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Jack and Emily are Scotland's top baby names

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Jack and Emily were the most popular first names for babies whose births were registered in Scotland in 2014.

National Records of Scotland (NRS) figures showed Jack was top for a seventh consecutive year, while Emily rose from third to replace Sophie.

James, Lewis and Oliver remained the second, third and fourth top boys' names, with Logan up one to fifth.

Olivia dropped from second to third among the girls, while Isla remained in fourth with Jessica up two to fifth.

The rest of the boys' top 10 was made up of Daniel (down one place to sixth), Noah (up six to seventh), Charlie (up one to eighth), Lucas (down one to ninth) and Alexander (down three to 10th).

Harry (down five to 15th) was the only name to drop out of the top 10.

Ava (which remained sixth), Amelia (up one to seventh), Lucy (down three to eighth), Lily (up two to ninth), Ella (down one to joint 10th) and Sophia (up three to joint 10th) made up the rest of the girls' top 10.

The only name dropping out was Millie (down five to 15th).

Big climbers in the 2014 baby name top 50 included:

  • Aaron (up 8 places to 17th)
  • Callum (up 12 to 21st)
  • Rory (up 15 to 27th)
  • Oscar (up 9 to joint 31st)
  • Samuel (up 8 to joint 38th)
  • Layla (up 9 to 25th)
  • Molly (up 10 to 35th)
  • Sofia (up 8 to 40th)

Around the country, James was top in four council areas while Noah took the top slot in Angus and Lewis came out on top in North Ayrshire.

For the second year in a row, Muhammad was the most popular boys' name in Glasgow.

Sophie was the top girls' name in 12 areas, Grace was top in Inverclyde and Ellie in Moray.

NRS registered the births of nearly 26,900 boys and more than 25,600 girls in the first 11 months of 2014.

Parents chose more than 7,400 different first first names, with almost 4,800 of these being unique.

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