The names were extracted from the 2013 ONS data, which is the latest year where full regional name data is available.
|North East||Faye, Abbie, Lillie, Anya, Eden, Harper, Hope, Miley||Ben, Sam, Cole, Jay, Joe, Zak|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||Betsy||none|
|West Midlands||none||Kyle, Roman|
|London||Aaliyah, Mariam, Naomi, Nicole, Anaya, Rebecca, Ariana, Esther, Lena, Clara, Amira, Zahra, Laura, Michelle||Mohamed, Ali, Nathaniel, Nicholas, Kevin, Syed, Ahmed, Omar, Abdullah, Rayyan, Emmanuel, Jason, Patrick, Raphael, Leonardo, Maximilian, Musa, Hamza, Rayan, Jonathan|
|South East||none||Dominic, Finn|
|South West||Araballa, Felicity, Tabitha||Tobias|
|Wales||Ffion, Mali, Alys, Lowri, Cadi, Lili, Carys, Nia, Elin, Efa, Cerys, Tia, Macie||Harri, Osian, Morgan, Jac, Tomos, Gethin, Cai, Ioan, Elis, Ashton, Jaxon, Cian, Zac, Ieuan, Eli, Owain, Iestyn|
The region that has the most names which made it into that region’s top 100 only is London, the majority of them Arabic/Muslim. Wales comes second with many of them, obviously, Welsh. Other than London or Wales, the North East has some names that made it into their top 100 only, including some very short ones for boys.
Otherwise, there isn’t much to look at in more detail, so, in effect, it’s not as exciting of a post as WIL’s posts on the same topic for the US.
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Source: Office for National Statistics
2013 regional data – http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20160105160709/http:/www.ons.gov.uk/ons/about-ons/business-transparency/freedom-of-information/what-can-i-request/published-ad-hoc-data/pop/september-2015/index.html (search for Baby names by region of usual residence of mother, 2013)
2013 national data (includes top 10 by region) – http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths/datasets/babynamesenglandandwalesbabynamesstatisticsgirls (girls, for boys, replace babynamesenglandandwalesbabynamesstatisticsgirls with babynamesenglandandwalesbabynamesstatisticsboys)