Baby name lists are reading material for most expectant Mums looking for inspiration on what to call their new arrivals.
While popular names can seem to be ever changing, some traditional names manage to stand the test of time.
A new list of the Top 20 most popular names of the past 20 years reveals the nation’s favourite names and include some that are yet to go out of fashion.
Names such as Emily have featured in the top five consistently every year between 2006 and 2018 and has certainly stood the test of time. While Olivia has topped the list every year since 2016.
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Meanwhile, names such as George, Louis and Charlotte saw a surge in popularity after being chosen by Prince William and Kate Middleton for their three children.
However, Elizabeth barely sneaks into the top half of the top 50 girls names compiled by Nameberry.
The Top 20 girls names are:
While the Top 20 boys names of the past 20 years are:
Baby name expert and co-creator of Nameberry who compiled the lists, Pamela Redmond, says: “With boy names especially, you see some of the classics holding steady over the whole generation, a trend you’d see if you stretched the chart back a hundred years.
“Names like Thomas, James, William, and Daniel are never really in or out of style.
“They command a top place on baby name popularity lists generation after generation.
“You see more movement with girls’ names, even the classics you might think would be immune to fashion swings.
“Elizabeth barely sneaks onto the top 25 and Sarah has nearly fallen off the top 50.”
Pamela says: “You can see some names that are on the upswing taking over for similar names that are losing their fashion edge.
“Sophia is the new Sophie, for instance, Amelia has taken over for Emily, Freya is the new Leah.
“For boys, Archie is moving up while Alfie is trending down. Leo is heading up while Liam is on the way down.
“Seeing these names together on the generational popularity list spotlights how connected many baby name trends are.”