Sophie and Jack most popular names in Scotland - again
Jack and Sophie are the most popular baby names in Scotland for the fourth year in a row.
Lewis is second favourite for baby boys while Lily climbs seven places on the list for girls, according to the Registrar General for Scotland.
Between them, Jack and Lewis have been the top two boys’ names for the past 13 years.
The table shows James and Logan staying in third and fourth places, with Ethan climbing six places to fifth.
There were 612 girls called Sophie, making it the most popular name for the seventh year in a row. Lily is second, Ava third and Olivia fell two places to fourth, while Emily dropped one place to fifth.
George MacKenzie, Registrar General for Scotland, said: “The list of favourite baby names provides a fascinating insight into Scotland’s people. We registered the births of nearly 28,000 boys and over 26,000 girls in the period to late November 2011.
“Parents chose more than 7,000 different names for their children and over 4,000 of these were unique.”
The names Awesome, Boo-Tiger and Maverick are among the more unique boy names registered while unusual names for girls are Marvelous, Rogue and Tea.
Baby boys called Jesuslovesme and Preacher also feature on the list released by National Records of Scotland.
Big climbers on this year’s charts are Riley, Mason and Ruaridh for boys and Sophia and Kara for girls.
New entrants to the top 10 for boys are Ethan, Alexander and Harry, while Jessica joined the girls’ top 10.
Ross, Alex and Craig fall down the list, while Lucie, Nieve and Courtney are less popular than last year.
Top 10 boys’ names
Top 10 girls’ names
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