The 100 most popular baby names in England and Wales for 2017 have been revealed. For boys, Oliver is once again the most popular name, as it has been since 2013. Olivia tops the girls’ list, a position it has held since 2016. Harry and George are the second and third most favoured names for boys, as are Amelia and Isla for girls. On the other hand, the name Sarah has dropped out of the top 100 for the first time since 1904. to hold, held, held to keep / favoured preferred / on the other hand however, in contrast to / to drop out of to quit, here, to disappear from, be left out of.