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Top 20 Boys' and Girls' Names 2006 and Detailed Tables

Top 20 Boys' and Girls' Names 2006 and Detailed Tables

This section presents information on the most popular names given to babies in Scotland during 2006. 

The tables below give information on the top 20 boys' and girls' birth names in 2006.

Boys

 

 

Change in Ranking

 

Girls

 

 

Change in Ranking

Rank

Name

Count

2005-06

 

Rank

Name

Count

2005-06

1

Jack

618

+1

 

1

Sophie

602

-

2

Lewis

612

-1

 

2

Emma

452

-

3

Callum

502

-

 

3

Erin

443

+2

4

Ryan 

473

+1

 

4

Katie 

441

+3

5

James

442

-1

 

5

Lucy

431

+1

6

Cameron

400

-

 

6

Chloe

425

+2

7

Jamie

391

+1

 

7

Ellie

421

-4

8

Daniel

372

+1

 

8

Amy

396

-4

9

Matthew

367

+1

 

9

Olivia

337

+3

10

Kyle

346

-3

 

10

Emily

336

-

11

Adam 

318

+2

 

11

Hannah

300

-

12

Ben

317

-

 

12

Rebecca

298

-3

13

Aaron

315

+8

 

13

Jessica

271

+6

14

Andrew

306

+3

 

14

Grace

241

+14

15

Logan

304

+8

 

15

Megan

240

-

16

Connor

300

-1

 

16

Leah

227

-2

17 =

Alexander

294

-

 

17

Rachel

222

-4

17 =

Dylan

294

-3

 

18

Aimee

208

-2

17 =

Liam

294

-6

 

19=   

Abbie

207

-1

17 =

Thomas

294

+2

 

19=

Isla

207

+6

 

 

 

 

 

19=   

Sarah   

207

+3

Detailed Tables

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Table 1

Top 100 boys' and girls' names, Scotland, 2006, showing changes since 2005
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Table 2

Top 100 boys' and girls' names, Scotland, 2006, showing changes since 2005 (Alphabetical)
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Table 3

Top 10 forenames given, by Scottish council area, 2006
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Table 4

Full list of first forenames given, Scotland, 2006

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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