Human Nature Michael Jackson
7 December 2017, 11:49
The annual list of the most popular baby names is always a fascinating read, and if you're a soon-to-be parent, this could help you out a bit.
BabyCentre has revealed the top 100 UK baby names of the year, so you can either use this list as inspiration, or to simply peruse through some of the more 'unique' choices.
Research has shown how gender neutral names are more popular than ever before, with names such as Forest, Hawk, Fox, and Storm rising up the rankings.
Editor Lorna Marsh said of the findings: "The appeal of delicate flower names is wilting in the face of more extreme forces of nature. Perhaps this return to the wild is rooted in millennial parents’ desire to reconnect with the great outdoors. It’s certainly a growing trend to watch in 2018.
While the top 10 girls names are generally traditional, the likes of Evelyn, Willow, Thea, Nur, Lyla and Summer have grown in popularity. Meanwhile, Madison, Fatima, Amy, Aurora, Arabella, Hallie and Skye have pushed out Mya, Katie, Iris, Eden, Brooke, Nina and Bethany from the 100.
For the boys, the top five saw little changes, with Henry, Thomas and Max dropping in popularity. John, Louie and Theodore were the highest climbers, while Ahmad, Syed, Hunter, Harley, Abdul, Roman, Parker, Levi and Joel replacing Connor, Alex, Sam, Callum, Dexter, Omar, Ben, Cameron and Seth.
The top 100 girls names of 2017:
The top 100 boys' names of 2017: