NATIONAL Records of Scotland (NRS) have revealed the list of 2018’s top baby names, with Jack and Olivia once again coming out on top.
Olivia was the top girls’ name for a third consecutive year while Jack has been the most popular boys’ name for eleven years running.
Emily remained the second most popular name for girls, with Grace (up five places at eighth) the only new entrant to the girls’ top ten at the expense of Charlotte.
The joint second most popular names for boys were Oliver (second in 2017) and James (up from third).
Rory (which rose eight places to ninth) was the only entrant to the boys’ Top Ten, while Harry (down two places to twelfth) dropped out of it.
There were resurgences in popularity for Eilidh and Mia, which both entered the girls’ top twenty, with Max and Finn doing the same for boys.
The biggest climbers within the Top Fifties were:
- Georgia (up thirteen places to 24th);
- Rosie (up thirteen places to 27th);
- Jaxon (up ten places to joint 33rd).
Particularly fast-rising entrants to the Top Fifties were:
- Mila (up sixteen places to 36th);
- Ivy (up twenty places to joint 38th);
- Hunter (up 38 places to 30th);
- Arthur (up 43 places to 46th);
- Luca (up 55 places to joint 47th);
- Robert (up 17 places to 50th).
NRS registered the births of 23,253 girls and 24,532 boys in the period covered by these figures.
Parents chose 4,130 different first forenames for girls and 3,322 different first forenames for boys.
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