One of the hardest decisions to make as a new parent is choosing the right name for your baby.
So here are a few helpful hints from the top ten most popular names for boys in Wales for 2017.
Boys Top Ten Names are:-
1. Oliver – 367
2. Noah – 258
3. Jacob – 252
4. George – 226
5. Theo – 215
6. Jack – 199
7. Charlie – 197
8. Leo – 197
9. Alfie – 194
10. Harry – 188
Oliver, Noah, Jacob, George and Theo are the most popular names in Wales but some counties buck the trend. In the county of Ceredigion, Jac and Osian are top, whereas in Gwynedd, Hari and Efa were top the list.
There are two brand new boys names that have entered the top 100 list and they are Hunter and Ralph, these two names have now replaced Aaron and Jasper. However, Oliver has been consistently popular in every region across England and Wales.
Some of the past most popular boys names like Thomas and Daniel have declined in popularity, with at 50% fewer babies in 2017 been given these names than they were around 10 years ago.
And finally, Leo entered the top 10 for the first time and also the name Hunter entered the top 100 for the first time reaching an impressive number 78.