The most popular baby names in North Devon and Torridge last year have been revealed.

In North Devon, the most popular names were Jack and Oscar for boys and Isla for girls, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

And in Torridge, Charlie and William were most popular for boys, and Ella and Olivia for girls.

Last year 1,458 babies were born across the two districts: 901 in North Devon and 557 in Torridge.

In North Devon, there were 300 boys and 257 girls, and in Torridge 480 boys and 421 girls.

Parents didn’t follow the national baby-naming trend for boys, with Oliver failing to make the top spot in either area.

But Olivia, the nation’s favourite name for girls, topped the charts for Torridge parents last year.

The second most popular name for baby boys in Torridge was Oscar.

George, Leo and Oliver all tied as the second most popular names for baby boys in North Devon.

Amelia took second place for baby girls, and the third most popular names were Florence, Jessica and Olivia.

Nick Stripe, of the ONS, said: “Although Oliver and Olivia remained the most popular baby names in 2017, some fascinating changes took place beneath them.

“Leo entered the boys’ top 10 for the first time, whilst Hunter rocketed into the top 100, also for the first time, reaching number 78.

“Sarah, the most popular name for baby girls throughout much of the 1970s and 1980s, dropped out of the top 100 for the first time since our records began in 1904. Brand new entries into the top 100 for girls include the names Aurora and Hallie.”

In England and Wales, royal references continue with Harry and George remaining the second and third most popular names respectively since 2016.

Amelia was the second most popular name for girls, with Isla moving up to third place.

Nearly 700,000 babies were born last year in England and Wales and over 63,000 unique baby names were registered.

New entries into the top 100 most popular boys’ names included Hunter and Ralph, Hunter for the first time and Ralph for the first time since 1944.

There were six new names in the 100 most popular girls’ names - Aurora, Orla, Edith, Bonnie, Lyla and Hallie.