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Lewis and Sophie top baby names
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Lewis beat Jack to be the top name for boys
The most popular baby names in Scotland this year have been revealed.

Lewis has returned to the top spot for boys, pushing last year's winner, Jack, into second place, the Registrar General for Scotland said.

For girls, Sophie is the most popular name for the third year in a row with Emma remaining in second place. Third is Lucy and fourth is Katie.

Meanwhile, the biggest climbers in the 2007 baby name charts were Jayden for boys and Summer for girls.

TOP TEN BOYS' NAMES
Lewis
Jack
Ryan
James
Callum
Cameron
Daniel
Liam
Jamie
Kyle

Ryan and James both climb one place to third and fourth for boys respectively whilst Callum falls two places to fifth.

Nearly 6,500 different names were chosen this year and about 1,700 boys and 2,400 girls were given unique names.

Duncan Macniven, Registrar General for Scotland, said: "As always, the list of Scotland's favourite baby names is very interesting.

"Around 27,600 boys and 26,200 girls names have been registered.

"Finlay and Aiden are the two new entrants to the top 20."

TOP TEN GIRLS' NAMES
Sophie
Emma
Lucy
Katie
Erin
Ellie
Amy
Emily
Chloe
Olivia

He said lower down the top 100, there had been large jumps for Lucas, Evan, Alfie and George.

The names Scott, Sean, Robert and Robbie all saw a drop in popularity.

Mr Macniven said: "There are no new entrants to the top 10 but five new to the top 20 - Ava, Isla, Brooke, Niamh and Eilidh.

"Names making significant advances in the top 100 include Amelia, Sophia, Casey, Charley and Rhianna.

"Notable reductions in popularity included Rachel, Leah, Amber and Laura."



SEE ALSO
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