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Popular Forenames – Babies' First Names 2008

Popular Forenames – Babies' First Names 2008

Birth Forenames in 2008

The table below gives information on the top 20 boys' and girls' birth names in 2008.

 

 Boys

Change in Ranking

 

 

 Girls

Change in Ranking

Rank

Name

Count

2007-2008

 

Rank

Name

Count

2007-2008

1

Jack

692

1

 

1

Sophie

632

No change

2

Lewis

611

-1

 

2

Emily

433

5

3

Daniel

475

4

 

3

Olivia

421

7

4

Liam

448

4

 

4

Chloe

404

5

5=

James

444

-1

 

5

Emma

401

-3

5=

Ryan

444

-2

 

6

Lucy

391

-3

7

Callum

368

-2

 

7

Ava

383

7

8

Logan

359

3

 

8

Katie

360

-4

9

Matthew

349

No change

 

9

Erin

355

-3

10

Cameron

332

-4

 

10

Hannah

344

1

11

Alexander

327

4

 

11

Ellie

330

-6

12=

Aiden

311

5

 

12

Jessica

321

No change

12=

Dylan

311

8

 

13

Amy

309

-5

14

Aaron

300

7

 

14

Isla

305

2

15

Ben

297

3

 

15

Grace

289

-2

16

Kyle

296

-3

 

16

Eva

272

2

17

Jamie

291

-7

 

17

Rebecca

251

-2

18

Finlay

288

-6

 

18

Leah

250

16

19

Adam

267

-5

 

19

Freya

212

11

20

Andrew

266

-4

 

20

Holly

210

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The following more detailed information may be downloaded from the List of Detailed Tables page on our website

1. the top 100 boys' and girls' birth names in 2008, together with changes since 2007:

a)     in order of popularity; and
b)     in alphabetic order;

2. a set of tables giving the top ten boys' and girls' names for each of the 32 Scottish local authority areas;

3. a full list of all first names registered in Scotland in 2008.

All statistical publications