Top Welsh baby names revealed

Top baby names revealed

Top baby names revealed

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OLIVER and Amelia were the most popular first names given to babies born in Wales in 2013, the Office for National Statistics has revealed.

Oliver was the most popular name, replacing Jacob, while Amelia has been the most popular name since 2012.

There are four boy’s names in the top 10 for Wales which are not in the top 10 for England: Alfie (number 11 in England), Noah (number 13 in England), Riley (number 22 in England), and Dylan (number 33 in England).

There are two girl’s names in the top 10 for Wales which are not in the top 10 for England: Ruby (number 11 in England) and Ella (number16 in England).

Top 10 Baby Names for Wales:

Boys:

1 Oliver

2 Jacob

3 Jack

4 Charlie

5 Alfie

6 Noah

7 Harry

8 Riley

8 William

10 Dylan

Girls:

1 Amelia

2 Olivia

3 Ava

4 Ruby

5 Emily

6 Poppy

7 Ella

8 Mia

9 Isla

10 Isabella

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1:11pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Stevenboy says...

A dearth of good Welsh names like Blodwyn and Myfanwy? How culturally insensitive of us eh?
A dearth of good Welsh names like Blodwyn and Myfanwy? How culturally insensitive of us eh? Stevenboy
  • Score: -7

4:21pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Dai Rear says...

No Jayden u no thats not rite
No Jayden u no thats not rite Dai Rear
  • Score: -13

5:05pm Fri 15 Aug 14

pigbag says...

Stevenboy wrote:
A dearth of good Welsh names like Blodwyn and Myfanwy? How culturally insensitive of us eh?
My middle names Gwyndaf,proper welsh that is boyo.
[quote][p][bold]Stevenboy[/bold] wrote: A dearth of good Welsh names like Blodwyn and Myfanwy? How culturally insensitive of us eh?[/p][/quote]My middle names Gwyndaf,proper welsh that is boyo. pigbag
  • Score: -7

1:55pm Sat 16 Aug 14

welshmen says...

NO: the most popular name in England and Wales is Muhammad, spelt slightly different to get off the register for popular names. also Mohammed, and Mohammad, combined the number is 7445, the nearest to that is Oliver with 6949....posted off Britain First site....
NO: the most popular name in England and Wales is Muhammad, spelt slightly different to get off the register for popular names. also Mohammed, and Mohammad, combined the number is 7445, the nearest to that is Oliver with 6949....posted off Britain First site.... welshmen
  • Score: -37

3:58pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Raymond Luxury-Yacht says...

Stevenboy wrote:
A dearth of good Welsh names like Blodwyn and Myfanwy? How culturally insensitive of us eh?
Dylan? From the Mabinogion, Welsh enough for you?
[quote][p][bold]Stevenboy[/bold] wrote: A dearth of good Welsh names like Blodwyn and Myfanwy? How culturally insensitive of us eh?[/p][/quote]Dylan? From the Mabinogion, Welsh enough for you? Raymond Luxury-Yacht
  • Score: -2

5:05pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Stevenboy says...

Raymond Luxury-Yacht wrote:
Stevenboy wrote:
A dearth of good Welsh names like Blodwyn and Myfanwy? How culturally insensitive of us eh?
Dylan? From the Mabinogion, Welsh enough for you?
I'd call one in twenty a dearth. Would you like to google the word 'dearth'?
[quote][p][bold]Raymond Luxury-Yacht[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevenboy[/bold] wrote: A dearth of good Welsh names like Blodwyn and Myfanwy? How culturally insensitive of us eh?[/p][/quote]Dylan? From the Mabinogion, Welsh enough for you?[/p][/quote]I'd call one in twenty a dearth. Would you like to google the word 'dearth'? Stevenboy
  • Score: -1

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