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Children's Names, Statistics, 18/12/14 [S]

Jack and Emily were the most popular first forenames for babies whose births were registered in 2014, National Records of Scotland (NRS) announced today. Jack was the top boys’ name for a seventh consecutive year, and Emily rose from third to replace Sophie as the most popular girls’ name.

James was the second most popular boys' name for the second year running, Lewis remained third and Oliver fourth. Logan (up one place to fifth), Daniel (down one place to sixth), Noah (up six places to seventh). Charlie (up one place to eighth), Lucas (down one place to ninth) and Alexander (down three places to tenth) make up the rest of the boys' Top Ten. Noah was the only new entrant to the boys' Top Ten; Harry (down five places to fifteenth) was the only name to drop out of it.

The fastest climbers within the boys’ Top Twenty were Noah, Max (up 6 places to 13th) and Adam (up 6 places to 14th). There were two new entrants to the boys’ Top Twenty: Aaron (up 8 places to 17th) and Cameron (up 4 places to 19th); Alfie and Riley dropped out.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Jack and Emily are Scotland’s top baby names