Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tops for the Scots


My brother and his family are moving to Scotland today! In honor of their new adventure, I decided to compare Scotland's Top 100 in 2012 and the United States' Top 100 in 2011. Only 46 of the boy names and 40 of the girl names are on both lists. Here are the names that are unique to Scotland's Top 100, left in rank order:

Lewis
Riley
Harry
Charlie
Finlay
Alfie
Jamie
Callum
Kyle
Harris
Rory
Archie
Leo
Rhys
Kai
Leon
Harrison
Brodie (Brody is in the US Top 100, but not this spelling)
Robbie
Ben
Josh
Oscar
Fraser
Euan (YOO-un)
Jake
Jay
Finn
Blair
Calum
Muhammad
Ross
Arran
Ollie
Murray
Angus
Scott
Sam
Zac
Kayden
Ewan
Aidan
George
Ruaridh (pronounced like Rory)
Kaiden
Declan
Cody
Olly
Calvin
Mark
Luca
Shay
Jude
Sean
Kian

Isla
Jessica
Millie
Freya
Holly
Ruby
Amy
Erin
Eilidh (ay-lee)
Katie
Evie
Poppy
Rebecca
Orla
Summer
Lexi
Hollie
Niamh (pronounced like Neve)
Amber
Lacey
Maisie
Skye
Abbie
Daisy
Megan
Aimee
Lilly
Zara
Georgia
Paige
Caitlin
Iona
Lola
Mya
Rosie
Keira
Mollie
Cara
Eve
Darcy
Robyn
Elise
Beth
Alice
Emilia
Maya
Rachel
Sienna
Amelie
Rose
Nicole
Kara
Imogen
Lucie
Carly
Willow
Lois
Gracie
Lexie
Lara
Mirren

Notice all the nickname names!

I love so many names on this list. My favorites are Jamie, Callum, George, Calvin, Isla, Poppy, Summer, Niamh, Georgia, Paige, Alice, Rachel, Imogen, and Carly. Are there any names that are tops in Scotland that you would like to see more in the US?

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