The most popular baby boy and girls names of 2021 have been revealed

Would YOU call your baby after your favourite Netflix character? TV-inspired names such as Love and Otis soar in popularity in 2021 – but Olivia is back on top and Mohammed is still the most popular for boys in the UK

  • Muhammad and Olivia were the most popular name of 2021, BabyCentre said
  • The UK parenting website surveyed the top 100 names registered by their users
  • Marvel and DC heroes names and baby names inspired by locations topped list
  • But names like Piers, 艾略特, Dwayne and Maud have fallen out of favour this year
  • Whether it’s the endless hours spent watching 网飞 when there was nowhere to go, or joy of emerging from 封锁 and being able to travel again, the pandemic has certainly had an impact on thei year’s most popular baby names.

    British parenting website BabyCentre has revealed the top 100 boys and girls names registered by its users in 2021, with Muhammad and Olivia taking the top spots in each category.

    Olivia was briefly knocked off the top spot last year by Sophia, but is back at number one for girls. 与此同时, Muhammad usually comes out on top when all the different spelling variations are combined.

    The website noted that following a period of uncertainty due to the 新冠病毒, hopeful parents opted for names synonymous with new beginnings, such as Aurora, throughout the year.

    In a year where people made the most of their streaming platformsreleases at home, names made popular by Disney+ shows like Luca and Netflix series like Bridgerton’s Penelope and Sex Education’s Maeve also climbed up to the top 100.

    And following Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics, sports enthusiasts have also named their kin after this year’s athletes of the moment, including Jackinspired by Jack Grealish – 杰森 – inspired by Olympian Jason Kennyand Lukeafter Luke Shawall making it into the top 100.

    然而, the website noted the name Piers fell out of favour this year, alongside names like Maud, Elliott and Dwayne.

    British parenting website BabyCentre has revealed the top 100 names for boys and girls that were the most popular with parents in 2021, 库存图片

    British parenting website BabyCentre has revealed the top 100 names for boys and girls that were the most popular with parents in 2021, 库存图片

    The top five for boys included Muhammad, a name of Arabic origin, as well as Noah, Oliver, George and Leo.

    与此同时, names ending in ‘awere a popular choice for girls, with Olivia and Sophia take the two top spots, followed by Lily, Amelia and Ava.

    BabyCentre also noted that as the coronavirus pandemic is still progressing, some namespopularity is particularly telling.

    例如, Sarah Gilbert, who developed the Oxford vaccine to fight the pandemic was a popular choice this year, with the name going up five places compared to 2020, to number 42.

    Optimistic parents also went for names such as ‘Aurora and Eden,’ symbolising new beginnings, for girls.

