Peterborough's most popular baby names in 2017

Residents / 31 Dec 2017

The most popular baby names in Peterborough in 2017 have been revealed and there’s no change at the top for both boys and girls.

The number one name for baby girls registered in the city over the past year was Amelia, followed by Olivia and Lily, according to figures released by Peterborough Register Office.

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

There was little change in the top 10 names for girls in 2017, but in the top 20 list, some new names are coming in, including Sophie, Ellie, Sienna and Imogen.

It was a similar story for the boys, with no changes to the top slots. New entries for the boys were Finlay, Mason, Alexander and Edward.

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

Girls (2017) - 1 Amelia, 2 Olivia, 3 Lily, 4 Sophia, 5 Ella, Mia and Isla (joint), 8 Poppy and Ava (joint), 10 Freya, Grace, Sophie, Emilia (joint), 14 Evie and Ellie (joint), 16 Jessica, Sienna and Charlotte (joint), 19 Imogen and Isabella (joint).

Boys (2017) - 1 Mohammed, 2 Oliver, 3 Harry, 4 Jack, 5 George, 6 Oscar and Jacob (joint), 8 William, 9 Noah, 10 Charlie, 11 Alfie, 12 Freddie, 13 Finlay and Mason (joint), 15 Alexander, Edward, Henry, Leo, Logan (joint), 20 Joshua.

Judy Wilson, superintendent registrar at Peterborough City Council, said: "Following the births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte in recent years both names have continued to increase in popularity with Peterborough parents. Indeed, William and Harry also remain popular names too. I'm sure the new royal baby name will enter the list for 2018."

Names to drop out of the lists included Emily, Ruby, Chloe, Evelyn, Thomas, Isaac and Max.