It’s always fun to see the name trends each year. As a child, my sister and I used to make lots of lists of our favourite baby names (I’m sure we were not the only ones!) and I always found it fascinating to see how the trends vary by nation, and even among different regions of the UK.

As a Londoner, I’m sure we have our own “London” style of baby names that you hear around here more than the rest of the country and research from Bounty has found the same.

Top baby names 2014 for boys and girls in London and UK

The list compiled by Bounty Parenting Club also shows that Mia, Maya, Emma, Isabella, Chloe and Ella are among the names given to baby girls in London that are bucking national baby naming trends for 2014. With boys’ names, Max, Adam, Alexander, William and Samuel proving more popular with London parents than the rest of the UK.

The names rising most in popularity nationwide are Kian, Teddy, Elijah, Thea, Darcie and Harper.

While the names falling most quickly from popularity nowadays are Megan, Maddison, Cameron and Aiden.

The high climbers this year for the boys include Louie, Freddie, Sebastian, Ronnie and Seth, with Lottie, Elsie, Orla and Ivy picking up speed with the girls.

Lisa Penney, spokesperson for Bounty said: “Year after year we see new parents influenced by popular culture – with names made famous by people in the public eye suddenly experiencing sharp rises in popularity.

The names that celebrities choose for their own babies certainly affect trends. Harper, the name of the Beckhams’ three year old daughter was the fastest rising girls name in the past year rising 67 places to number 77.

So, here are the numbers for the top baby names 2014.

(The numbers in brackets next to each name refer to the overall UK ranking of the name in 2014, for easy comparison)

LONDON TOP GIRLS NAMES 2014

London top baby names for girls 2014

  1. Olivia (2)
  1. Sophia (10)
  1. Mia (11)
  1. Lily (9)
  1. Amelia (1)
  1. Maya (65)
  1. Emma (47)
  1. Isabella (15)
9. Chloe (18)
  1. Ella (16)

LONDON TOP BOYS NAMES 2014

London top baby names for boys 2014

  1. Oliver (2)
  1. James (10)
  1. Max (18)
  1. Adam (35)
  1. George (9)
  1. Jacob (5)
  1. Alexander (29)
  1. William (13)
  1. Jack (1)
  2. Samuel (30)

And the name choices for the whole of the UK

Top 100 baby names 2014 UK

UK Top 100 boys’ names 2014

  1. Jack
26. Jake 51. Frankie 76. Rory
  1. Oliver
27. Harrison 52. Nathan 77. Ben
  1. Charlie
28. Theo 53. Jenson 78. Leon
  1. Harry
29. Alexander 54. Ryan 79. Elliott
  1. Jacob
30. Samuel 55. Teddy 80. Sam
  1. Alfie
31. Isaac 56. Zachary 81. Elliot
  1. Noah
32. Dylan 57. Arthur 82. Ronnie
  1. Oscar
33. Finley 58. Luca 83. Kayden
  1. George
34. Edward 59. David 84. Reuben
  1. James
35. Adam 60. Kai 85. Jackson
  1. Thomas
36. Benjamin 61. Liam 86. Seth
  1. Leo
37. Lewis 62. Bobby 87. Evan
  1. William
38. Harley 63. Michael 88. Joey
  1. Joshua
39. Tyler 64. Jude 89. Caleb
  1. Logan
40. Sebastian 65. Connor 90. Aiden
  1. Freddie
41. Luke 66. Jamie 91. Cameron
  1. Archie
42. Toby 67. Callum 92. Carter
  1. Max
43. Jayden 68. Stanley 93. Owen
  1. Henry
44. Kian 69. Louis 94. Mohammed
  1. Ethan
45. Tommy 70. Finlay 95. Austin
  1. Mason
46. Alex 71. Louie 96. Cody
  1. Lucas
47. Ollie 72. Aaron 97. Zac
  1. Riley
48. Harvey 73. Dexter 98. Bailey
  1. Daniel
49. Matthew 74. Elijah 99. Ellis
  1. Joseph
50. Blake 75. Hugo 100. Kyle

UK Top 100 girls’ names 2014

  1. Amelia
26. Charlotte 51. Hannah 76. Zara
  1. Olivia
27. Lilly 52. Georgia 77. Harper
  1. Emily
28. Layla 53. Elizabeth 78. Thea
  1. Isla
29. Alice 54. Ivy 79. Eleanor
  1. Ava
30.Phoebe 55. Gracie 80. Heidi
  1. Poppy
31. Molly 56. Abigail 81. Orla
  1. Sophie
32. Lola 57. Katie 82. Mollie
  1. Jessica
33. Ellie 58. Amber 83. Tilly
  1. Lily
34. Rosie 59. Jasmine 84. Martha
  1. Sophia
35. Erin 60. Rose 85. Paige
  1. Mia
36. Elsie 61. Darcy 86. Emilia
  1. Ruby
37. Holly 62. Eliza 87. Darcie
  1. Grace
38. Lexi 63. Leah 88. Hollie
  1. Evie
39. Sofia 64. Annabelle 89. Isabel
  1. Isabella
40. Esme 65. Maya 90. Bethany
  1. Ella
41. Florence 66. Megan 91. Robyn
  1. Freya
42. Imogen 67. Anna 92. Skye
  1. Chloe
43. Bella 68. Brooke 93. Mila
  1. Scarlett
44. Evelyn 69. Faith 94. Maddison
  1. Sienna
45. Maisie 70. Amelie 95. Victoria
  1. Isabelle
46. Willow 71. Amy 96. Zoe
  1. Lucy
47. Emma 72. Violet 97. Lydia
  1. Daisy
48. Lacey 73. Harriet 98. Madison
  1. Millie
49. Summer 74. Darcey 99. Annie
  1. Eva
50. Matilda 75. Lottie 100. Julia

To see more info on the UK’s Top 100 baby names and for more detailed regional baby names charts check out the Bounty.com search widget which allows you to find out which names are most popular by town or city. 

Are your little ones names on the list? Do you like to see your name choices at the top of the charts, or do you prefer to have a rare name? 

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