The Most Popular Double Barrel Baby Names for Girls and Boys in the UK

The Editors
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Photo credit: Jamie Garbutt - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jamie Garbutt - Getty Images

It's a tough decision, working out what you're going to name your baby. Being such a permanent choice, sometimes one name just doesn't feel enough. While some parents will opt for multiple middle names to squeeze in all the ones they like (a la the royal family), others prefer to go for the double barrel option.

If you're considering choosing two monikers and joining them together, going two-for-the-price-of-one for your new arrival, we thought we'd give you a helping hand by picking out some of the UK's most popular double barrel names. After digging through the Office of National Statistics' (ONS) most recent baby name data, from births in the year 2019, we've compiled a list of the most common double barrel girls' names and double barrel boys' names in England and Wales.

What we found was something of a theme; one name in particular for girls, and another for boys, seemed to crop up as the perfect second half to most of the favoured double barrel names. 'Rose' for girls and 'James' for boys crop up time and time again on the list, and they both have something in common: being one syllable.

It seems parents are generally in agreement that one syllable names make the ideal accompaniment for a double barrel baby name, and there are a few others that feature regularly on the list that aren't Rose or James, just in case you're after some slightly more unique inspiration. Check out the lists, in order of popularity, here:

Most popular double barrel girl names:

  1. Amelia-Rose

  2. Isla-Rose

  3. Ella-Rose

  4. Ivy-Rose

  5. Ava-Rose

  6. Bella-Rose

  7. Ava-Mae

  8. Lily-Rose

  9. Lily-Mae

  10. Olivia-Rose

  11. Gracie-Mae

  12. Harper-Rose

  13. Ella-Mae

  14. Isla-Mae

  15. Ellie-Mae

  16. Elsie-Mae

  17. Mia-Rose

  18. Ava-Grace

  19. Evie-Rose

  20. Ruby-Rose

  21. Lilly-Rose

  22. Lilly-Mae

  23. Sienna-Rose

  24. Isabella-Rose

  25. Ivy-Mae

  26. Evie-Mae

  27. Layla-Rose

  28. Isla-Grace

  29. Lily-May

  30. Willow-Rose

Most popular double barrel boy names:

  1. Tommy-Lee

  2. Alfie-James

  3. Noah-James

  4. Riley-James

  5. Teddy-James

  6. Jaxon-James

  7. Jesse-James

  8. Theo-James

  9. Abdul-Hadi

  10. Jayden-Lee

  11. Abdur-Rahman

  12. Hunter-Lee

  13. Oliver-James

  14. Abu-Bakr

  15. Harley-James

  16. Alfie-Jay

  17. Harley-Jay

  18. Jayden-James

  19. Alfie-Lee

  20. Archie-James

  21. Arlo-James

  22. Arthur-James

  23. Billy-Joe

  24. Hunter-James

  25. Logan-James

  26. Carter-James

  27. Harvey-James

  28. Harvey-Lee

  29. Ronnie-Lee

  30. Tommy-Jay

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