James and Sophie top the list of baby names

The most popular baby names for the last year have been revealed. Pic:  PA Photo/ Generic

The most popular baby names for the last year have been revealed. Pic: PA Photo/ Generic

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James and Sophie were the most popular names for babies born in the last year in Edinburgh, it has emerged.

The city chose differently from the rest of Scotland, with Jack and Emily the country’s most popular baby names in 2014, according to the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Jack was the top name for boys for a seventh consecutive year, followed by James then Lewis. In Edinburgh, the second most popular boys name was Daniel, while for girls it was Emily.

Other top girls’ names were Isla, Jessica, Ava, Amelia, Lucy, Lily, Ella and Sophia.

Harry and Millie both dropped out of the top 10 rankings.

In Glasgow the top boys name was Muhammad - with Mohammed the 10th most popular boys name. The top girls name was Emily.

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: “It’s such a big decision choosing a name for a new baby and it’s always interesting to see the names proud parents all over Scotland have picked for their wee ones.

“There were 540 Jacks registered in Scotland in the first 11 months of this year and 539 babies called Emily.

“There were almost 27,000 boys and 26,000 girls registered in the first 11 months of 2014, but parents chose over 7,400 different first names for their children, and around 4,800 of these were unique.”