These were the top baby names in America last year, according to the US authorities.

We've compared them to the most popular baby names in England and Wales, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics. For girls, the popularity of the names Olivia, Emily, Ava and Mia is striking - and for boys, Jacob and James are top choices here and across the pond.

Top 10 girls’ names in America:

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Sophia
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava
  6. Mia
  7. Emily
  8. Abigail
  9. Madison
  10. Charlotte

Top 10 girls’ names in England and Wales:

  1. Amelia
  2. Olivia
  3. Emily
  4. Ava
  5. Isla
  6. Jessica
  7. Poppy
  8. Isabella
  9. Sophie
  10. Mia

Top 10 boys’names in America:

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Mason
  4. Jacob
  5. William
  6. Ethan
  7. Michael
  8. Alexander
  9. James
  10. Daniel

Top 10 boys’ names in England and Wales:

  1. Oliver
  2. Jack
  3. Harry
  4. Jacob
  5. Charlie
  6. Thomas
  7. Oscar
  8. William
  9. James
  10. George

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