    最佳 100 baby girls’ names of 2021

    1. 奥利维亚

    2. 索菲亚

    3. 百合

    4. 阿米莉亚

    5. Ava

    6. Mia

    7. 岛

    8. Freya

    9. 她

    10. 罗西

    11. Aria

    12. 常春藤

    13. 艾米莉

    14. 恩典

    15. Isabella

    16. Poppy

    17. Mila

    18. 伊薇

    19. 玛雅人

    20. Willow

    21. 汉娜

    22. 苏菲

    23. Luna

    24. 扎拉

    25. 佛罗伦萨

    26. Layla

    27. 雏菊

    28. Elsie

    29. Evelyn

    30. 菲比

    31. 米莉

    32. Nur

    33. Sienna

    34. 夏洛特

    35. Emilia

    36. 佐伊

    37. Ada

    38. 爱丽丝

    39. Fatima

    40. Eva

    41. Ruby

    42. 莎拉

    43. 哈莉

    44. 克洛伊

    45. 迈西

    46. Isabelle

    47. Ayla

    48. 艾玛

    49. Maryam

    50. 斯嘉丽

    51. 马蒂尔达

    52. 艾莉

    53. Lyla

    54. 哈珀

    55. 莫莉

    56. 杰西卡

    57. 伊丽莎

    58. Thea

    59 阿拉贝拉

    60. Eliana

    61. 利亚

    62. 紫色

    63. 玛丽亚

    64. 艾琳

    65. 露西

    66. 洛蒂

    67. 冬青

    68. Aurora

    69. 罗宾

    70. Imogen

    71. Penelope

    72. 安娜

    73. 邦妮

    74. 虹膜

    75. 茉莉花

    76. Maeve

    77. Eleanor

    78. Kiara

    79. Gracie

    80. Esme

    81. Abigail

    82. 玫瑰

    83. 贝拉

    84. Delilah

    85. 南希

    86. 伊丽莎白

    87. Amelie

    88. Orla

    89. 琥珀色

    90. 佐治亚州

    91. Gianna

    92. 伊甸园

    93. 萝拉

    94. 拉拉

    95. Hazel

    96. Clara

    97. 夏天

    98. Mirha

    99. Elodie

    100. Olive


    最佳 100 baby boys’ names of 2021

    1. Muhammad

    2. 诺亚

    3. Oliver

    4. 乔治

    5. 狮子座

    6. 根据

    7. 弗雷迪

    8. 哈里

    9. 插口

    10. 亚瑟

    11. 查理

    12. 瑞安

    13. 伊森

    14. 亨利

    15. 阿奇

    16. Finley

    17. Lucas

    18. 奥斯卡奖

    19. 雅各布

    20. 汤玛士

    21. Isaac

    22. 亚当

    23. 阿尔菲

    24. Elijah

    25. Jaxon

    26. Aiden

    27. Louie

    28. 约书亚记

    29. 卢卡

    30. 汤米

    31. 詹姆士

    32. 最大限度

    33. 丹尼尔

    34. 鲁本

    35. Liam

    36. 泰迪熊

    37. Arlo

    38. 亚力山大

    39. 洛根

    40. Jayden

    41. 威廉

    42. 麦可

    43. 西奥多

    44. 石匠

    45. Yusuf

    46. 罗里

    47. Ezra

    48. Albie

    49. 迪伦

    50. Caleb

    51. 内森

    52. 罗曼

    53. Jude

    54. Ollie

    55. 本杰明

    56. Myles

    57. Ayaan

    58. 芬恩

    59. Zachary

    60. Zayn

    61. 约瑟夫

    62. Samuel

    63. 雨果

    64. Ali

    65. 塞巴斯蒂安

    66. 雷吉

    67. 猎人

    68. 凯

    69. 哈里森

    70. 罗文

    71. 大卫

    72. Edward

    73. 亚历克斯

    74. 罗尼

    75. 托比

    76. 莱利

    77. 杰西

    78. 路加

    79. Omar

    80. Ibrahim

    81. Frankie

    82. Blake

    83. 加布里埃尔

    84. 杰森

    85. Grayson

    86. Levi

    87. 碧玉

    88. 伊莱

    89. Milo

    90. Abdul

    91. 马修

    92. Asher

    93. 约翰

    94. Hudson

    95. 卡特

    96. Nathaniel

    97. 杰克

    98. Leon

    99. 鲍比

    100. Stanley


    Sarah Redshaw, UK Managing Editor for BabyCentre, 说过: ‘Parents don’t just reflect popular trends with their baby name picks, what they don’t choose can be just as revealing.

    ‘We predict there will be a rise in superhero names as Marvel and DC films continue to dominate and inspire many more parents to call their baby Thor, Thanos or Sylvie,’ 她补充说.

    ‘But despite all this inspiration it can take a long time for parents to decide on a name.

    ‘Our poll showed that 8 per cent of parents were still undecided about what to call their baby more than a week after they were born. And however long it takes to decide, many parents – nearly 13 per cent – end up regretting their name choice.

    Top baby naming trends of 2021: New parents take inspiration from Netflix hits and sporting heroes, but old fashioned monikers like Bertha and Roger fall out of favour


    Without contest, 2021 was the year where pop culture was one of the biggest trend among baby names, with monikers inspired by Netflix shows breaking into the top 100.

    Maeve, Otis and Eric, made popular by the character from Netflix’s raunchy series Sex Education, entered the top 100, while YOU-inspired names Love and Henry moved up the charts.

    Penelope rose to number 71, perhaps influended by Miss Featherington in Bridgerton, names inspired by Made in Chelsea also rose in popularity, with Myles reaching number 56, Harry making it into the top ten, Millie in 31st position and Ollie climbing 13 地方.


    After a summer filled with sporting competitions including the UEFA European Championship which kicked off in June and the Olympics and Paralympics in July and August, sports enthusiasts took inspiration from their heroes as well.

    Harry Kane and Harry McGuire’s exploits during the Euros saw the name making it into the top ten, while Jack was also a popular option following Jack Grealish’s rise in popularity this year.

    Team GB had their second best Olympics ever in the Tokyo games this year, 获胜 65 奖牌.

    杰森肯尼, first Briton to win seven Olympic gold medals with a spectacular defence of his men’s keirin title, saw the name Jason reach number 84 in the boys’ 最佳 100 names list.


    With international travel being a big topic of conversation this year, with restrictions being updated to reflect the stat of the pandemic, some parents opted for wanderlust names, picking patronyms like Ocean and Destiny making the girls’ 最佳 100.


    与此同时, gender neutral names were also a popular trend of 2021, with Willow reaching number 20 in the girls’ 最佳 100 list and climbing outside of the top 100 for boys as well.

    Noah was a big favourite for boys, making it to second place, and it climbed in popularity with girls too, as well as Blake.


    然而, some names fell out of favour this year, with no new registrations recorded by BabyCentre.

    This was the case for Piers, as well as Elliott, Clive, Maurice, 罗杰, Clifford, Dwayne, Vernon and Daryl.

    Girls name that were not registered this year included Maud, 蒂娜, 宝琳, Doreen, Doris, Edna, Glynis, Bertha, Kerry and Gertrude.