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Babies named Boris jump 55% according to figures published after EU referendum

Royalty, politicians and receptionists - there have been some surprising changes in baby names during 2016

Who inspired the baby names of 2016?(Image: Getty/Daily Mirror)

Since the European Union referendum in June the number of children being named Boris have increased by a massive 55%, according to recent figures.

UK parenting club, Bounty, has published its list of the most popular baby names of 2016 and have found that the MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip has been quite the popular figure with mums and dads.

Newborn babies named Boris increased by a whopping 55%, while the name Cameron has actually dropped by 33% since Prime Minister David Cameron stepped down earlier this year.

Uxbridge MP Boris Johnson(Image: Carl Court/Getty Images)

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The Bounty report also found Royal names were still hugely popular, including Charlotte which soared by 53% after the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton 's daughter, making it the 16 most popular baby name for girls in this country.

George is also the fifth most popular boys name of 2016.

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Lisa Penney from Bounty said: “Whilst there are some surprising results in our 2016 data, the trend we've seen over the last few years have continued.

“Royal names remain hugely popular, and we're seeing parents of baby boys increasingly take inspiration from the USA's most popular boys' names, with names such as Noah, Mason, Ethan, Jacob and Harrison.

“Whereas for girls, more old fashioned British names remain in vogue, with the popularity of names like Evelyn, Ivy, Violet, Eliza, Penelope and Nancy increasing.”

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Television and films also remain a massive inspiration for baby names, including Arlo which has risen by 144% on 2015 after the release of the Pixar animation The Good Dinosaur.

Reggie has also had a boost of 59%, probably because of Rastamouse star Reggie Yates although also possible because of actor Tom Hardy's portrayal of Reggie Kray in last year's film Legend.

Reggie Yates(Image: Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Universal Pictures)

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Ezra is also on the up by 77% possibly because of the singer George Ezra.

The Beckhams also made the list with Harper being one of the popular girls names, along with Luna after Luna Lovegood in the hugely popular Harry Potter series.

But the biggest surprise was in the name Paisley which rocketed by 202%.

This is most likely because of the on-screen receptionist in the Channel 4 show Tattoo Fixers.

Jorgie Porter charmed audiences on reality TV(Image: John Phillips/Getty Images)

Reality TV was another big factor with I'm a Celeb contestant Jorgie Porter charming viewers and causing a 347% increase in her name.

With 2016 being an Olympic year, our outstanding athletes were of course on the agenda.

Louis (Smith) rose 16%, Greg (Rutherford) 19% and Laura (Trott) 10% were just some of the noticeable athlete inspired names.

Laura Trott celebrating winning gold in Rio(Image: Daily Mirror)

Ms Penney added: “For baby girls born in 2016, we're expecting to see more parents unearth forgotten vintage names such as Rita, Audrey, Esther and Lucille.

“For boys, American naming trends are likely to continue with more babies being given moikers like Elijah, Albie, and Zachary – although perhaps not Donald.”

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