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George and Olivia were the most popular baby names for boys and girls in Suffolk last year, data has revealed.

Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for 2020 has found that George was the most popular name in two districts, with 23 George's born in East Suffolk and 13 in Ipswich.

In West Suffolk, Oliver was the most popular name for boys with 20, while Freddie and Noah were the most popular names in Babergh with seven each.

George was the most popular name for boys in Suffolk. Picture: iStock
George was the most popular name for boys in Suffolk. Picture: iStock

Twelve babies were named Arthur, the third most popular name for boys in the country, was the most popular in Mid Suffolk.

Olivia kept its place as the most popular name for girls in Suffolk, and remained top for the most popular girls' name in the country.

In East Suffolk, it was the most popular name for girls, with 17, alongside Willow.

Olivia was the popular name for girls in Suffolk last year. Picture: iStock
Olivia was the popular name for girls in Suffolk last year. Picture: iStock

Daisy was the most popular name for girls in both Mid Suffolk and Ipswich with seven.

Willow was the most popular name for girls in West Suffolk, while Florence was the popular in Babergh.

ONS Statistician, Sian Bradford, said: "Oliver and Olivia held on to the top spots as the most popular boys’ and girls’ names in 2020 but some interesting changes took place beneath them.

"We continue to see the age of mothers having an impact on the choice of baby name. Archie jumped into the top 10 boys’ names for the first time, driven by younger mothers as well as the obvious Royal link. While on the girls’ side Ivy rose to sixth place."

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