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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 2002. 

The table below gives information on the top 20 boys' and girls' birth names in 2002.

Boys

 

 

Change in Ranking

 

Girls

 

 

Change in Ranking

Rank

Name

Count

2001-02

 

Rank

Name

Count

2001-02

1

Jack

804

-

 

1

Cloe

557

-

2

Lewis

739

-

 

2

Sophie

497

+7

3

Cameron

571

-

 

3

Emma

474

+1

4

Ryan

499

-

 

4

Amy

472

-2

5

James

482

-

 

5

Erin

412

+1

6

Jamie

400

+4

 

6

Ellie

403

+11

7

Liam

391

+4

 

7

Rachel

387

+4

8

Matthew

386

+5

 

8

Lauren

382

-6

9

Ross

381

-

 

9

Megan

377

-4

10

Callum

380

-4

 

10

Hannah

356

-3

11

Dylan

367

-3

 

11

Rebecca

352

-3

12

Kyle

361

+8

 

12

Emily

321

-

13

Ben

358

+9

 

13

Caitlin

311

-3

14

Connor

357

+4

 

14

Lucy

307

-1

15

Adam

350

-3

 

15

Holly

278

+4

16

Daniel

341

-2

 

16

Katie

265

-2

17

Andrew

338

-10

 

17

Nicole

242

-2

18

Scott

306

-3

 

18

Sarah

239

-

19

Kieran

296

-3

 

19

Abbie

231

-

20

Nathan

293

+8

 

20

Morgan

208

+1

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Table 1

Top 100 boys' names, Scotland, 2002, together with changes since 2001
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 2

Top 100 girls' names, Scotland, 2002, together with changes since 2001
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 3

Top 100 boys' and girls' names, Scotland, 2002: listed alphabetically
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 4

Top ten forenames given, by Scottish council area, 2002
(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 2002 contained in these tables is provisional. It is based on births registered up to mid-December 2002. The information for 2001 contained in this paper is for the full year, and therefore varies from that contained in last year's paper.
  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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