News: Most popular Welsh baby names

Article Date(s):03/08/2019

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Haven't chosen a name yet? See below the most popular Welsh names from the Top 100 Baby Boy and Girl lists that were released by the Office for National Statistics in September 2018. Cymraeg Rank = the most popular Welsh language names. Wales Rank = the rank of the Welsh name in the full list of the names of new babies in Wales. In the (brackets) is the change in rank from the previous year, and in the 'Count' column is the exact number of babies born in Wales with the particularname.

Name Cymraeg Rank Wales Rank Count   Name Cymraeg Rank Wales Rank Count New baby Stork Love Spoon
Erin
1
24 (-9) 91   Dylan
1
16 (0) 150
Ffion
2
27 (-2) 88   Harri
2
18 (+4) 127
Seren
3
33 (-17) 78   Osian
3
22 (+5) 115
Megan
4
34 (-3) 77   Arthur
4
23 (+31) 114
Mali
5
41 (+7) 71   Elis
5
44 (+22) 70
Alys
6
53 (-9) 57   Jac
6
52 (-5) 64
Nia
7
62 (+16) 48   Rhys
6
52 (-7) 64
Cadi
8
65 (+13) 44   Tomos
8
55 (-16) 61
Eira
8
65 (+5) 44   Cai
9
58 (+6) 59
Lowri
10
70 (+17) 41   Morgan
10
60 (-4) 58
Efa
11
74 (+45) 40   Ioan
11
70 (+1) 52
Elin
12
79 (+58) 37   Macsen
11
70 (+5) 52
Nansi
13
83 (+59) 36   Owen
13
76 (-11) 48
Eleri
14
85 (+25) 34   Hari
14
83 (+21) 38
Gwen
14
85 (+34) 44   Gruffydd
15
91 (+70) 36
Lili
16
93 (+20) 30   Lewis
16
100 (-17) 35

The following Biblical names, which are also considered Welsh by many, are also included in the Top 100: Jacob, Caleb, Daniel a Martha.

Below is a a Word cloud using the 2016 data.

Popular Welsh names for Girls
Popular Welsh names for Boys