Scotland: the most popular names in 2006

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Find out which names are top of the chart in the most recent report by The General Register Office for Scotland, based on the number of registrations of birth…

Trends in names for girls

Sophie continues its reign of the top 100 and Emma stays in second position. Climbers in the top 20 are Erin, Katie, Olivia, Gracie, Isla and Sarah.  Others moving up in the top 50 are Ava, Lily, Jessica and Iona.  In the top 100 the upwardly mobile names are Zara, Evie, Georgia, Poppy, Hayley, Mya, Jasmine, Isabella, Kelsey, Caitlyn and Alexandra. Moving down the chart were Eve, Shannon, Beth, Bethany, Kirsty, Kaitlyn, Alisha and Demi. The names dropping out of the top 100 were: Amelia, Elise, Elle, Natalie, Alex, Alice, Rachael, Ciara and Carla.

Trends in names for boys

Jack, coming in at number one, moves Lewis to second place, while Callum holds onto its third rank in the name table. The top ten names remain the same but in the top twenty there are two newcomers: Aaron and Logan.  The top 50 sees new entrants with Robbie, Harry, Reece and Oliver. Others that are upwardly mobile in the top 100 are: Finlay, Charlie, Tyler, Arran, Lucas, Shaun and Archie.  Making it into the top 100 since 2005 are: Kenzie, Alfie, Brodie, Luca, Bailey, Patrick and Hamish. On their way down the chart are Euan, Christopher, Jake, Finn and Paul, while the names no longer in the top 100 are: Louis, Mackenzie, Joe, Connor, Jordan, Mohammed and Darren.

Top 100 names for Girls and Boys in 2006

Rank Girls Rank Boys
1 Sophie 1 Jack
2 Emma 2 Lewis
3 Erin 3 Callum
4 Katie 4 Ryan
5 Lucy 5 James
6 Chloe 6 Cameron
7 Ellie 7 Jamie
8 Amy 8 Daniel
9 Olivia 9 Matthew
10 Emily 10 Kyle
11 Hannah 11 Adam
12 Rebecca 12 Ben
13 Jessica 13 Aaron
14 Grace 14 Andrew
15 Megan 15 Logan
16 Leah 16 Connor
17 Rachel 17= Alexander
18 Aimee 17= Dylan
19= Abbie 17= Liam
19= Isla 17= Thomas
19= Sarah 21 Finlay
22 Holly 22 Joshua
23 Lauren 23 Nathan
24 Niamh 24 Aidan
25 Mia 25 Aiden
26 Anna 26 Ross
27 Caitlin 27 David
28 Ava 28 Scott
29 Eva 29 Luke
30 Keira 30 Calum
31 Molly 31 Samuel
32= Brooke 32 Michael
32= Freya 33 John
34 Eilidh 34 Charlie
35 Charlotte 35 William
36 Morgan 36 Robbie
37 Nicole 37 Ethan
38 Skye 38 Sean
39 Abigail 39 Josh
40 Millie 40 Kieran
41 Zoe 41 Sam
42 Eve 42 Fraser
43 Paige 43= Euan
44= Cara 43= Robert
44= Ruby 45 Owen
46 Amber 46 Harry
47 Kayla 47= Joseph
48 Lily 47= Reece
49= Ella 49= Ewan
49= Iona 49= Oliver
51 Shannon 51 Rhys
52= Beth 52 Tyler
52= Taylor 53 Jay
54 Madison 54 Rory
55 Bethany 55 Christopher
56 Kayleigh 56= Jake
57 Kirsty 56= Max
58 Louise 58 Kai
59 Zara 59= Arran
60 Daisy 59= Benjamin
61 Jenna 61 Craig
62 Neve 62 Declan
63 Melissa 63 Leo
64 Jennifer 64 Lucas
65= Evie 65 Brandon
65= Laura 66 Mark
67 Elizabeth 67 Harris
68 Heather 68 Angus
69 Robyn 69 Shaun
70 Courtney 70= Archie
71= Abby 70= Taylor
71= Carly 72= Blair
71= Georgia 72= Cole
74 Poppy 72= Lee
75 Samantha 75 Evan
76 Orla 76 Ciaran
77 Hayley 77 Leon
78= Gemma 78 Noah
78= Kelsey 79 Gregor
78= Kiera 80 Murray
81= Hollie 81 Lennon
81= Kate 82 Kenzie
81= Mya 83= Alfie
84 Natasha 83= Jacob
85= Jasmine 83= Peter
85= Jodie 83= Steven
87= Caitlyn 87 Corey
87= Demi 88 Brodie
87= Isabella 89 Harvey
87= Kara 90 Luca
87= Rosie 91 Bailey
92 Alexandra 92 Finn
93= Alisha 93= Kian
93= Naomi 93= Patrick
95= Alana 93= Stuart
95= Charlie 96= George
97= Abi 96= Hamish
97= Cerys 96= Stephen
97= Lara 99 Charles
100= Alyssa 100= Jason
100= Imogen 100= Paul
100= Kaitlyn

Source: General Register Office for Scotland

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