These are the most popular names for babies born in September

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September is a month of renewal and starting afresh. It signals the end of summer (sob) and the start of a new school year (that feeling never leaves you no matter how old you get, right?). So, having a baby born in September can feel like apt timing.

Along with having a baby comes a big decision: What are you going to name it? For some parents-to-be, it can help taking inspiration from some of the most popular names out there. So what could be more useful than finding out the top 10 most popular baby names for the month of September?

Pretty much 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 September 2019 (the most recent available data - it seems the 2020 list may have been put on hold, likely due to the pandemic...):

Top September baby names for boys:

  1. Oliver

  2. George

  3. Arthur

  4. Charlie

  5. Noah

  6. Leo

  7. Oscar

  8. Muhammad

  9. Jack

  10. Harry

Top September baby names for girls:

  1. Olivia

  2. Amelia

  3. Ava

  4. Isla

  5. Mia

  6. Isabella

  7. Sophia

  8. Grace

  9. Rosie

  10. Ella

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Photo credit: PeopleImages - Getty Images

Alternatively, if you were hoping for something a little more themed to your baby's month of birth, how about some of these names for September babies?

  • September (well, duh?)

  • Sapphire (September's birthstone)

  • Indigo (representing the dark blue of a sapphire)

  • Aster (September's birth flower)

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

  • Virgo (the month's main star sign)

  • Libra (the month's other star sign)

  • Amber (the colour of autumn)

  • Hazel (another autumnal colour)

  • Iris (a flower in season during September)

  • Delphie (short for delphinium, another flower in season during September)

  • Equinox (the autumn equinox takes place in late September)

  • Knox (short for Equinox)

  • Medini (a Welsh name meaning 'born in September')

  • Rose (also a flower in season during the month)

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