The BabyCentre has released its annual top 100 baby names – but reveal that the climate crisis and female footballers have had a big influence on baby names this year too.
Olivia, Sophia and Ava topped the list for favourite baby girl names, however the UK baby website claim that female footballers, including England’s Lionesses, have inspired some parents.
The list, which is collated after thousands of parents register their babies names on the website, also saw Muhammad, Noah and Leo top the list for boys names.
However, earth-friendly baby names have also been popular, with Forrest and Ivy appearing on the list – as parents become more conscious of climate change.
Other factors that influenced names where characters from musical films and children’s favourite books.
The girls baby name list included Freya – which stormed an impressive 13 places to push Aria out of tenth position, while another new top 10 entry, Isabella, rose three places to number nine.
The highest chart riser was Fatima, gaining 37 places to land at number 57, while Zara also soared 33 places up the charts to number 29.
Top 100 new entries included Nur at number 45, Hallie at number 68 and Delilah at 88. These new entries came at the cost of Felicity, Elena and Victoria, which were among those to be shunted out of the charts.
For the boys list new royal baby name Louis raced 65 places up to number 26, but elsewhere in the charts, parents’ interest in royal names dwindled. George, Archie and William all slipped down the charts. (DailyMail)