Britain and the U.S. may have a lot in common, but the top baby names aren't one of them! In the UK, the top baby names are Harry and Amelia, yet again—names that aren't anywhere near the top of the charts here in the U.S. (Harry's at #718, while Amelia does rank higher, at #23.)
Some other interesting notes:
1. Nicknames are more popular than the formal names in the UK. Their top 20 includes Sophie, Charlie, Alfie, Evie, Max and Harry (which is actually a nickname for Henry).
2. Some of our most popular names don't rank high in the UK. U.S. #2 Mason is #31 in the UK, and #2 Emma is #50 in the UK.
3. The British big climbers are Hugo (up 51 spots), and Ivy (up 80 spots). Ivy's pretty big here, too, thanks to Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter.
4. I'm loving that most of the top 10 British baby names would make stellar sib sets—Jack and Jessica, for instance, or Thomas and Ava.