Posh English Names for Girls


What makes a Posh English Name?
What makes a Posh English Name?

In 2012 the top three most popular names for girls in England and Wales were, in order starting with the most popular: Amelia, Olivia, and Jessica. But the most Posh English Names in popularity that year fell further down the list. Amelia, for example, is actually a hybrid of the two names Emilia and Amalia, which are names more rare for a girl. Amalia doesn’t make the top 100 list for 2012. It would be an argument to say that the more rare a name, the more elegant and unique to have that name. 

Scarlet comes tops the list, a name associated with stardom and romantic scandal as it depicts the color red. Another color-based in the list of popular Posh English Names is Ruby, which gives one a state of mind of old money or tradition. Isabelle, Chloe, and Grace are equally popular in recent years and have overtones of royalty or upper-class privilege.
Posh English Names for girls tend to fall out of the top ten of most popular names, yet remain a constant tradition of parents wanting their girls to have the honor of being called Isla (top 10) or Ava, also among the top names.
Post your comments on what English names you think are posh.

2 thoughts on “Posh English Names for Girls

  1. My friend’s name is Bethan. Apparently this is a popular name but apparently not. Thanks for the help though! 🙂

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