The England&Wales 2012 Data

So the 2012 data was released this morning, and thus here is firstly a comparison about my predictions published last week, followed by the Top 100 in full:

The Top Names:

What I predicted:

Harry & Amelia

Who actually came out on top:

Harry & Amelia

Spot on with this one

Top 10 Changes:

What I predicted:

Lily will overtake Olivia

– Both are super popular, but the way Lily has been racing up the charts in the past few years she seems popular enough to take the #2 spot. It’s worth noting that she was individually the #1 name in Wales in 2011.

Riley will enter the boys Top 10

– From 2010 to 2011 the number of boys given the name Riley rose from 2690 to 4226, so suffice to say he’s hugely popular right now.

What actually happened:

Rather surprisingly, the name Lily dropped two spaces to #5, whilst Olivia remained at #2. The names Mia and Isla replacing Ruby and Grace.

I was however spot on in predicting the rise of Riley into the male Top 10, replacing Joshua.

Top 100 Drop outs:

What I predicted:

Caitlin, Tia, Lauren, Keira

Reece, Ben, Kyle, Bailey

Who actually dropped out:

Lexie, Lauren, Rebecca, Tia, Nicole, Kayla

The name Caitlin is clinging in the Top 100 at #97, and Keira fell to #92.

Reece, Joel, Hayden, John, Ashton, Jackson, Ben

The name Jackson was new to the Top 100 last year, and it’s interesting to note the fall of modern-day darlings Hayden, Reece and Ashton. The name Bailey remained in the Top 100 at #98.

Top 100 New Entrants:

What I predicted:

Darcey, Alexis, Lois, Sara, Violet

Seth, Sonny, Rory

Who actually entered:

Mollie, Ivy, Darcey, Tilly, Sara, Violet

Hugo, Sonny, Seth, Rory, Elliott, Theodore, Rory, Ellis

Truth be told, I went out on a limb with Sara since she has a mumma-vibe to her, so I’m delighted to have called her entry into the top 100.

With regards to Alexis and Lois, the former just missed out at #101 whilst Lois tumbled spectacularly to #128.

With the boys, I was certainly underestimating how much movement there was at the 100 mark.

The Top 100: (*indicates new entry)

 Top 100 Boys’ Names 2012

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  Top 100 Girls’ Names 2012

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HARRY
OLIVER
JACK
CHARLIE
JACOB
THOMAS
ALFIE
RILEY
WILLIAM
JAMES
JOSHUA
GEORGE
ETHAN
NOAH
SAMUEL
DANIEL
OSCAR
MAX
MUHAMMAD
LEO
TYLER
JOSEPH
ARCHIE
HENRY
LUCAS
MOHAMMED
ALEXANDER
DYLAN
LOGAN
ISAAC
MASON
BENJAMIN
JAKE
FINLEY
HARRISON
EDWARD
JAYDEN
FREDDIE
ADAM
ZACHARY
SEBASTIAN
RYAN
LEWIS
THEO
LUKE
HARLEY
MATTHEW
HARVEY
TOBY
LIAM
CALLUM
ARTHUR
MICHAEL
JENSON
TOMMY
NATHAN
BOBBY
CONNOR
DAVID
MOHAMMAD
LUCA
CHARLES
KAI
JAMIE
ALEX
BLAKE
FRANKIE
REUBEN
AARON
DEXTER
JUDE
LEON
OLLIE
STANLEY
ELLIOT
GABRIEL
CAMERON
OWEN
LOUIE
AIDEN
LOUIS
ELIJAH
FINLAY
RHYS
CALEB
EVAN
FREDERICK
HUGO
KIAN
SONNY
SETH
KAYDEN
TAYLOR
KYLE
ELLIOTT
ROBERT
THEODORE
BAILEY
RORY
ELLIS
+1
+2
-3
+5
+1
-2
-2
-2
+2
-2
+2
+3
+7
+10
-4
+1
+4
+1
-7
-4
-7
+1
+3
+4
-7
-4
+2
+4
-5
+4
-1
+5
+6
-6
-4
+6
-4
+9
-4
+4
+2
-6
-5
+16
+13
+10
-2
+19
-10
-2
+3
+3
-2
-7
-15
-6
+13
+18
+4
-11
+8
+12
-10
+6
+10
-1
-7
-5
-19
-13
+9
-17
-14
+4
-4
+9
+51*
-8
+18*
+10*
+2
-1
+1
+12*
-3
+27*
-8
+11*
+3*
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AMELIA
OLIVIA
JESSICA
EMILY
LILY
AVA
MIA
ISLA
SOPHIE
ISABELLA
EVIE
RUBY
POPPY
GRACE
SOPHIA
CHLOE
ISABELLE
ELLA
FREYA
CHARLOTTE
SCARLETT
DAISY
LOLA
EVA
HOLLY
MILLIE
LUCY
PHOEBE
LAYLA
MAISIE
SIENNA
ALICE
LILLY
FLORENCE
ELLIE
ERIN
IMOGEN
ELIZABETH
MOLLY
SUMMER
MEGAN
HANNAH
SOFIA
ABIGAIL
JASMINE
LEXI
MATILDA
ROSIE
LACEY
EMMA
AMELIE
GRACIE
MAYA
HOLLIE
GEORGIA
EMILIA
EVELYN
BELLA
BROOKE
AMBER
ELIZA
AMY
ELEANOR
LEAH
ESME
KATIE
HARRIET
ANNA
WILLOW
ELSIE
ZARA
ANNABELLE
BETHANY
FAITH
MADISON
ISABEL
MARTHA
ROSE
JULIA
PAIGE
MARYAM
MADDISON
HEIDI
MOLLIE
NIAMH
SKYE
AISHA
IVY
DARCEY
FRANCESCA
ZOE
KEIRA
TILLY
MARIA
SARAH
LYDIA
CAITLIN
ISOBEL
SARA
VIOLET
+1
+1
-2
+3
+6
+7
-3
-5
+1
-6
+3
-4
-2
+1
+4
-2
+8
+9
+1
+9
-4
-4
+1
-8
+5
+5
-6
+9
-7
+3
-5
+6
+7
-6
-12
-1
+4
-6
-3
-1
+1
+7
-9
-1
+3
+1
+5
+14
+5
+5
+8
+11
-9
-8
+1
-11
-4
-8
+7
-9
+4
-1
+6
+17
+2
+7
-9
-10
+2
-10
+6
-2
-1
-10
+13
+8
+29*
-3
-2
+8
+80*
+42*
+9
+1
-4
+11*
-1
-5
+4
-11
-18
+10*
+14*

Also, I mentioned on Twitter that two personal favourites of mine hit the Top 100 this year, mega brownie points for whomever guesses which two correctly.

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