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What were the most popular baby names in Redbridge last year?

PUBLISHED: 13:00 24 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:26 24 September 2018

Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that the most popular baby names for boys and girls differs across the London boroughs . Picture: PA/Chris Ison.

Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that the most popular baby names for boys and girls differs across the London boroughs . Picture: PA/Chris Ison.

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The most popular names given to baby boys and girls last year in East London suggests that where you live could influence what name you choose for your child.

According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the most popular name given to baby girls last year was Maryam and for boy names it was Muhammad in Redbridge.

Last year there were 679,106 live births recorded in England and Wales and 4,707 of these babies were born in Redbridge.

Since there are so many different names given to babies, even the most popular names are only given to a relatively small proportion of all babies named overall.

In Redbridge 107 baby boys were named Muhammad and 28 baby girls were named Maryam.

Nationally, the top three boys in 2017 were Oliver, Harry and George, while the top three girls were Olivia, Amelia and Isla.

Muhammad makes up the highest proportion of names given to boys in any local area and was the highest ranked boys’ name in 35 local authorities.

However, Muhammad is only the 10th most popular names in England and Wales overall which suggests that its popularity is specific to certain areas.

Maryam is the most widespread less popular name, however it’s also ranked first in five local authorities - Tower Hamlets, Newham, Redbridge, Luton and Leicester.

It’s an Aramaic form of the name Miriam, or Mary and is closely linked to Christianity and Islam.

Analysis suggest that boys’ names vary less, with there being a narrower selection of names despite there being 17,000 more boys than girls in 2017.

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