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Popular Forenames – Babies' First Names 2008

Popular Forenames – Babies' First Names 2008

Regional Variations

Jack was the top boys’ name in 18 council areas, whilst Lewis was top in 8 areas.

Sophie was the most popular girls’ name in 19 council areas, whilst Emily and Isla were both top in 4 areas.

The top ten forenames given, by Scottish council area, 2008 can be downloaded from our website. 

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