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Regional variations

Regional variations

Jack is the top boys' name in 16 of the 32 council areas, with Lewis being top in 11 of the areas (Table 4).

Chloe was the top girls' name in 9 council areas, whilst Sophie was top in 6 and Amy was top in 4. There was a lot of variation in favourite girls' names across the areas of Scotland.

England and Wales

An analysis by the Office for National Statistics covering England and Wales has shown that Jack and Chloe are again the most popular names in 2002. In Wales, the most popular boys' name is Joshua, which in Scotland is in 23rd place. Further details can be found on the National Statistics website.

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