Popular baby names on the Isle of Man, 2007

Flag of the Isle of Man
Flag of the Isle of Man

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…

Girl Names

  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

Boy 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

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.”

Source: Island’s favourite baby names for 2007

Image: Adapted from Flag of the Isle of Man (public domain)

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