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Top Baby Names in Scotland

Top Baby Names in Scotland

The top Babies First Names in 2020 were:

Jack and Isla

Babies' First Names is published in December and includes, for each sex, provisional lists of the Top 100 first forenames for Scotland as a whole, and the Top 10 names for each local authority area. In March, we add full lists, for each sex, of all the first forenames for Scotland as a whole, and by council area for names given to three or more babies in the area. 

Further statistics on names

Changes in top baby names since 1974: How the top names have changed
How often any particular baby name has appeared: Baby names trends in Scotland since 1974
Full lists of baby names for each year from 1974: Babies' First Names web pages
Top surnames: Most Common Surnames in Birth, Marriage and Death registers

Other Statistics

Births in Scotland
Leading causes of death in Scotland
All statistics that we produce

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