Thursday, 22 December 2016

Scotland baby names 2016

National Records of Scotland are out, months before other jurisdictions, with a list of the most popular first names for 2016 babies, albeit provisional.

Olivia takes the top girls spot, up from third last year, while Jack remains top boy's name.

James overtakes Oliver to take second place for boys. Olivia's top ranking pushes Emily and Sophie down one place each.

Rising stars are Harry for boy (6th place) and Charlotte for girls (10th place).

BoysChange in RankingGirlsChange in Ranking
RankNameNumber2015-2016RankNameNumber2015-2016
1Jack465no change1Olivia4922
2James40212Emily490-1
3Oliver368-13Sophie392-1
4Lewis301no change4Isla367no change
5Logan28835Ava3431
6Harry284106Amelia3231
7Noah28387Jessica294-2
8Leo28258Ella268no change
9Charlie280-39Lucy264no change
10Alexander279-510Charlotte25011
11=Jacob265no change11Aria23914
11=Lucas265-412=Ellie2362
13Harris258-412=Lily236-2
14Mason242no change14Freya234-1
15=Alfie241215Grace233-4

Find details for this and previous years here.

1 comment:

june macnab said...

Aren't there anymore Marys? Goodness, this is Scotland! I am very tired of olivia and sophie - very common now everywhere and what do they have to do with Scotland? - how about morag - Eileen and kathleen are lovely Irish names and there are some lovely celtic/gaelic names? Let's use a little imagination there folks! The boys are doing much better - james and william are a bit over-used maybe but very scottish. june macnab