Most popular baby names chosen in March – including Arthur and Olivia

Choosing a baby name can be one of the first and most important decisions a parent ever has to make.

So how do they start?

Well for most people, they won't want their child sharing a name with five others in their class – which can be a regular occurrence.

If you're due any day now and struggling for ideas, then the most popular baby names for March may give you some much-needed inspiration – or show you which names to avoid if you want to go for something unique.

Each year, the Office of National Statistics compiles a list of the UK's most popular baby names and on their website, they also break it down into month-by-month categories.

The top name for a girl in March was Olivia, followed by Amelia, Isla, Ava and Freya making up the top five.

Meanwhile, George is the most popular boys name for March, followed by Oliver, Harry, Noah and Muhammad.

It's no surprise that Olivia and Oliver have been near the top, as there were crowned the most-used names of 2020.

Finishing up the top ten girls name for March were Mia, Isabella, Sophia, Emily and Ella.

Meanwhile for the boys it was Arthur, Oscar, Charlie, Henry and Leo.

The news comes as experts predicted the unusual names expected to make a comeback in years to come – including Clover and Goldie.

Other names making that list, which was put together by the experts at Nameberry, including Everest, Guinevere, Jenson, Jupiter, Makaio, Ocean, Orla and Renzo.

It's thought Goldie has made it back to the list as it "combines retro charm with a splash of glamor and luxe," while Clover is a an "alternative botanical name".

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