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Scotland Baby Names 2018

Posted 24 March 2019

The National Records of Scotland  has released baby names data for 2018 for Scotland in United Kingdom. Data is available for all names.

Female Names

The top five girls’ names in 2018 in Scotland are unchanged from 2017, with Olivia topping the chart for the third year running. Emily is in second place, also for the third year running. Isla is in third place, with Sophie in fourth and Amelia in fifth. Ella climbs two places up to sixth, and Ava remains in seventh. The only new entry in the top ten is Grace, who climbs five places up to eighth. Aria moves up the chart for the ninth year in a row, climbing one place to ninth. The big faller in the top ten is Jessica, who drops four places to tenth. Charlotte drops out of the top ten, falling two places to eleventh.

New entries in the top 100 names include Cora (up 62 places to 67th), Ada (up 77 places to joint 72nd), Bonnie (up 67 places to joint 72nd), Amelie (up 45 places to 75th), Piper (up 41 places to 78th), Darcy (up 22 places to 81st), Aila (up 31 places to 84th), Kayla (up 26 places to joint 89th), Rowan (up 50 places to joint 89th), Lena (up 62 places to 91st) and Eden (up 40 places to 95th).

Names dropping out of the top 100 include Amy (down 30 places to joint 101st), Scarlett (down 34 places to joint 101st), Elizabeth (down 24 places to joint 104th), Mya (down 21 places to joint 104th), Harley (down 41 places to 109th), Sarah (down 28 places to 111th), Abbie (down 31 places to 116th), Megan (down 49 places 124th), Arya (down 28 places to 126th), Rachel (down 46 places 134th), Lacey (down 79 places to 140th) and Lillie (down 92 places to 167th). Elizabeth and Sarah drop out of the top 100 names for the first time in the period that records are available (1974-2018).

Male Names

Jack is the most popular boys’ name in Scotland for the tenth year running. Oliver remains in second place and James remains in third. Logan moves up one place to fourth, and Leo moves up from ninth to fifth. Lewis drops two places to sixth. Alexander and Harris are joint seventh, and Noah drops three places to ninth. The biggest climber and the only new entry in the top ten is Rory, who moves up seven places to tenth. Harry drops out of the top ten, falling one place to eleventh.

New entries in the top 100 names include Luca (up 54 places to 48th), Grayson (up 41 places to 80th), Callan (up 39 places to joint 82nd), Elijah (up 50 places to joint 82nd), Alex (up 19 places to 85th), Louis (up 23 places to 85th), Tommy (up 47 places to 89th), Lyle (up 37 places to 93rd), Frankie (up 45 places to joint 97th) and Gabriel (up 19 places to joint 97th).

Names dropping out of the top 100 names include Robbie (down 13 places to joint 101st), Sonny (down 19 places to 104th), Calvin (down 12 places to 106th), Kyle (down 39 places to 109th), Cody (down 15 places to 112th), Struan (down 16 places to 113th), Conor (down 25 places to 119th), Lachlan (down 32 places to joint 121st), Mohammed (down 27 places to joint 121st) and Ruairidh (down 24 places to joint 121st).

Visit the name popularity tables page to view the tables in full, and to view tables for other years.

Data UpdatesUnited KingdomAbbie, Ada, Aila, Alex, Alexander, Amelia, Amelie, Amy, Aria, Arya, Ava, Bonnie, Callan, Calvin, Charlotte, Cody, Conor, Cora, Darcy, Eden, Elijah, Elizabeth, Ella, Emily, Frankie, Gabriel, Grace, Grayson, Harley, Harris, Harry, Isla, Jack, James, Jessica, Kayla, Kyle, Lacey, Lachlan, Lena, Leo, Lewis, Lillie, Logan, Louis, Luca, Lyle, Megan, Mohammed, Mya, Noah, Oliver, Olivia, Piper, Rachel, Robbie, Rory, Rowan, Ruairidh, Sarah, Scarlett, Sonny, Sophie, Struan, Tommy

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