The Most Popular Baby Names for Girls in England and Wales for 2019

The most popular baby names for girls in England and Wales for 2019 have been revealed.

Olivia is the most popular girls' name in 2019, followed by Amelia and Isla.

Freya and Lily replaced Emily and Ella in the top 10 girls' names, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

There were 4,082 newborn girls named Olivia last year, down from 4,598 in 2018.

Every year the ONS goes through birth records to record the most popular names in England and Wales.

The most popular girls' names in the U.S. for 2019, were Emma, Olivia and Ava. Other names included in the top 10 were Isabella, Sophia, Charlotte, Mia, Amelia, Harper and Evelyn.

David Corps, of the Office for National Statistics, said: "Oliver and Olivia continued their reign as the top boys' and girls' names in 2019, but analysis shows choices in baby names can differ depending on the mother's age.

Girls names 2019
Olivia is the most popular girls name in 2019, followed by Amelia and Isla. Getty

"We found younger mothers opted for more modern girls' names like Harper, which has seen a rise since the Beckhams named their daughter so in 2011, and shortened boys' names like Freddie. In contrast, older mothers chose more traditional names such as Jack and Charlotte.

"Popular culture continues to influence the baby names landscape. Following Dua Lipa's first UK number one single in 2017, the number of girls named Dua has doubled from 63 to 126 in 2019."

In England and Wales, Lara and Mabel replaced Aisha and Francesca in the top 100 girls' names; Mabel has not been in the top 100 since 1924.

Only half of the top 10 girls' names chosen by mothers aged under 25 years featured in the top 10 names chosen by mothers aged 35 years and over.

The name Emily has not been in the top 10 since 1984, while Margaret and Mary are the only girls' names to have featured in the top 10 for a longer period of time than Emily.

There were only two entrants into the top 100 girls' names, with Mabel and Lara replacing Aisha and Francesca. It is also the first time Mabel has been in the top 100 since 1924.

Hallie increased the most within the top 100 girls' names in 2019, rising by 21 places to become the 58th most popular girls' name in England and Wales. In 1999, there were just three girls named Hallie compared with 910 in 2019.

Top 50 girls names for 2019

1. OLIVIA

2. AMELIA

3. ISLA

4. AVA

5. MIA

6. ISABELLA

7. SOPHIA

8. GRACE

9. LILY

10. FREYA

11. EMILY

12. IVY

13. ELLA

14. ROSIE

15 (joint). EVIE

15 (joint). FLORENCE

17. POPPY

18. CHARLOTTE

19. WILLOW

20. EVELYN

21. ELSIE

22. PHOEBE

23. SOPHIE

24. SIENNA

25. ALICE

26. SOFIA

27. RUBY

28. ISABELLE

29. HARPER

30. MATILDA

31. DAISY

32. EMILIA

33. JESSICA

34. MAYA

35. EVA

36. LUNA

37. MILLIE

38. ELIZA

39. CHLOE

40. MAISIE

41. PENELOPE

42. ARIA

43. ESME

44. SCARLETT

45. IMOGEN

46. THEA

47. ADA

48. LAYLA

49. HARRIET

50. MILA