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What are the most popular baby names in Rutland, Stamford, Bourne, Grantham and the Deepings?

The most popular baby names have been revealed for the area, with Amelia, Charlotte and Henry among those most often chosen by parents.

A dozen newborns in South Kesteven were given the name Amelia or Olivia last year – taking over from last year's favourites, Emily and Isla. Meanwhile, 17 boys were called Henry in 2019, taking the top spot from George.

Lily and Olivia joined Charlotte - last year's most popular name - to share the top spot in Rutland. The name Jack took over from Arthur and Freddie as Rutland's most popular boys' name.

The most popular baby names have been revealed
The most popular baby names have been revealed

Nationally, Oliver remained the most popular name for boys in England and Wales for the seventh year in a row, ahead of George and Noah.

Olivia topped the national girls’ list for the fourth year in succession, with Amelia and Isla in second and third respectively.

There were no new entries in the top 10 boys’ names, though the Office for National Statistics noted that the number of boys named Kylo has risen from 10 to 67 between 2015 and 2019, a period which saw the release of a Star Wars trilogy featuring the character Kylo Ren.

Taron Egerton, star of the 2019 Elton John biopic Rocketman, may have been why 48 boys were given that name.

Freya entered the top 10 girls’ names for the first time, while Mabel returned for the first time since 1924.

Some previously popular names were almost completely absent, with just two or fewer baby girls named Brittany or Kerry last year.

David Corps, from the Office for National Statistics, said: “We found younger mothers opted for more modern girls’ names like Harper, which has seen a rise since the Beckhams named their daughter so in 2011, and shortened boys’ names like Freddie.

“In contrast, older mothers chose more traditional names such as Jack and Charlotte.”

The top girls’ names in the East Midlands were: Olivia, Amelia, Isla, Ava, Grace, Willow, Sophia, Freya, Emily, Lily and Mia.

The top boys’ names in the region in were: Oliver, George, Arthur, Harry, Charlie, Noah, Jack, Oscar, Freddie, and Leo.

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