Scotland's Baby Names: Jack And Sophie Remain Most Popular Choices For 2013

14/08/2014 16:56 | Updated 22 May 2015

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Jack and Sophie were the most popular Scottish baby names in 2013 for the sixth and ninth years in a row, respectively.

National Records of Scotland revealed there were 561 Jacks registered in Scotland in the first 11 months of this year, and 474 Sophies.

Of the 26,700 boys and 25,200 girls registered, parents chose more than 7,400 different first names. More detailed analysis showed that James became the second most popular boys' name for the first time this century, with Lewis dropping to third.

Oliver rose six places to fourth, and Daniel was up one at fifth. There were two new entrants to the boys' top ten: Lucas (up 12 places to eighth) and Charlie (up two places to tenth).

Logan (sixth), Alexander (seventh) and Harry (ninth) made up the rest of the boys' top 10.

Two names dropped out of the boys' top 10: Ethan (down five places to 12th) and Riley (down nine places to 13th), a sharp contrast to its jump into the top ten in 2012.

Harris, Jacob, Noah and Thomas moved into the boys' top 20, with Aaron, Adam, Liam, Ryan and Tyler dropping out.

The 'extra' drop out was because two names were joint 20th in 2012.

Olivia climbed two places to become the second most popular girls' name in this year's list, just nine behind Sophie in numbers.

Emily fell from second to third, and Isla rose from sixth to fourth.

There were two new entrants to the girls' top ten: Ella (up 16 places to eighth) and Millie (up one place to 10th).

Lucy, Ava and Jessica are fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively, Ava having fallen from third. Amelia remained ninth. Lily (down four places to 11th) and Mia (down seven to 17th) dropped out of the girls' top ten.

There were two new entrants to the girls' top 20 - Ella and Erin .Hannah and Holly dropped out.

A full list of names will be released in March.


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