These are the most popular names for babies born in October

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Picking a baby name, let's be honest, can be a tad daunting – considering how permanent it is. So you want to make sure you get it right, and one way of doing that is by inspiration from wherever you can. One such inspiration could be the time of year your baby is born, so if you're due to give birth in October, what could be more useful than finding out the top 10 most popular baby names for the month of October?

Every year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) collates data about all the names given to babies born in England and Wales. The following are the top names for baby boys and baby girls born in October 2020 (sourced from the most recent data available):

Top October baby names for boys:

  1. Noah

  2. Arthur

  3. George

  4. Muhammad

  5. Oliver

  6. Oscar

  7. Harry

  8. Leo

  9. Jack

  10. Henry

Top October baby names for girls:

  1. Olivia

  2. Amelia

  3. Isla

  4. Ava

  5. Mia

  6. Lily

  7. Rosie

  8. Florence

  9. Emily

  10. Willow

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Photo credit: DEV IMAGES - Getty Images

Crunchy leaves, the return of coats and scarves, pumpkin spiced lattes; what could be better than rolling up all these warm and cosies into your child's name? If you want to theme your baby name choice to the month of its birth, how about some of these names for October babies?

  • Octavia (needs no explanation)

  • Ottavia (an Italian version)

  • Octavius (a male version)

  • Opal (October's birthstone)

  • Autumn (it is technically the start of autumn, right?)

  • Marigold (October's birth flower)

  • Libby (inspired by the month's main star sign, Libra)

  • Amber (the colour of autumn)

  • Hazel (another autumnal colour)

  • Saffron (a spice that's a rich orange in colour)

  • Decimus (meaning 'tenth', and October is the tenth month)

  • Aster (a flower in season during October)

  • Bruna (an Italian name meaning 'brown', like the turning leaves)

  • Bruno (the male equivalent)

  • Leaf (a Scandi version of 'Leif' meaning 'heir' but which conjures up wonderful autumn-inspired imagery)

Although it might not be an easy decision, we're sure that whatever name you choose for your October baby it'll be absolutely perfect. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!

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