DUA DOUBLES IN POPULARITY
THE name Dua has doubled in popularity – and it’s probably down to the pop star Dua Lipa.
The British singer (above) had her first number one in 2017. Back then, just 63 newborn girls in the UK were named Dua by their parents. By 2019, the number had doubled to 126.
Official figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal that Olivia and Amelia were the most popular girls’ names of 2019. Oliver – which has been the number one boys’ name since 2013 – and George were the top choices for boys. There were 4,932 new Olivers and 4,082 new Olivias last year.
There was also a surge for the name Kylo, which is thought to have been caused by the Star Wars character Kylo Ren. In 2015, there were just ten Kylos, but last year there were 67.
A Kylo Ren cosplayer