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Babies' First Names 2009

Babies' First Names 2009

Birth Forenames in 2009

The table below gives information on the top 20 boys' and girls' birth names in 2009.

Boys 

Change in Ranking

 

Girls 

Change in Ranking

Rank

Name

Count

2008-2009

 

Rank

Name

Count

2008-2009

1

Jack

645

no change

 

1

Sophie

678

no change

2

Lewis

606

no change

 

2

Olivia

443

1

3

James

438

2

 

3

Ava

442

4

4

Liam

415

no change

 

4

Emily

426

-2

5

Logan

413

3

 

5

Lucy

406

1

6

Daniel

410

-3

 

6

Chloe

400

-1

7

Aaron

376

7

 

7

Katie

360

1

8

Ryan

355

-2

 

8

Emma

343

-4

9

Cameron

352

1

 

9

Amy

332

4

10

Callum

338

-3

 

10

Erin

329

-1

11

Alexander

321

no change

 

11

Isla

325

2

12

Finlay

320

6

 

12

Ellie

312

-1

13

Jamie

315

4

 

13

Jessica

293

-1

14

Aiden

310

-1

 

14

Hannah

282

-4

15

Dylan

298

-3

 

15

Grace

262

no change

16

Lucas

296

19

 

16

Lily

261

7

17=

Kyle

289

-2

 

17

Eva

251

-1

17=

Matthew

289

-8

 

18

Brooke

242

2

19

Adam

274

no change

 

19

Leah

228

-2

20

Nathan

268

6

 

20

Mia

220

6

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

1. the top 100 boys' and girls' birth names in 2009, together with changes since 2008:
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 2009.

All statistical publications