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Top 20 boys' and girls' names and other tables

Top 20 boys' and girls' names and other tables

This section presents information on the most popular names given to babies in Scotland during 2001. 

The tables below give information on the top 20 boys' and girls' birth names in 2001.

Boys

 

 

Change in Ranking

 

Girls

 

 

Change in Ranking

Rank

Name

Count

2000-01

 

Rank

Name

Count

2000-01

1

Jack

781

-

 

1

Chloe

671

-

2

Lewis

716

-

 

2=

Amy

501

-

3

Cameron

574

+1

 

2=

Lauren

501

+1

4

Ryan

551

-1

 

4

Emma

480

-

5

James

473

-

 

5

Megan

477

+1

6

Callum

461

+4

 

6

Erin

459

+3

7

Andrew

443

-1

 

7

Hannah

421

+3

8

Dylan

430

+12

 

8

Rebecca

414

-3

9

Ross

403

+2

 

9

Sophie

404

+2

10

Jamie

393

-1

 

10

Caitlin

378

-3

11

Matthew

385

-4

 

11

Rachel

358

-3

12

Adam

383

+7

 

12

Emily

332

+1

13

Daniel

378

-

 

13=

Katie

323

+2

14

Liam

372

-7

 

13=

Lucy

323

-1

15

Scott

361

+1

 

15

Nicole

274

+1

16

Connor

346

-1

 

16

Shannon

264

-2

17

Kieran

338

-3

 

17

Ellie

239

+9

18

David

333

-

 

18

Sarah

234

-1

19

Jordan

306

-7

 

19

Morgan

226

+1

20

Kyle

295

-3

 

20

Abbie

217

+7

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Table 1

Top 100 boys' names, Scotland, 2001, together with changes since 2000
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Table 2

Top 100 girls' names, Scotland, 2001, together with changes since 2000
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 3

Top 100 boys' and girls' names, Scotland, 2001: listed alphabetically
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 4

Top ten forenames given, by Scottish council area, 2001
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Notes

  1. All births have, by law, to be registered, and the records sent in by local registrars to the National Records of Scotland. This allows the production of tables showing the most popular first forenames, not just for a section of the population or those announced in a particular newspaper, but for all new babies born in Scotland.
  2. All the information for 2001 contained in these tables is provisional. It is based on births registered up to early December 2001.
  3. The rankings were based on the first forename recorded on the birth register.
  4. Different spellings, e.g. Stephen, Steven, were counted separately.
  5. Accents were ignored.

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