Most popular baby names chosen by North Somerset parents revealed

PUBLISHED: 09:59 29 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:59 29 September 2018

More girls than boys were born in North Somerset last year. Picture: Getty Images

More girls than boys were born in North Somerset last year. Picture: Getty Images

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The most popular names given to baby boys and girls in North Somerset has been revealed.

George was the most commonly selected name for boys, with Olivia taking the top spot among young daughters.

For girls, Emily was the second most popular and Amelia third. The figures reflect the national picture, where Olivia was the most popular.

Among boys, Oliver was the most chosen name nationally but only second in North Somerset. Jack was the third most popular boy’s name locally.

The figures released last week by the Office for National Statistics show one baby was born every four hours on average last year in the district.

Mothers delivered 2,060 babies, of which there was almost an equal split of boys and girls, with 1,029 sons and 1,031 daughters born.

Nearly 700,000 babies were born last year in England and Wales and more than 63,000 different names were registered.

New entries into the top 100 most popular names include Hunter and Ralph for boys and Edith and Hallie for girls.

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