Jack And Emily Top Baby Names List

18 December 2014, 10:32

Jack and Emily were the most popular baby names in 2014, according to the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Jack was the top name for boys for a seventh consecutive year, followed by James then Lewis.

Also in the top 10 for boys were Oliver, Logan, Daniel, Noah, Charlie, Lucas and Alexander.

Sophie was the second most popular girls' name, after being top for the previous nine years, while Olivia dropped from second to third place.

Other top girls' names were Isla, Jessica, Ava, Amelia, Lucy, Lily, Ella and Sophia.

Harry and Millie both dropped out of the top 10 rankings.

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: "It's such a big decision choosing a name for a new baby and it's always interesting to see the names proud parents all over Scotland have picked for their wee ones.

"There were 540 Jacks registered in Scotland in the first 11 months of this year and 539 babies called Emily.

"There were almost 27,000 boys and 26,000 girls registered in the first 11 months of 2014, but parents chose over 7,400 different first names for their children, and around 4,800 of these were unique.''

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