Popular Baby Names on the Isle of Man in 2007

According to the Manx General Registry, there were 918 births on the Isle of Man last year (down from 931 in 2006). Here were the most popular baby names:

Boy Names Girl Names
1. Jack
2. Thomas
3. Charles & Charlie
4. Daniel
5. Matthew
6. Benjamin, Ben & Benedict
7. Harry & Harold
8. Alex & Alexander
9. William
10. Joseph
11. Oliver
12. Ryan
1. Sophie, Sofie & Sofia
2. Jessica
3. Lily & Lillie
4. Emily
5. Katie & Kate
6. Ruby
7. Ellie & Ellen
8. Grace
9. Hannah & Hanna
10. Abigail
11. Amy
12. Chloe

I find it odd that Benedict was lumped with Benjamin. They might sound similar and share the nickname “Ben,” but the two names have totally different origins: Benjamin is Hebrew for “son of the right hand” or “son of the south” while Benedict is Latin for “blessed.” Strange…

Source: Island’s favourite baby names for 2007

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