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The most common names in the UK

What’s in a name? Well parents put a lot of store in the name of their child as it can be representative of class. It’s also a consideration because parents naturally want their kid to stand out. We’ve had a look at the UK’s top names for kids to give you a helping hand when choosing the moniker for your new one.

Game of Thrones inspires Kids names

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Muhammad is now the most popular name for baby boys in the UK. That’s according to BabyCentre.co.uk. Arabic names are also increasing in popularity thanks to TV shows like Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones inspires Kids names

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A recent chart on the website BabyCentre.co.uk asked members for the names of their children born in 2014. The survey asked 56,157 members so the names we reveal here are a very broad representation of the names we’re giving to our kids nowadays.

Game of Thrones inspires Kids names

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A recent chart on the website BabyCentre.co.uk asked members for the names of their children born in 2014. The survey asked 56,157 members so the names we reveal here are a very broad representation of the names we’re giving to our kids nowadays.

Game of Thrones inspires Kids names

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The most common girls name among those surveyed was Sophia. The popularity of the name isn’t confined to these isles as it’s also a common name for baby girls in Brazil, Spain, Russia and the US. Unusual names like Maryam, Emilia and Gracie also made the list for popular female names.

Game of Thrones inspires Kids names

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Teddy was the biggest climber for boys’ names but the highest new entries were Jonathan and Kian.

Game of Thrones inspires Kids names

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Arabic names like Nur for girls and Omar, Ali, and Ibrahim for boys made massive gains last year which shows an ever increasing diversity in the UK’s population.

Game of Thrones inspires Kids names

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Arabic names like Nur for girls and Omar, Ali, and Ibrahim for boys made massive gains last year which shows an ever increasing diversity in the UK’s population.

Game of Thrones inspires Kids names

Photos: Wikimedia Commons

The name of Prince William and Princess Kate’s baby boy – George was also a popular one for kids born in 2014. That said, it did fall by 5 places, ultimately slipping out of the top 10 to number 13. Other names attached to royalty like Harry and William slipped a few places in 2014.

Game of Thrones inspires Kids names

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David Beckham’s children all have unusual names so you won’t be surprised to read that Harper has entered the top 100. Romeo remains a popular name for boys but it’s nowhere near as common as Cruz which increased in popularity by 400%.

Game of Thrones inspires Kids names

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David Beckham’s children all have unusual names so you won’t be surprised to read that Harper has entered the top 100. Romeo remains a popular name for boys but it’s nowhere near as common as Cruz which increased in popularity by 400%.

Game of Thrones inspires Kids names

Photos: Wikimedia Commons

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