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Top 20 Boys' and Girls' Names 2005 and Detailed Tables

Top 20 Boys' and Girls' Names 2005 and Detailed Tables

This section presents information on the most popular names given to babies in Scotland during 2005. 

The tables below give information on the top 20 boys' and girls' birth names in 2005.

Boys

 

 

Change in Ranking

 

Girls

 

 

Change in Ranking

Rank

Name

Count

2004-05

 

Rank

Name

Count

2004-05

1

Lewis

661

-

 

1

Sophie

587

+1

2

Jack

584

-

 

2

Emma

523

-1

3

Callum

489

+7

 

3

Ellie

437

-

4

James

459

-

 

4

Amy

435

-

5

Ryan

458

-

 

5

Erin

402

+2

6

Cameron

448

-3

 

6

Lucy

398

+2

7

Kyle

424

2

 

7

Katie

395

-1

8

Jamie

414

-2

 

8

Chloe

362

-3

9

Daniel

406

+2

 

9

Rebecca

361

+2

10

Matthew

400

+2

 

10

Emily

358

-2

11

Ben

366

-4

 

11

Hannah

317

-1

12

Liam

361

-4

 

12

Olivia

271

+4

13

Adam

352

+1

 

13

Rachel

266

-1

14

Dylan

349

+2

 

14

Leah

260

+6

15

Connor

314

-2

 

15

Megan

246

-

16

Andrew

309

-1

 

16=

Aimee

231

+1

17

Alexander

293

+8

 

16=

Holly

231

+3

18

Aidan

288

-1

 

18

Abbie

229

-5

19

Thomas

287

+2

 

19

Jessica

228

+4

20

Aiden

285

+9

 

20

Lauren

227

-6

Detailed Tables

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Table 1

Top 100 boys' and girls' names, Scotland, 2005, showing changes since 2004
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Table 2

Top 100 boys' and girls' names, Scotland, 2005, showing changes since 2004 (Alphabetical)
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Table 3

Top 10 forenames given, by Scottish council area, 2005
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Table 4

Full list of first forenames given, Scotland, 2005
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Extracted from 'Scotland's Population 2004 - The Registrar General's Annual Review of Demographic Trends':

Table 2.1

Top ten most popular names registered in Scotland in 1855, 1900, 1950, 1975 and 2004
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