20 December 2011

Scotland's top baby names for 2011

Jack and Sophie continue to reign in Scotland, that's for 2011 baby name registrations to late November from the General Register Office for Scotland.

Jack remains as the most popular name for baby boys; Lewis, James and Logan remain in second, third and fourth places respectively. Ethan is up 6 places to 5th.

For the seventh consecutive year Sophie is the most popular girls' name.  Lily climbs seven places to second place. Ava stays in third. Olivia is fourth while Emily and Lucy tie for fifth.

The top 50 names accounted for 45 per cent of the boys and 43% of the girls.

The full lists of all first names registered and analysis of trends may be downloaded as a pdf from http://goo.gl/rXluD. 

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