From Hebrew, meaning ‘Father of exaltation’, with several variations. Top 10 baby names for girls, by age of mother in years, England and Wales, 2018. I would never in a million years name a boy Elizabeth. I've always disliked this name intensely. Andrew also has several appealing foreign manifestations that are sometimes used in the U.S., including Andre (French), Andrei (Russian), Andres (Spanish), Andrea (Italian), Andreas (German, Dutch and Greek) and Anders (Norwegian and Swedish). The television show Peaky Blinders, which has become increasingly popular in recent years, features characters with these names. You guys are getting crazy. I just don't understand why people on here get so ardent about trying to use a traditional mans name on a girl to be edgy or whatever when you have to think about what the child has to endure. However, these names were still in the top 100 in the 1930s and 1940s respectively, which means they are still likely to be within living memory. I think a little bit of gender-specificity should be there. The full baby name datasets only include names with counts of three or more to protect the confidentiality of uncommon baby names. While a handful of names, such as George, William, Edward and Elizabeth have consistently featured in the top 100 since the early 20th century, most fluctuate in popularity over time. Minimal automated editing is conducted on the names. Calm down. I like the Andre variant better. ReLAX dude. Special extracts and tabulations of baby names data for England and Wales are available to order (subject to legal frameworks, disclosure control, resources and the ONS charging policy, where appropriate). Because a good reason there's a "problem" with letting the girls "steal" all the previously Male exclusive names, is that no one is letting the boys "steal back" unisex names or previously Female exclusive names, leaving the boys with fewer names to choose from or have on their side as "properly acceptable" for a MAN. It means deformed head, and yet it is still a handsome name1 And Cameron which means crooked nose is still well used. The wretched "British Ann Coulter" Katie Hopkins who had very strong opinions about names she claim are low-class (she said names like "Tyler" or "Brandon"........ok) etc and her daughter India's name wasn't related to a place (I literally convulsed at that) did make outrageous statements about parents' naming habits and when I saw that video I realized everyone has their own rules. None of the top 10 names for girls in 2018 appeared in the top 10 before 1994. Whoever brought it up has done a very fiendish thing. A variation on Adaline. View latest release. Meanwhile, Ada, Delilah, Ayla, Zoe, Margot and Felicity entered the top 100 names for girls in 2018 for England and Wales. Considering, it's relatively ok for a girl to dress like a boy (or have a boyish or classic "Male" name) but it's still just not ok for a boy to put on a girls clothes (or have a more feminine sounding, vowel filled, strictly "Female" name.). I love the name Andrew. Names That Mean Strong, Brave or Powerful. Craven had the highest proportion of girls given the same name where 3.8% of girls born in the local authority were named Olivia (Figure 6). Andrew is a masculine name that should not be used on girls! I'm just trying to be logical here. For girls, Olivia was the most popular name in England and Wales in 2018 and this pattern was replicated across all the English regions and in Wales. (I'm not even going to dignify the idea of it as a girls' name with comment.) As predicted, there is some overlap between Nameberry's assessment of 2020's most popular names, and 2019's official list. The highest proportion of boys given the same name in any given area was in Pendle where 10.3% of boys born were named Muhammad in 2018 (Figure 5). :). Originally a shortening of Germanic names like Adelaide and Adaline, with ‘Adal’ meaning ‘Noble’ 3. The #1 app for tracking pregnancy and baby growth. Births where the name of the baby was not stated were excluded from all the rankings. Now, I'm not going to give my daughter or son an "opposite gender" name just to make them a walking billboard for gender equality, but I do hope for the day that I can name my daughter Andrew without it being seen as illogical. hear hear, Angelicaecb. I think that gendering names is kind of stupid. Boy's name meaning, origin, and popularity, Baby names inspired by faith and spirituality, All pregnancy, parenting, and birth videos >, the most helpful and trustworthy pregnancy and parenting information. The full list of the most popular baby names in the UK can be found on the Office for National Statistics website. Andrew is a very cute and handsome name for a little boy! I'm quite liberal about male names on girls but I just think some should be left alone. I love the informal Drew for everyday use, and how nice and formal Andrew sounds when he needs it. Less traditional boy's names like Dale also appeared thanks to hip young parents. They're that for a reason. For example, Amelia - Lily would now be processed as Amelia-Lily instead of Amelia. Not awesome, but definitely solid and usable (unlike some of my other favorites). Nameberry is a registered trademark of Nameberry, LLC. “Oliver and Olivia remained the most popular baby names in 2018, although there are the first signs that Oliver’s six-year reign as the number one name for boys is under threat. At least they're starting a gender discussion, which is the only way to help. 