These are the most popular names for babies born in November

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Photo credit: Tatyana Tomsickova Photography - Getty Images

Although November signals the start of winter in the UK, darker days and colder weather, it's also synonymous with bonfires, crunching leaves, dark afternoons and early morning frost on the ground. Let's not forget the twinkling Christmas lights that are soon to start appearing too! If November is also the month you're expecting your baby, you may be hunting around for suitable baby name options for your winter newborn.

If you're a bit stuck in the baby name stakes, it could be useful to source your inspiration from the boy's names and girl's names that have proven most popular for babies born in the month of November recently. Every year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) collates data about all the names given to babies born in England and Wales. Here, we list the top names for baby boys and baby girls born in November 2020.

And if popularity is less your jam, preferring a name themed to your baby's birth month instead, then scroll down for some November-inspired baby names.

Top November baby names for boys:

  1. Oliver

  2. Muhammad

  3. George

  4. Noah

  5. Arthur

  6. Archie

  7. Harry

  8. Leo

  9. Oscar

  10. Finley

Top November baby names for girls:

  1. Olivia

  2. Amelia

  3. Ava

  4. Isla

  5. Poppy

  6. Mia

  7. Sophia

  8. Ivy

  9. Isabella

  10. Willow

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Photo credit: katrinaelena - Getty Images

November-themed baby names:

  • Topaz (November's birthstone)

  • Nova (needs no explanation)

  • Kirsi (means 'frost' in Finnish)

  • Aidan (Gaelic for 'fire')

  • Archer (the symbol of one of the month's star signs, Sagittarius)

  • Eleven (inspired by Stranger Things, and the number of the month)

  • Blaze (on the bonfire theme)

  • Winter (needs no explanation)

  • Gaia (The ancient mythological earth-goddess who sent scorpius, like the star sign)

  • Benedict (meaning 'blessed', in relation to Thanksgiving)

  • Guy (as in Guy Fawkes)

  • Chrysanthemum (the birth flower associated with November)

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