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Baby names: Oliver knocked off top spot by Noah “诺亚” 取代 “奥利弗

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摘要:媒体英语Baby names: Oliver knocked off top spot by Noah 诺亚 取代 奥利弗 成为英国最受欢迎男孩名字Play audio file诺亚...

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Baby names: Oliver knocked off top spot by Noah “诺亚” 取代 “奥利弗” 成为英国最受欢迎男孩名字

诺亚( Noah )取代连续八年蝉联 “最受欢迎男孩名” 榜单冠军的奥利弗( Oliver ),登上榜首。英格兰和威尔士 2021 年的官方出生数据显示,奥莉维娅( Olivia )连续第六年荣登 “最受欢迎女孩名” 榜首。

More than 3,500 baby girls were given the name Olivia last year, cementing its place as the firm favourite since 2016.

去年,超过3500个女婴被取名叫奥莉维娅,巩固了自2016年以来奥利维娅最受欢迎的地位。

But after eight years at the top, Oliver fell to second place for baby boys with Noah taking the crown – being chosen more than 4,500 times in 2021.

然而,在连续八年蝉联 “最受欢迎男孩名” 榜首后,奥利弗跌至第二,诺亚则摘得桂冠。在2021年,有4500多个男婴被取名叫诺亚。

New entries to the top 100 include Lara and Beatrice for girls and Blake and Brody for boys. But other names have been described by the ONS as 'endangered'.

首次入围女孩名榜单前100名的有劳拉(Lara)、碧翠斯(Beatrice),首次入围男孩名榜单前100名的有布莱克(Blake)和布洛迪(Brody)。但与此同时,也有一些名字被英国国家统计局描述为 “面临消失的危险”。

There have been fewer than ten new Nigels and five Glendas each year since 2018.

自2018年以来,每年名叫奈杰尔(Nigel)的新增人数不到十,而格伦达(Glenda)则不到五。

词汇表

cementing 巩固
the favourite 最受欢迎的名字,最讨人喜欢的名字
fell to 跌至
taking the crown 夺冠,取得第一名
endangered 面临消失的危险

阅读理解:请在读完上文后,回答下列问题。

1. True or false? Oliver became the second most popular boy's name last year.

2. What was the most popular baby girl's name in 2021?

3. How many times was Noah chosen?

4. What were some of the new entries to the top 100?

答案

1. True or false? Oliver became the second most popular boy's name last year.
True. After eight years at the top, Oliver was replaced by Noah and fell to the second place.

2. What was the most popular baby girl's name in 2021?
Olivia was the most popular baby girl's name.

3. How many times was Noah chosen?
Noah was chosen 4,500 times in 2021.

4. What were some of the new entries to the top 100?
New entries to the top 100 include Lara and Beatrice for girls and Blake and Brody for boys.

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