Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Scotland babies' first names popularity - 2010

The GROS is out with the league table of most popular first names registered in Scotland in 2010.

For the sixth year, Sophie is the most popular girls’ name for new babies. Olivia climbs to second changing places with Ava.

For boys the order remains as last year, Jack in top place, Lewis second and James third. Between them, Jack and Lewis have been the top two boys’ names for the past twelve consecutive years.

For Beatles fans, John is 49th, falling 6 places, George ties for 100th, Paul and Ringo are also rans. 

The top 50 boys’ names accounted for 46 per cent of all boys’ names registered and the top 50 girls' names accounted for 42 per cent of the registrations.

The most rapidly rising names are Alicia for girls, and Olie for boys.

Around 3,000 different boys’ names and 4,000 different girls’ names were registered.

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