The list of 2021’s most popular baby names is in and there are some new additions joining monikers that have frequently featured in the top 10 before.

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Olivia and Amelia have maintained their popularity while other names have increased in popularity after TV shows, such as Aria from Game Of Thrones. Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK's daily newsletter. You can sign up at the top of the page.

Plus, there is a new girls’ name in the top spot, Lily – which may well have been influenced by the naming of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby daughter, born earlier this month.The royal trend also continues with Elizabeth edging back into the top 100 for the first time this decade.

Other new names to feature in the top 100 are Elodie, Gabriella, Maeve and Ariana. How many of these names are in your little one’s school class? Here are Babycentre’s official top 25 most popular baby names of 2021 so far…Girls 1. Lily2. Amelia3. Sophia

4. Olivia5. Ava6. Isla7. Rosie8. Aria9. Freya10. Ella11. Emily12. Mia13. Isabella14. Ivy15. Hannah16. Layla17. Grace18. Sophie19. Evelyn20. Evie21. Isabelle22 Elsie23. Luna24. Poppy25. WillowSarah Redshaw, the managing editor for BabyCentre, said: "Lily swept in to take the crown and Elizabeth, the name that inspired Meghan and Harry’s choice is a new entry.

"Perhaps the spotlight on the names will mean they stay popular for a few more years now, as has happened with Archie." The boys top 25 remains mainly unchanged. However, Archie's name has increased in popularity, perhaps thanks to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Boys 1. Muhammad2.Noah3.Oliver4. Theo5. George6. Charlie7. Leo8. Harry9. Freddie10. Jack11. Arthur12. Archie13. Finley14. Henry15. Jaxon16. Louie17. Lucas18. Thomas19. Alfie20. Oscar21. Ethan22. Isaac23. Jacob24. Elijah25. MaxNew additions to the boys most popular 100 names included the traditional name John which had previously fallen out the list entirely.

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