'I … Maybe instead of being condescending you could at least consider someone else's opinion. Enough said. While still ranking outside the top 100 (255), the name Cillian has also been gradually increasing in popularity, rising 295 places in the last five years. I agree. Am I wrong? Please add to or correct the information provided by other members of the Nameberry community. Most popular first names for baby boys and girls in 2018 using birth registration data. This is the first time Sophia has ever been in the top 10 in England and Wales while Grace was the most popular name for girls in 2006. Mothers aged 35 years and over tended to prefer more “traditional” names, compared with mothers aged under 25 years who were more likely to choose more “non-traditional”, shortened or hyphenated names. Name Guru to the Stars: Kit Harington, Meghan Trainor, and more. well I mean Taylor is unisex and now people re using James for both boys and girls so why not? If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Andrew, try our name generator. Adalyn. I mean picking a name for its meaning is awesome, but should it be the end all be all of a name? Or, how about Kennedy! The Revisions policy for population statistics (including baby name statistics) is available. how in the sam heck did this comment section turn into an argument of "Andrew for a girl" wtf?! You will receive an email (no more than once per day) summarizing any new mentions of Andrew on Nameberry. Strong and handsome and I have a soft spot for Andy! And there's a host of Andrew-inspired nicknames: Andy makes it friendlier, while Drew adds to its sophistication. I like Dylan on a girl but other people may think it's strictly a boy's name. It suits any boy at any age and it grows so well! Less than half (45%) of babies had a name within the top 100 lists in 2018, down from two thirds (67%) in 1996. Just because something is traditionally male, does it have to stay that way? Oliver was the most popular name for boys in 25% of local authorities, while Olivia was the most popular name for girls in nearly twice as many (46%) local authorities. Andrew is among the most appealing classic boys' names, with more character and charm than James or John. It certainly is that way in preschool :). Enquiries should be made to Vital Statistics Outputs Branch by email to or telephone on +44 (0)1329 444110. I love it! I mean look at Hailey! Which I doubt our society is ready to do (or will likely ever be ready to do.) We seem to be stuck at the thought that male names on girls are edgy/quirky/trendy/try to hard (though they can be) and female names or unisex names (majorly given a female disposition) for boys are an example of cruel punishment. I don't like Andrew period but on a girl??? However, names such as Florence and Ivy that were popular in the early 1900s, but left the top 100 names for decades, are now back inside the top 20 names for girls in 2018. This is the name of my father, so it being a girls name is a big NO NO. Drew maybe but definitely not Andrew. For example, the number of Margots has more than doubled since 2015 resulting in the name entering the 2018 top 100 names for girls for the first time. Important information for interpreting these baby name statistics: baby name statistics are compiled from first names recorded when live births are registered in England and Wales as part of civil registration, a legal requirement, the statistics are based only on live births that occurred in the calendar year, as there is no public register of stillbirths, babies born in England and Wales to women whose usual residence is outside England and Wales are included in the statistics for England and Wales as a whole, but excluded from any subdivision of England and Wales, the statistics are based on the exact spelling of the name given on the birth certificate; grouping names with similar pronunciation would change the rankings and exact names are given so users can group if they wish. The name Margot could have been inspired by the famous Hollywood actress Margot Robbie and the character Margo in the Despicable Me film franchise. I'm in love with this name! but that child has to face our mostly close-minded society and endure the derision. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) took responsibility for producing baby name statistics in 2009 and does not have the data to compile figures prior to 1996. Although the origins of the name are Greek, Andrew is the patron saint of both Scotland and Russia, as well as Greece. If my daughter is teased for having a "boy's name," I would consider that a teaching opportunity, and I would explain to her that there's nothing shameful in being associated with the male gender, and that I think the world would be a whole lot safer and happier if we could ignore gender stereotypes altogether. In 1996, two-thirds (66.7%) of babies had a name within the top 100, while in 2018 this was true for less than half of babies (45.2%). people use the name andre on their daughters.....and also Drew. Olivia, Amelia, Emily and Grace were the only names to feature in both the 2008 and 2018 top 10 names for girls.