Popular baby names in Scotland (UK), 2011

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Scotland’s General Register Office has just announced the top baby names in Scotland for 2011:

Girl Names

  1. Sophie
  2. Lily
  3. Ava
  4. Olivia
  5. Emily
  6. Lucy
  7. Isla
  8. Jessica
  9. Chloe
  10. Ellie

Boy Names

  1. Jack
  2. Lewis
  3. James
  4. Logan
  5. Ethan
  6. Daniel
  7. Ryan
  8. Alexander
  9. Harry
  10. Aaron

Fast-risers outside the top ten include Riley, Mason and Ruaridh for boys and Kara, Sophia and Lilly for girls.

As far as very Scottish names go, there were 192 babies named Eilidh, 15 named Mhairi and 9 named Murdo, but none named Alexina, Angusina, Murdina or Williamina.

One-of-a-kind names include Boo-Tiger (boy), Eniileri (girl), Jesuslovesme (boy), Holly-Madison (girl), Iowa (girl), Laedemi (boy), Legion (boy), Occeanna-Lake (girl), Process (boy), Texas (girl), Thora-Toshihime-Kyoko-Freya (girl) and Willieboy (boy).

To learn more, download the name/data tables at the page Babies’ First Names 2011.

Source: Revealed: Scotland’s most popular baby names

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