THE most popular names for babies born in South Gloucestershire have been revealed.

The Office for National Statistics has announced the most popular names for boys and girls born in 2022. 

Isla was the most popular girl's name in South Gloucestershire with 23 babies given the name in 2022.

It held onto the top spot from 2021, when 22 parents chose the name for their baby.

Meanwhile, Noah and Oliver were the most common boys' names in the area.

In total, 24 babies were given each name in South Gloucestershire in 2022.

These names unseated Arthur, chosen by 28 parents in 2021.

Most popular baby names in England and Wales in 2022

James Tucker, head of health analysis at the Office for National Statistics said: "Noah was the most popular name for boys in 2022, for the second year in a row, having replaced Oliver at the top in 2021."

Muhammad was the second most popular boys’ name in 2022, up from fifth place in 2021, while George remained third, Oliver dropped from second to fourth and Leo climbed one place to fifth.

The top four girls' names were unchanged year-on-year, with Olivia followed by Amelia, Isla and Ava, while Lily rose two places from seventh to fifth.

Mr Tucker added: "Theodore, Theo and Freddie are three new entries into the top 10 boys' names in 2022. Isabella is the only new entry into the girls' top 10."

Most popular names for boys, England and Wales:

  • Noah
  • Muhammad
  • George
  • Oliver
  • Leo
  • Arthur
  • Oscar
  • Theodore
  • Theo
  • Freddie

Most popular names for girls, England and Wales:

  • Olivia
  • Amelia
  • Isla
  • Ava
  • Lily
  • Ivy
  • Freya
  • Florence
  • Isabella
  • Mia