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The most common regional baby names: Does yours make the list?

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If you're looking for inspiration from your fellow county-men (or women) when it comes to picking your baby's name, then this list could be for you.

Parenting website Bounty has done research on the most popular baby names by region. So whether you want your little one to fit in at school or stand out from the crowd, here are the names to choose or avoid according to where you reside.

Most common baby names for Aberdeen

For a northern Scottish city there's hardly a celtic name in sight, with the only one making the list being Ryan. This boy's name is thought to mean little king. Perfect for your bundle of joy!
RankingNameGenderOrigin
1GraceGirlLatin
2OliviaGirlLatin
3SophieGirlGreek
4JackBoyEnglish
5LucasBoyLatin
6EllaGirlFrench
7EmilyGirlEnglish
8RyanBoyCeltic
9ChloeGirlGreek
10AmeliaGirlHebrew


Most common baby names for Belfast

Belfast is another city who seems to have ditched traditional choices in favour of more exotic names. Six of the top 10 names for Belfast originate from Hebrew, with biblical choices like Jacob and Matthew topping the charts.
RankingNameGenderOrigin
1JacobBoyHebrew
2NathanBoyHebrew
3MatthewBoyHebrew
4EllaGirlFrench
5JessicaGirlHebrew
6AmeliaGirlHebrew
7SophiaGirlGreek
8JackBoyEnglish
9Jake BoyHebrew
10CharlieBoyGerman


Most common baby names for Birmingham

Birmingham have stuck to classically simple names like Jack, Harry and Thomas for their top boys' names with more recently popular names like Amelia and Ava crowning the results for little girls.
RankingNameGenderOrigin
1AmeliaGirlHebrew
2JackBoyEnglish
3OliviaGirlLatin
4AlfieBoyGothic
5HarryBoyGerman
6JacobBoyHebrew
7CharlieBoyGerman
8AvaGirlHebrew
9NoahBoyHebrew
10ThomasBoyAramaic


Most common baby names for Bristol

A German influence seems to be sneaking in when it comes to new parents' baby name choices in this south-western city. Oliver, Charlie and Archie might all sounds familiarly British but they actually derive from the German language.
RankingNameGenderOrigin
1OliverBoyGerman
2CharlieBoyGerman
3JackBoyEnglish
4OliviaGirlLatin
5EmilyGirlEnglish
6AmeliaGirlHebrew
7LeoBoyLatin
8ArchieBoyGerman
9GeorgeBoyGreek
10AlfieBoyGothic


Most common baby names for Cardiff


As you might expect, Cardiff have stuck to some Welsh favourites with Dylan and Megan still being as popular as ever. Both of these names come from the Welsh language and we think they're lovely.
RankingNameGenderOrigin
1JackBoyEnglish
2IsabellaGirlHebrew
3AmeliaGirlHebrew
4OliverBoyGerman
5JacobBoyHebrew
6OliviaGirlLatin
7MeganGirlWelsh
8DylanBoyWelsh
9SophieGirlGreek
10EvanBoyCeltic


Most common baby names for Colchester

For the South East and Colchester there is a theme of altering traditional names like Charles and Frederick for softer sounding names like Charlie and Freddie for little girls, rather than boys.
RankingNameGenderOrigin
1GeorgeGirlGreek
2JackBoyEnglish
3AmeliaGirlHebrew
4CharlieBoyGerman
5FreddieGirlGerman
6EmilyGirlEnglish
7JacobBoyHebrew
8OscarBoyNorse
9WilliamBoyGerman
10SophieGirlGreek


Most common baby names for Edinburgh


It would appear that there are lots more boys being born in Edinburgh than girls with six of the top 10 names being boys' names like Jack, Tomas and Alexander.
RankingNameGenderOrigin
1JackBoyEnglish
2OliviaGirlLatin
3ThomasBoyAramaic
4SophiaGirlGreek
5IslaGirlScottish
6LucyGirlLatin
7AlexanderBoyGreek
8JamesBoyHebrew
9OliverBoyGerman
10DanielBoyHebrew


Most common baby names for Glasgow

Glasgow parents look keen to cling on to their cultural heritage with Scottish favourite Callum coming in at the seventh most popular name for newborns.
RankingNameGenderOrigin
1OliviaGirlLatin
2SophieGirlGreek
3JackBoyEnglish
4LewisBoyGerman
5JessicaGirlHebrew
6JamieBoyHebrew
7CallumBoyCeltic
8JamesBoyHebrew
9HarryBoyGerman
10OliverBoyGerman


Most common baby names for Leeds

The poor girls look to be significantly outweighed in Leeds with only two girls' name topping the charts. Although, despite there only being two girls' name in the top 10 one of them is the most popular - if you name your child Amelia she'll be in good company.
RankingNameGenderOrigin
1AmeliaGirlHebrew
2OliverBoyGerman
3JackBoyEnglish
4HarrisonBoyEnglish
5JacobBoyHebrew
6CharlieBoyGerman
7IsabellaGirlHebrew
8HarryBoyGerman
9AlfieBoyGothic
10RileyBoyEnglish


Most common baby names for Manchester


An almost equal split for the boys and girls at last - Manchester has six boys' names and four girls' names in their top 10 most popular names. For the girls it could be a Disney influence with Elsa being one of the most popular choices and for the boys it's another royal who seems to be inspiring new mums, with George coming in at number 10.
RankingNameGenderOrigin
1HarryBoyGerman
2AmeliaGirlHebrew
3KhadijahGirlArabic
4CharlieBoyGerman
5ElsaGirlHebrew
6OliviaGirlLatin
7ThomasBoyAramaic
8JamesBoyHebrew
9WilliamBoyGerman
10GeorgeBoyGreek


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Have you named your little one any of these most popular regional names? Let us know in the comments below!

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