Royal wedding sparks trend in most popular baby names for this spring

According to the latest baby names survey, Harry hits the number one spot for boy baby names and Meghan makes her debut appearance on the list.

With Daisy coming out top as the most favourable female name, the majority of Girls’ names, continue to follow a ‘floral’ trend for the second year running.

Results showed that 56% of parents selected floral-inspired names, so it's no shock that Lily and Iris came second and third.

Other 'floral' female names making the top 20 include Primrose, Fleur, Bluebell and Poppy.

In second and third place for boys, Maxwell and Kai are close front-runners to Harry.

Nevertheless, the royals have influenced the list.

With the recent royal baby fever having swept up the nation, royal-favoured baby names such as Alice, Charlotte, Arthur, William and Albert also made the top 10 most popular girls and boys' names combined for this season.

The new 2018 spring baby names poll, quizzed more than 1,200 parents from across the UK on their chosen baby name this season.

Faye Mingo, Marketing Director at Emma’s Diary commented: “Once again the results from our spring poll show that for girls, the seasonal floral theme is still popular with parents with a scattering of royal favoured names too.

Harry remains ever-popular with parents too particularly in light of the upcoming royal wedding, interestingly last spring, Harry didn’t make the top 10 list, yet in January this year Harry was the number one most popular name prediction for 2018.”

Top 20 spring girl baby names for 2018

Top 20 spring boy baby names for 2018

According to the survey, the meaning behind the name Daisy is: "Daisy – takes its name from the Sun. Daisy is a feminine given name, commonly thought to be derived from the name of the flower."

And as for the meaning of the name Harry: "A medieval form of Henry, which is from the Germanic name Heimerich, from heim, meaning "home, power, ruler."

Incidentally, Prince Harry's real name is Henry Charles Albert David.

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