Retro baby names making a comeback in Scotland in 2019

While many of the baby names that were popular in the 1970s in Scotland have died out, some surprising ones have actually increased in popularity over the past five decades.

Friday, 16th August 2019, 3:54 pm
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These 15 boys’ names and three girls’ names shot up in popularity between 1974 and 2018. Here's a full list with their rankings for each year.

James went from number 5 in 1974 to number 2 in 2018.
Daniel went from number 51 in 1974 to number 22 in 2018.
Thomas went from number 24 in 1974 to number 14 in 2018.

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Zoe went from number 85 in 1974 to number 55 in 2018.
Matthew went from number 53 in 1974 to number 40 in 2018.
Alexander went from number 31 in 1974 to number 7 in 2018.
Ryan went from number 64 in 1974 to number 59 in 2018.
Jamie went from number 72 in 1974 to number 37 in 2018.
Emma went from number 41 in 1974 to number 23 in 2018.
Adam went from number 78 in 1974 to number 21 in 2018.
Angus went from number 83 in 1974 to number 54 in 2018.
Cameron went from number 85 in 1974 to number 27 in 2018.
Murray went from number 88 in 1974 to number 79 in 2018.
Samuel went from number 94 in 1974 to number 62 in 2018.
Maria went from number 96 in 1974 to number 79 in 2018.
Henry went from number 96 in 1974 to number 89 in 2018.
Benjamin went from number 98 in 1974 to number 73 in 2018.
Callum went from number 100 in 1974 to number 31 in 2018.