HARRY and Olivia were the most popular baby names for parents in Yorkshire in 2011, new statistics have revealed.
A total of 723 mums in the region called their baby boys Harry last year, followed by 701 who chose the name Jack and 669 who picked Oliver.
Also featured in the top 10 boys’ names are Alfie, Charlie, Jacob, Mohammed, Thomas, Muhammad and Riley.
Yorkshire is one of just two regions to have Olivia as the top choice for baby girls, with 519 parents choosing the name.
The figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that Amelia and Lily were the second and third favourite names, with 509 and 461 instances respectively.
Also featured in the top 10 are Ruby, Evie, Emily, Ava, Sophie, Grace and Jessica.
Across the country, Harry became the most popular boys’ names in England and Wales, leapfrogging Oliver and Jack to the top spot for the first time.
Amelia was the number one name for baby girls, pushing popular choices Olivia and Lily into second and third place.
In the top 100, new additions for boys included Tommy (65), Blake (79), Frankie (84), Elijah (91) and Jackson (99).
For the girls there were six new entries – Bella (69), Willow (75), Elsie (87), Kayla (98), Francesca (99) and Lydia (100).
Netmums founder Siobhan Freegard said: “From Prince Harry to Harry Potter and Harry Styles, every mum has a favourite Harry.
“Amelia, and Amelie which rose to number 54, are pretty, feminine names.
“Both are lovely choices and it’s interesting to see them overtake some of the more unusual celebrity-driven monikers. It seems mums are turning away from the unusual and back to the more traditional names, but with a twist.”