Scotland: the most popular names in 2006

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

RankGirlsRankBoys
1Sophie1Jack
2Emma2Lewis
3Erin3Callum
4Katie4Ryan
5Lucy5James
6Chloe6Cameron
7Ellie7Jamie
8Amy8Daniel
9Olivia9Matthew
10Emily10Kyle
11Hannah11Adam
12Rebecca12Ben
13Jessica13Aaron
14Grace14Andrew
15Megan15Logan
16Leah16Connor
17Rachel17=Alexander
18Aimee17=Dylan
19=Abbie17=Liam
19=Isla17=Thomas
19=Sarah21Finlay
22Holly22Joshua
23Lauren23Nathan
24Niamh24Aidan
25Mia25Aiden
26Anna26Ross
27Caitlin27David
28Ava28Scott
29Eva29Luke
30Keira30Calum
31Molly31Samuel
32=Brooke32Michael
32=Freya33John
34Eilidh34Charlie
35Charlotte35William
36Morgan36Robbie
37Nicole37Ethan
38Skye38Sean
39Abigail39Josh
40Millie40Kieran
41Zoe41Sam
42Eve42Fraser
43Paige43=Euan
44=Cara43=Robert
44=Ruby45Owen
46Amber46Harry
47Kayla47=Joseph
48Lily47=Reece
49=Ella49=Ewan
49=Iona49=Oliver
51Shannon51Rhys
52=Beth52Tyler
52=Taylor53Jay
54Madison54Rory
55Bethany55Christopher
56Kayleigh56=Jake
57Kirsty56=Max
58Louise58Kai
59Zara59=Arran
60Daisy59=Benjamin
61Jenna61Craig
62Neve62Declan
63Melissa63Leo
64Jennifer64Lucas
65=Evie65Brandon
65=Laura66Mark
67Elizabeth67Harris
68Heather68Angus
69Robyn69Shaun
70Courtney70=Archie
71=Abby70=Taylor
71=Carly72=Blair
71=Georgia72=Cole
74Poppy72=Lee
75Samantha75Evan
76Orla76Ciaran
77Hayley77Leon
78=Gemma78Noah
78=Kelsey79Gregor
78=Kiera80Murray
81=Hollie81Lennon
81=Kate82Kenzie
81=Mya83=Alfie
84Natasha83=Jacob
85=Jasmine83=Peter
85=Jodie83=Steven
87=Caitlyn87Corey
87=Demi88Brodie
87=Isabella89Harvey
87=Kara90Luca
87=Rosie91Bailey
92Alexandra92Finn
93=Alisha93=Kian
93=Naomi93=Patrick
95=Alana93=Stuart
95=Charlie96=George
97=Abi96=Hamish
97=Cerys96=Stephen
97=Lara99Charles
100=Alyssa100=Jason
100=Imogen100=Paul
100=Kaitlyn

Source: General Register Office for Scotland

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