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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 2003. 

The tables below give information on the top 20 boys' and girls' birth names in 2003.

Boys

 

 

Change in Ranking

 

Girls

 

 

Change in Ranking

Rank

Name

Count

2002-03

 

Rank

Name

Count

2002-03

1

Lewis

760

+1

 

1

Emma

632

+2

2

Jack

708

-1

 

2

Ellie

515

+4

3

Cameron

589

-

 

3

Amy

464

+1

4

James

453

+1

 

4

Sophie

456

-2

5

Kyle

442

+6

 

5

Chloe

417

-4

6

Ryan

427

-2

 

6

Erin

386

-1

7

Ben

396

+6

 

7

Rachel

338

-

8

Callum

390

+2

 

8

Lucy

336

+6

9

Matthew

386

-1

 

9

Lauren

330

-1

10=

Jamie

385

-4

 

10

Katie

326

+6

10=

Adam

385

+5

 

11

Emily

325

+1

12

Connor

380

+2

 

12

Hannah

324

-2

13

Daniel

373

+4

 

13

Rebecca

314

-2

14

Liam

361

-7

 

14

Megan

308

-5

15

Ross

348

-6

 

15

Caitlin

275

-2

16

Dylan

334

-4

 

16

Abbie

274

+3

17

Andrew

317

-1

 

17

Holly

263

-2

18

Nathan

289

+2

 

18

Aimee

241

+11

19

Aidan

287

+3

 

19

Niamh

205

+2

20

Kieran

286

-2

 

20

Olivia

203

+14

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Table 1

Top 100 boys' names: Scotland, 2003, together with changes since 2002
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 2

Top 100 girls' names: Scotland, 2003, together with changes since 2002
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 3

Top 100 boys' and girls' names, Scotland, 2003: listed alphabetically
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 4

Top 10 forenames given, by Scottish council area, 2003
(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 2003 contained in these tables is provisional. It is based on births registered up to mid-December 2003. The information for 2002 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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