Peterborough's most popular baby names in 2015

Residents / 23 Dec 2015

The most popular baby names in Peterborough in 2015 have been revealed and there’s a new name at the top of the tots for girls.

The most popular name for baby girls registered in Peterborough in 2015 was Olivia, used 35 times, narrowly followed by Amelia and Isla according to figures released by Peterborough Register Office.

For the boys, and for the eighth year in a row, it was Mohammed, used 80 times, followed by Oliver in second and Harry in third place.

Olivia climbed from fourth place in 2014 to take the top spot this year. The favourite name chosen by parents for their baby girl last year, Amelia, dropped a place to second.

Isla is a high new entry to the top 20 at three. Well-known Islas include the Queen’s great-granddaughter Isla Phillips and Harry Potter character Isla Hitchens.

New entries in the top 20 for boys are Jack, Thomas, Alfie, Isaac, Freddie, William, Joseph and James.

The full top 20 names, including variant spellings, are:

Girls Boys
1. Olivia 1. Mohammed
2. Amelia 2. Oliver
3. Isla 3. Harry
4. Lily 4. Charlie
5. Emily 5. Jacob
Joint 6. Mia, Poppy and Sophie  6. Jack
9. Grace 7. Noah
10. Isabella 8. Thomas
Joint 11. Chloe, Ruby and Sophia 9. Alfie
14. Ella Joint 10. George and Isaac
Joint 15. Millie and Maya Joint 12. Freddie and William
Joint 17. Charlotte and Jessica Joint 14. Joseph and Oscar
Joint 19. Ava, Phoebe and Sienna Joint 16. Archie, Henry and Joshua
19. James
20. Leo

Judy Wilson, superintendent registrar at Peterborough City Council, said: "With the royal baby, Princess Charlotte, born this year it is no surprise to see this name join the top 20 for girls.

“Overall there are no major changes at the top of the lists, with the exception of Isla which has seen a rise in popularity with parents across the country.

"Peterborough has a well established Muslim community and we know parents have a preference to choose Mohammed as a first name for boys. Traditional names like Harry, Jack and Charlie remain strong picks.”

Names to drop out of the lists included Darcy, Hannah, Alexander, Daniel and Logan.