Top baby names in Newport in 2013 revealed

ALFIE and Olivia were the most popular names given to babies in Newport in 2013, according to a list compiled by Bounty Parenting Club.

Ruby, Megan, Ella and Isabella were also among the top girls' names in Newport, bucking national baby naming trends for 2013, with boys names Dylan, Mason and Ethan proving more popular with Newport parents than the rest of the UK.

Nationwide, the study of over 370,000 names indicated that Joey, Teddy, Ivy and Violet are "ones to watch" in 2014 after rising in popularity in the past year.

Lisa Penney, spokeswoman for Bounty said names made famous by people in the public eye are experiencing sharp rises in popularity.

"The rising fame of Joey Essex no doubt influenced this years’ highest climbing name which leaped a massive 68 places, breaking into the boys’ Top 100 at number 86," she said. "The Towie star’s catchphrase ‘Reem’ even appeared on some birth certificates.

"The names that celebrities choose for their own babies also has an effect on trends. Ivy was the fastest rising girls’ name in the past year and most likely triggered by Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby daughter, Blue Ivy."

Nationwide the 100 boy’s list shows some interesting new entries this year including Ronnie, Elliot, Ellis and Kaiden.

On the girls list new entries are taken by Lottie, Lydia and Orla.

Within the boys top 100, Hugo was the highest climber, leaping from 100th place to 87th and in the Top 20, Oscar also rose from 19th to scoop 7th place.

In contrast the name Callum has dropped from 63rd place to 44th in 2013, a fall of 19 places.

The girl’s name Elsie has taken the biggest leap on the girls’ top 100 list for 2013, climbing from 72 to 50. Whilst Ivy the highest climber overall rose 37 places to enter the girls’ top 100 chart at number 68.

Isabel has suffered the biggest drop going from 93rd place to 71 – a drop of 22 places, whilst Maisy and Kayla have dropped straight out of the Top 100 completely after falling 50 and 28 places respectively.

The report also revealed that, nationwide, Jack is back in the top spot after previously holding the title for a staggering 16 years before Oliver knocked the moniker off its perch in 2010, Harry took over in 2011 and held the title for 2012.

Oliver, Harry, Charlie and Jacob complete the top five most popular names of the year, closely followed by Alfie, Oscar, James, Thomas and Noah.

Top of the girls' list nationwide is Amelia for the second year running, after knocking Olivia from the top spot back in 2012.

"As well as the usual influences from popular culture, in general we can see a growing trend for the return of more ‘old-fashioned’ names with a vintage flavour as parents adopt names with ‘grandparent chic’ like Elsie, Violet and Teddy," said Lisa.

"This could be due to parents choosing meaningful names linked to their family’s older generations that they want to contemporise for the modern day."

NEWPORT’S TOP GIRLS NAMES OF 2013

(The numbers below in brackets refer to the overall UK ranking of the name in 2013)

1. Olivia (2)

2. Ruby (10)

3. Amelia (1)

4. Megan (45)

5. Lily (11)

6. Ava (4)

7. Poppy (5)

8. Isabella (13)

9. Ella (15)

10. Sophie (8)

NEWPORT’S TOP BOYS NAMES OF 2013

1. Alfie (6)

2. Jacob (5)

3. Ethan (15)

4. Leo (18)

5. Jack (1)

6. Dylan (28)

7. Mason (19)

8. Harry (3)

9. Oscar (7)

10. Oliver (2)

UK TOP 100 GIRLS NAMES OF 2013

1 Amelia

2 Olivia

3 Emily

4 Ava

5 Poppy

6 Jessica

7 Isla

8 Sophie

9 Mia

10 Ruby

11 Lily

12 Grace

13 Isabella

14 Sophia

15 Ella

16 Evie

17 Chloe

18 Scarlett

19 Freya

20 Lucy

21 Sienna

22 Daisy

23 Millie

24 Isabelle

25 Eva

26 Charlotte

27 Lexi

28 Layla

29 Molly

30 Lola

31 Phoebe

32 Alice

33 Erin

34 Lilly

35 Holly

36 Imogen

37 Lacey

38 Ellie

39 Rosie

40 Summer

41 Maisie

42 Hannah

43 Florence

44 Sofia

45 Megan

46 Emma

47 Willow

48 Matilda

49 Abigail

50 Elsie

51 Esme

52 Bella

53 Gracie

54 Georgia

55 Katie

56 Jasmine

57 Evelyn

58 Elizabeth

59 Brooke

60 Anna

61 Amelie

62 Amber

63 Maya

64 Leah

65 Amy

66 Faith

67 Darcy

68 Ivy

69 Tilly

70 Annabelle

71 Bethany

72 Rose

73 Harriet

74 Mollie

75 Madison

76 Eliza

77 Zara

78 Violet

79 Hollie

80 Paige

81 Maddison

82 Eleanor

83 Julia

84 Skye

85 Niamh

86 Darcey

87 Victoria

88 Zoe

89 Scarlet

90 Martha

91 Lottie

92 Rebecca

93 Isabel

94 Heidi

95 Emilia

96 Lydia

97 Mya

98 Alexis

99 Orla

100 Eve

UK TOP 100 BOYS NAMES OF 2013

1 Jack

2 Oliver

3 Harry

4 Charlie

5 Jacob

6 Alfie

7 Oscar

8 James

9 Thomas

10 Noah

11 George

12 Joshua

13 Riley

14 Max

15 Ethan

16 William

17 Archie

18 Leo

19 Mason

20 Lucas

21 Logan

22 Daniel

23 Henry

24 Joseph

25 Jake

26 Freddie

27 Tyler

28 Dylan

29 Samuel

30 Isaac

31 Harrison

32 Finley

33 Theo

34 Alexander

35 Jayden

36 Benjamin

37 Adam

38 Lewis

39 Edward

40 Ryan

41 Harley

42 Toby

43 Luke

44 Alex

45 Tommy

46 Harvey

47 Zachary

48 Matthew

49 Nathan

50 Sebastian

51 Jenson

52 Kai

53 Connor

54 Blake

55 Liam

56 Bobby

57 Ollie

58 Arthur

59 Jamie

60 Frankie

61 David

62 Michael

63 Callum

64 Luca

65 Dexter

66 Finlay

67 Ben

68 Leon

69 Sam

70 Cameron

71 Jude

72 Aaron

73 Aiden

74 Stanley

75 Kayden

76 Elliot

77 Reuben

78 Teddy

79 Jackson

80 Rory

81 Caleb

82 Louis

83 Evan

84 Owen

85 Louie

86 Joey

87 Hugo

88 Kyle

89 Seth

90 Ronnie

91 Taylor

92 Elliott

93 Elijah

94 Billy

95 Zac

96 Bailey

97 Kian

98 Rhys

99 Ellis

100 Kaiden

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