THE most popular names for Swindon baby names are Olivia and Oliver.

New figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that 22 newborns received the name Olivia last year - even more than the 18 in 2017.

Meanwhile, 25 Olivers were born in 2018, four fewer than the year before.

Both names are just as popular across the south west, with 491 Olivers and 431 Olivias born around the region last year, and in England and Wales overall.

Amelia, Isla and Florence and Ava rounded out the top five girls' names in the south west, while Harry, George, Arthur and Jack were in the top five boys' names.

Nick Stripe from the ONS said: "Oliver and Olivia remained the most popular baby names in 2018, although there are the first signs that Oliver's six-year reign as the number one name for boys is under threat.

"Arthur surged into the top 10 boys' names for the first time since the 1920s, and Ada jumped into the girls' top 100 for the first time in a century too, both perhaps inspired by characters in the BBC TV drama Peaky Blinders."

The ONS data showed Grayson, Rowan and Tobias entered the top 100 names for boys for the first time in 2018.

Ada, Delilah, Ayla, Zoe, Margot and Felicity entered the top 100 names.