Oliver and Amelia are the most popular names for babies in Wigan
Parents can take months agonising over a name for their newborn child. And with good reason – once decided your little human being will be, for better or worse, stuck with the label.
While it might be tempting to stand out the crowd with a leftfield choice – say Apple, North or Blue Ivy – you could certainly do worse than following the crowd. These names are popular for a reason after all.
Here are 15 of the most popular baby names in Wigan, according to bounty.com.
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The most popular name in Wigan is the most popular boy’s name in the UK for 2019. The name is also commonly shortened to Ollie
The name has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity since Kate and William gave the name to their first son.
The fifth most popular boys’ name in the UK is the third most popular name in Wigan. The medieval form of Henry means home and ruler.
The Aramaic name means twin or lookalike. Thomas is just the thirteenth most popular boys’ name in the UK
This name first gained popularity in England thanks to Princess Amelia of Great Britain and Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom who both lived in the 18th century.
The UK’s most popular girl’s name is the second most popular girls name in Wigan. The name translates to Princess.
Ava is a name of Latin origin, meaning ‘life’, ‘bird’, ‘water’, or ‘island’. It also has possible Persian origins, in which it means ‘voice’ or ‘sound’.
This popular Hebrew name comes from the biblical story of Jacob who was born holding the heel of his twin brother. The name in Hebrew means ‘to follow’
Of Old German origin, Charlie mean’s ‘freeman’. Famous Charlie’s include Charlie Sheen and Charlie Chaplin.
The name Noah is of Hebrew origin and means Rest and Peace. Famous Noahs include actors Noah Schnapp and Noah Centineo and actress Noah Cyrus, who is the younger sister of Miley Cyrus.
This is a variant of the name Mary which has a range of conflicting descriptors such as ‘bitter’ and ‘beloved’.
The name Freddie is of American origin and means Peace Ruler. Famous Freddies include Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, actor Freddie Highmore and actor Freddie Prinze Jr.
This name comes from the Gothic period and is mainly used in the English and Spanish languages. It means 'noble and ready'.
Possibly derived from Jacques, the French form for Jacob or James, Jack means God is Gracious.
Taken from the Hebrew for God is salvation, in the Bible, Joshua was the successor of Moses as leader of Israel.