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Jolly ol' English baby names

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

Top baby names in the U.K.

What were the most popular baby names in England?

Harry and Amelia nabbed the top spots across the pond this year, beating last year’s winners of Oliver and Olivia. We have rounded up all the top baby names in England and Wales, as well as some of our favorite celebrity English baby names.

From Victoria Beckham to One Direction to the Royal Wedding, we love all things English here in the U.S. If you are looking for a proper English baby name for your baby boy or girl, you are in luck! Much like the Social Security Administration releases its list of the top baby names in the U.S., the Office for National Statistics releases the top baby names in the U.K.

Top 25 boy names in England

Thanks in part to Prince Harry, Harry Potter and One Direction’s Harry Styles, the top boy’s name in England for the first time ever was Harry! Check out the top 25 baby names in England:

Top 25 girls name in England

Amelia was ranked number five last year, but shot up to the top spot beating out Olivia, which was the most popular name in England since 2008. Find out who else made the list of the top baby girl names in the U.K. here:

English celebrity baby names

One of our favorite celebrities from across the pond is Victoria Beckham, who recently named her daughter Harper Seven. “Victoria is a massive fan of Kate Middleton and now, finally, baby Harper is going to be her very own little princess," an insider revealed on her baby name choice. "Victoria will want her daughter to grow up to become a perfect English rose, with a gorgeous posh accent and definitely not like some spoiled Hollywood brat."

Check out more of our favorite English celebrity baby names:

  • Actress Sienna Miller: Marlowe
  • Jade Jagger: Amba Isis
  • Spice Girl Mel B: Angel Iris
  • Stella McCartney: Bailey
  • Spice Girl Geri Halliwell: Bluebell Madonna
  • Spice Girl Emma Bunton: Beau

If you are a huge fan of The Beatles, check out our list of Seriously Cool Beatles Baby Names, including Jude and Abbey. For those Prince William and Kate fans, check out our roundup of royal family baby names.

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