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Jack and Sophie most popular Scots baby names

Jack and Sophie have continued to be the most popular names for male and female babies born in Scotland, according to the National Records of Scotland. Jack has topped the list for six consecutive years, and Sophie for nine.

The provisional data records the most popular forenames of around 26,700 boys and 25,200 girls whose births were registered between 1 January and 30 November 2013. Parents chose over 7,400 different forenames, around 4,800 of which were completely unique.

James became the second most popular boys’ name for the first time this century, overtaking Lewis – which had alternated first and second place with Jack between 1999 and 2012, and has now slipped to third place.

Ethan and Riley have slipped out of the boys’ top ten to be replaced with Lucas and Charlie.

Olivia climbed two places in the chart to become the second most popular girls’ name, taking over from Emily. Ella and Millie have joined the girls’ top ten, replacing Lily and Mia.

The full published statistics are available here.

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