Traditional names popular for Highland and Island babies

The most popular baby names in the Highlands and Islands during 2014 have been revealed by the National Records of Scotland.
In the Western Isles, Calum was the most popular choice for boys while Beth and Eilidh were joint favourite for girls. A total of nine Calums were born in the islands, while there were three of each for Beth and Eilidh.
Andrew, Angus, Archie and James complete the top five for boys; but as names used only once or twice are not recorded, the top five for Western Isles girls is unknown.
Isla and Jack, meanwhile, topped the Highland poll, with 25 and 21 entries respectively. Oliver and James, a joint fourth place for Finlay and Oscar, and Harris complete the top five; completing the top girls’ names are Emily, joint-third Amelia and Ava, Sophie and Lucy.
The information was revealed by the National Records of Scotland, with Jack – the top boys’ name for a seventh consecutive year – and Emily being the most popular names across Scotland.

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