Jack and Sophie most popular baby names in Scotland

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Jack Black and Sophie Raworth
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Famous Jacks include Jack Black, with Sophie Raworth among the famous Sophies

Jack and Sophie have remained the most popular baby names in Scotland for the third year in a row.

Other favourites for babies born in 2010 included Lewis for boys and Olivia for girls.

The details, released by the Registrar General for Scotland, also showed Oliver and Jamie as new entrants in the top 10 for boys, along with Isla and Lily for girls.

Big climbers in the top 100 included Noah, Riley, Lacey and Lilly.

Lewis remained in the number two position for boys for the third year in a row. Jack and Lewis have dominated the top two positions for boys' names for the past 12 years.

James and Logan stayed in the third and forth positions respectively, with Daniel climbing one place to fifth.

For the sixth year, Sophie has remained the most popular girl's name in Scotland, with Olivia climbing one place to second.

Ava fell one place to third, while Emily stayed at fourth for a second year and Isla climbed six places to fifth.

Other names to feature in the top 100 were Nieve, which climbed 55 places to 95th and Ollie which jumped 90 places to 85th.

The top 50 boys names accounted for 46% of all those registered, while the figure stood at 42% for girls.

Duncan Macniven, Registrar General for Scotland, said about 27,800 boys and 27,000 girls were registered in 2010.

He said: "More than 7,000 different names were chosen this year and around 1,900 boys and 2,700 girls were given unique (for 2010) names.

"Jack remains the most popular name for boys for the third year in a row. Oliver and Jamie are new entrants to the top 10 and Ethan and Harry join the top 20. Noah, Riley, Cole, Jacob and Fraser are new entrants in the top 50 this year."

Kenzie, Gregor and Hamish are among the boys' names to have dropped down the list.

Mr Macniven added: "For girls, Sophie is top for a sixth year and Olivia climbs one place to second place. Isla, Lily and Ellie join the top 10 and Mia and Freya are new entrants in the top 20. Maisie, Sophia, Poppy and Layla are new entrants in the top 50.

"Morgan, Madison, Kirsty and Miley were among those less popular than last year."

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