Bodhi, Teddy and Marcie are the baby names seeing a boost in popularity in the North West.
In 2013, just three baby boys were given the name Bodhi, but it was the pick of choice for 19 parents in 2015, a 533% rise.
Teddy has grown from 39 in 2013 to 191 in 2015, while Marcie went from three to 14 and Pola from three to 13.
Penelope has more than doubled in terms of popularity, from 64 babies in 2013 to 154 in 2015, while Thea rose from 42 to 132 and Lincoln was up from 41 to 98.
Other names that appear to be growing in popularity in the region include Parker, from 18 in 2013 to 75 in 2015, Aizah, up from 12 to 50, and Jaxon, more than tripling from 12 to 46.
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The names seeing the biggest drops in popularity were Ellie-Mai and Ellie-May, both down from 13 in 2013 to less than three in 2015, Emeli and Shannon, down from 12 to less than three and Amayah, Aqsa and Keeley, all down from 11 to less than three.
The figures from the Office for National Statistics cover all children born between 2013 and 2015 in England and Wales, where three or more children were given the name. The numbers of babies with each name is based on the exact spelling of the name given on the birth certificate.
In the North West, Amelia is on top for girls’ names for the fourth year in a row, while Oliver takes it’s third year as the most popular boy’s name.
Noah makes into the top 10 for boys in the North West, replacing Alfie, which was eighth in 2014. For girls, Sophie, ninth in 2014, and Evie, 10th, drop out of the top 10 replaced by Ella and Scarlett.
Amelia has been in the top spot across England and Wales since 2011 while Oliver has been in the top spot since 2013, with the names both retaining their top spots as the most popular first names given to babies born in 2015.
In England, Amelia was the most popular girls’ name and Oliver the most popular boys’ name in 7 out of the 9 regions.
Ella and Mia replaced Lily and Sophie in the top 10 girls’ names for England and Wales in 2015, compared with 2014.
Noah replaced James in the top 10 boys’ names for England and Wales in 2015, compared with 2014.
Top 10 Boys names in the North West
Top 10 Girls names in the North West
Elizabeth McLaren, Vital Statistics Outputs Branch, Office for National Statistics, said: “Amelia and Oliver remained the most popular names for baby girls and boys born in 2015, having held the top spot since 2011 and 2013 respectively.
“Ella re-entered the top 10 baby girls’ names in 2015 – Ella was last in the top 10 in 2007. Noah entered the top 10 baby boys’ names for the first time on record in 2015, following a gradual increase in popularity.”
There were 4 new entries in the top 100 most popular boys’ names in 2015 for England and Wales: Jaxon, Roman, Reggie and Carter.
These replaced Owen, Robert, Joey and Finlay which were in the top 100 in 2014. Within the boys’ top 100, Jaxon showed the largest rise, up 35 places to number 80. Kian, down 44 places to number 98, showed the largest fall.
There were 6 new entries in the top 100 most popular girls’ names in 2015: Penelope, Mila, Clara, Arabella, Maddison and Aria.
These replaced Lydia, Faith, Mollie, Brooke, Isabel and Amy. Within the girls’ top 100, Aria showed the largest rise, gaining 70 places to number 100. Katie, down 22 places to number 99, showed the largest fall.
In 2015, there were 697,852 live births in England and Wales, with over 27,000 different boys’ names and over 35,000 different girls’ names registered. The top 100 boys’ names accounted for 52% of all baby boys born in 2015, while the top 100 girls’ names accounted for 43% of all baby girls born in 2015.
Half of the 10 most popular boys’ names in 2015 were also in the top 10 in 2005: Oliver, Jack, Harry, William and Thomas.
When compared with 2005, the biggest increases in popularity for those names in the top 10 in 2015 were Oscar and Noah (up 45 and 44 places in the rankings respectively). The largest decrease in popularity since being in the top 10 in 2005 was Daniel, down 18 places in the rankings.
Of the 10 most popular girls’ names in 2015, there were 4 also in the top 10 in 2005: Olivia, Emily, Ella and Jessica.
Compared with 2005, the biggest increases in popularity for those names in the top 10 in 2015 were Isla and Ava (rising 121 and 77 places respectively in the rankings). The largest decrease in popularity since being in the top 10 in 2005 was Ellie (down 42 places in the rankings).