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Top 100 baby names, meanings and origins in the UK (2006)

1.
Jack
Gender:Male
Origin:English
 
 
Pet form of John, meaning "God is gracious".
2.
Thomas
Gender:Male
Origin:Biblical
 
 
"Twin". Biblical name of one of the twelve apostles of the New Testament in which he is referred to as "Thomas, called Didymus (the Greek word for "twin")".
3.
Joshua
Gender:Male
Origin:Biblical
 
 
Biblical name of one of the twelve spies of Moses, meaning "God issalvation".
4.
Oliver
Gender:Male
Origin:English
 
 
English form of French Olivier, probably meaning "elf army".
5.
Harry
Gender:Male
Origin:English
 
 
Medieval English form of Henri, meaning "home-ruler".

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