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After weeks of speculation, TOWIE star Sam Faiers has finally revealed her baby girl’s name, Rosie Knightley. Meanwhile fellow reality TV star Ferne McCann recently named her daughter Sunday and explained why she chose the unusual name during a chat with Emily Norris – watch the video here.

If you’re looking for baby name inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! Find out the top names for 2016 and some great tips for choosing your baby names below, and click here to find out how your name has ranked through the years. 

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Latest Top Baby Names in 2016

In September 2017 the latest list of top baby names registered in England and Wales in 2016 went live. Take a look at what they were:

2016 Top 10 Girls Names

  1. OLIVIA
  2. AMELIA
  3. EMILY
  4. ISLA
  5. AVA
  6. ISABELLA
  7. LILY
  8. JESSICA
  9. ELLA
  10. MIA

See the top 100 girls names below

2016 Top Ten Boys Names 

  1. OLIVER
  2. HARRY
  3. GEORGE
  4. JACK
  5. JACOB
  6. NOAH
  7. CHARLIE
  8. MUHAMMAD
  9. THOMAS
  10. OSCAR

See the full 100 boys names below

Key Findings 

The Channel Mum Baby Names Expert SJ shares her key findings from the latest baby name release here:

– O is the most popular letter in baby names – either at the beginning or at the end of names.

– Olivia has replaced Amelia as the top girls name in 2016.

– Oliver is still the top baby name for a boy in 2016.

– Flower names continue to be hugely popular for girls and occupational names are a big trend this year

– Top risers are Harper and Jackson.

Which names entered the top 100 in 2016?

There were six new entries into the top most popular boys’ names in 2016 for England and Wales: Albie, Arlo, Ezra, Finn, Jasper and Jesse. These replaced Callum, Connor, Jamie, Kian, Seth and Sonny, which were in the top 100 in 2015.

There were four new entries in the top most popular girls’ names in 2016 in England and Wales: Felicity, Iris, Luna and Lydia. These replaced Bethany, Hollie, Katie and Lacey.

Top 100 Names

The 2016 ONS Top 100 Names for Boys

1. OLIVER
2. HARRY
3. GEORGE
4. JACK
5. JACOB
6. NOAH
7. CHARLIE
8. MUHAMMAD
9. THOMAS
10. OSCAR
11. WILLIAM
12. JAMES
13. LEO
14. ALFIE
15. HENRY
16. JOSHUA
17. FREDDIE
18. ARCHIE
19. ETHAN
20. ISAAC
21. ALEXANDER
22. JOSEPH
23. EDWARD
24. SAMUEL
25. MAX
26. LOGAN
27. LUCAS
28. DANIEL
29. THEO
30. ARTHUR
31. MOHAMMED
32. HARRISON
33. BENJAMIN
34. MASON
35. FINLEY
36. SEBASTIAN
37. ADAM
38. DYLAN
39. ZACHARY
40. RILEY
41. TEDDY
42. THEODORE
43. DAVID
44. ELIJAH
45. JAKE
46. TOBY
47. LOUIE
48. REUBEN
49. ARLO
50. HUGO
51. JAXON
52. LUCA
53. MATTHEW
54. HARVEY
55. HARLEY
56. REGGIE
57. TOMMY
58. JENSON
59. LUKE
60. MICHAEL
61. JAYDEN
62. JUDE
63. FRANKIE
64. ALBERT
65. STANLEY
66. ELLIOT
67. GABRIEL
68. MOHAMMAD
69. OLLIE
70. RONNIE
71. LOUIS
72. CHARLES
73. BLAKE
74. ELLIOTT
75. LEWIS
76. FREDERICK
77. NATHAN
78. TYLER
79. JACKSON
80. RORY
81. RYAN
82. CARTER
83. DEXTER
84. ALEX
85. AUSTIN
86. CALEB
87. KAI
88. ALBIE
89. ELLIS
90. BOBBY
91. EZRA
92. LEON
93. ROMAN
94. JESSE
95. AARON
96. IBRAHIM
97. LIAM
98. JASPER
99. FELIX
100. FINN

The 2016 ONS Top 100 Names for Girls

1. OLIVIA
2. AMELIA
3. EMILY
4. ISLA
5. AVA
6. ISABELLA
7. LILY
8. JESSICA
9. ELLA
10. MIA
11. SOPHIA
12. CHARLOTTE
13. POPPY
14. SOPHIE
15. GRACE
16. EVIE
17. ALICE
18. SCARLETT
19. FREYA
20 FLORENCE
21. ISABELLE
22. DAISY
23. CHLOE
24. PHOEBE
25. MATILDA
26. RUBY
27. EVELYN
28. SIENNA
29. SOFIA
30. EVA
31. ELSIE
32. WILLOW
33. IVY
34. MILLIE
35. ESME
36. ROSIE
37. IMOGEN
38. ELIZABETH
39. MAYA
40. LAYLA
41. EMILIA
42. LOLA
43. LUCY
44. HARPER
45. ELIZA
46. ERIN
47. ELEANOR
48. ELLIE
49. HARRIET
50. THEA
51. MAISIE
52. HOLLY
53. EMMA
54. GEORGIA
55. AMBER
56. MOLLY
57. HANNAH
58. ABIGAIL
59. JASMINE
60. LILLY
61. ANNABELLE
62. ROSE
63. PENELOPE
64. AMELIE
65. VIOLET
66. BELLA
67. ARIA
68. ZARA
69. MARIA
70. NANCY
71. DARCIE
72. LOTTIE
73.  ANNA
74.  SUMMER
75.  MARTHA
76.  HEIDI
77.  GRACIE
78.  LUNA
79.  MARYAM
80.  BEATRICE
81.  MILA
82. DARCEY
83.  MEGAN
84.  IRIS
85.  LEXI
86.  ROBYN
87.  AISHA
88.  CLARA
89.  FRANCESCA
90. SARA
91. VICTORIA
92. ZOE
93. JULIA
94. ARABELLA
95. MADDISON
96. SARAH
97. FELICITY
98. DARCY
99. LEAH
100. LYDIA