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30/09/2015 05:48 BST | Updated 30/09/2015 05:59 BST

Baby Name Ideas: Popular Baby Names In Scotland For 2014 See A New Choice In Girls Top Spot

A list of the most popular baby names in Scotland in 2014 have been released by National Records Scotland.

Jack was the most popular name for boys, having held the top spot since 2008.

Emily was the most popular girls' name in Scotland last year, taking the lead from Sophie, which has been the most popular name from 2005-2013.

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The data also noted a slight 1.3% increase in the Scottish birth rate.

In 2014, there were 7,428 names used for both genders according to the Scotsman.

The top 10 boys names in Scotland in 2014

For boys, the top four names were non-movers from the previous year's data.

Oliver, the most popular name for boys in England and Wales in 2014, was fourth on the list.

1. Jack

2. James

3. Lewis

4. Oliver

5. Logan

6. Daniel

7. Noah

8. Charlie

9. Lucas

10. Alexander

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The top 10 girls names in Scotland in 2014

The most popular girls' name in England and Wales - Amelia - came in 7th place in Scotland.

Names in the top 20 that grew in popularity included Grace and Anna (both rose five places), and Freya and Eilidh (both moved up four places).

1. Emily

2. Sophie

3. Olivia

4. Isla

5. Jessica

6. Ava

7. Amelia

8. Lucy

9. Lily

10. Ella and Sophia

Interestingly, the "hidden" girls names - those named to only one child - included Bliss, Fox, Godstreasure, Rock and Texas. For boys, they included August, Dave, Geo, Moor and Spartacus.

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