1 January 2014 - 14:23
William beats George as the most popular name of 2013

In a survey conducted by the Daily Telegraph, William was crowned the most popular name among boys in 2013. Despite all of the attention he has received since his birth in July, George was voted the 2nd most popular name.
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The Prince of Wales must also feel reassured as the name Charles was voted the 3rd most popular. In 4th place was Henry, therefore making the most popular 4 names very royal.

Despite the Duchess of Cambridge’s ever increasing popularity, the names ‘Catherine’ or ‘Kate’ were not featured on the list at all.The most popular girls name was tied between Charlotte and Isabella.

It seems to become a trend that when a famous baby is born, his or her name sparks in popularity. For example, David Cameron had a baby girl in 2010 called Florence; in 2012 this was the most popular girls name.

The most popular boys names in 2013
1. William
2. George
3. Charles
4. Henry
5. Frederick
6. Edward
7. Harry
8= Alexander
8=Jack
8=Samuel
11=Arthur
11=Hugo
11=Oliver
14. James
15. Oscar
16. Felix
17. Thomas
18=Freddie
18=Leo
18=Rory
18=Theodore
18=Wilfred
23=Charlie
23=Hector
23=Maximilian
26=Alfred
26=Archie
26=Barnaby
26=Louis
26=Montgomery

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The most popular girls names in 2013
1=Charlotte
1=Isabella
3. Poppy
4. Florence
5. Matilda
6. Beatrice
7. Alice
8. Imogen
9=Cecilia
9=Elizabeth
9=Emily
9=Olivia
13=Arabella
13=Eliza
13=Georgina
13=Isabelle
13=Isobel
13=Lily
13=Martha
13=Rose
13=Sophie
23=Allegra
23=Amelie
23=Annabel
23=Cecily
23=Elodie
23=Evie
23=Harriet
23=India
23=Isla
23=Mary

 

Photo credit: BBC News



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