Choosing your baby’s name is largely a matter of personal taste. You might name your child after a beloved grandparent, or an important historical figure, or a character from your favourite novel. You might choose a name based entirely on the way it sounds, or the way it looks on paper, or even happen across one by chance.

Whatever the case, searching for a name can be both fun and challenging in equal measure. With this in mind, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the most popular names from around the world in 2014.*

 Take a look!



Ireland

Top 5 Male Names

Top 5 Female Names
1) Jack 1) Emily
2) James 2) Emma
3) Daniel 3) Sophie
4) Conor 4) Elia
5) Sean 5) Amelia


England and Wales

Top 5 Male Names

Top 5 Female Names
1) Oliver 1) Amelia
2) Jack 2) Olivia
3) Harry 3) Emily
4) Jacob 4) Ava
5) Charlie 5) Isla


Scotland

Top 5 Male Names

Top 5 Female Names
1) Jack 1) Sophie
2) Lewis 2) Emily
3) Riley 3) Olivia
4) James 4) Ava
5) Logan 5) Lucy


United States

Top 5 Male Names

Top 5 Female Names
1) Jacob 1) Sophia
2) Mason 2) Emma
3) Ethan 3) Isabella
4) Noah 4) Olivia
5) William 5) Ava


Canada

Top 5 Male Names

Top 5 Female Names
1) Liam 1) Emma
2) William 2) Olivia
3) Jacob 3) Sophia
4) Nathan 4) Zoe
5) Samuel 5) Maya


Australia

Top 5 Male Names

Top 5 Female Names
1) William 1) Ruby
2) Lucas 2) Charlotte
3) Oliver 3) Emily
4) Noah 4) Olivia
5) Jack 5) Chloe


France

Top 5 Male Names

Top 5 Female Names
1) Nathan 1) Emma
2) Lucas 2) Lola
3) Leo 3) Chloe
4) Gabriel 4) Ines
5) Timéo 5) Lea


Italy

Top 5 Male Names

Top 5 Female Names
1) Francesco 1) Sofia
2) Alessandro 2) Giulia
3) Andrea 3) Martina
4) Lorenzo 4) Giorgia
5) Matteo 5) Sara


Spain

Top 5 Male Names

Top 5 Female Names
1) Daniel 1) Lucia
2) Hugo 2) Maria
3) Alejandro 3) Paula
4) Pablo 4) Daniela
5) Alvaro 5) Sara

 

*These findings are derived from statistics released in 2014, reflecting popularity of names in 2013.