Top Boys Names
Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

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Most Popular Boys Baby Names in
Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

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Northern Ireland Most popular boys names, 2001 to 2006


Top Baby Boys Names in Northern Ireland

Jack and Katie were the most popular first names given in Northern Ireland in 2006.
Jack has been the most popular boys name for the last four years. Since 2000, Jack and Matthew have been the two most popular boys names. Matthew remained the second most popular name in 2006, and, since 1995, has been the most or second most popular boys name. Calum is the only new boys name to enter the top 20 in 2006; the alternative spelling Callum also rose in popularity to rank 8 in 2006. This shows the significant increase in popularity of these two names in 2006, and if counted together would be more popular than Jack.

Only one of the 1975 top 10 boys names (James) is still in the top 10 in 2006, while none of the top 10 girls names from 1975 appear in the 2006 top 10 list. Carter and Rory has risen well in 2006; and the greatest drops were Jordan and Darren.
• For boys, traditional forenames — David, James, John, Joseph, Michael, Patrick, Thomas, and William — are more popular as additional forenames than Jack is as a first name.
Rank 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
1 Jack Matthew Jack Jack Jack Jack
2 Matthew Jack Matthew Matthew Matthew Matthew
3 Adam Ryan Adam James James Ryan
4 Ryan Adam James Adam Adam James
5 James James Ryan Daniel Daniel Daniel
6 Conor Joshua Joshua Ben Ryan Adam
7 Dylan Conor Conor Ryan Jamie Joshua
8 Joshua Ben Ben Dylan Joshua Callum
9 Thomas Dylan Daniel Conor Ben Ben
10 Daniel Daniel Dylan Jamie Conor Ethan

Northern Ireland Most popular boys names, 1975 to 1995

Rank 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995
1 David David David Christopher Ryan
2 Paul Paul Christopher Michael Matthew
3 John John Stephen David James
4 Mark Mark Mark Stephen Conor
5 Stephen Stephen John Matthew Michael
6 Michael Michael Paul Mark Andrew
7 William Jonathan Michael Ryan Christopher
8 James Andrew Andrew Andrew Daniel
9 Jonathan Gareth James James Mark
10 Robert James Jonathan Jonathan Jordan

Scotland - Most popular boys names, 2001 to 2006


Top Baby Boys Names in Scotland

After three years in second place Jack returned to number one, replacing Lewis as the most popular boys name for new babies.  Jack was previously number one for the four years from 1999 to 2002.  Lewis falls to a very close second place after 3 years at the top whilst Callum remains in third. The top ten names are the same as last year with only minor changes to ranking.
Rank 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
1 Jack Jack Lewis Lewis Lewis Jack
2 Lewis Lewis Jack Jack Jack Lewis
3 Cameron Cameron Cameron James Callum Callum
4 Ryan Ryan James Cameron James Ryan
5 James James Kyle Ryan Ryan James
6 Callum Jamie Ryan Liam Cameron Cameron
7 Andrew Liam Ben Jamie Kyle Jamie
8 Dylan Mathew Callum Ben Jamie Daniel
9 Ross Ross Matthew Kyle Daniel Matthew
10 Jamie Callum Jamie Callum Matthew Kyle

10 most popular boy names in Wales, 2003 to 2005

Rank 2003 2004 2005
1 Joshua Joshua Joshua
2 Jack Jack Jack
3 Thomas Thomas Dylan
4 Ethan Dylan Thomas
5 Dylan Ethan Ethan
6 Daniel Rhys Rhys
7 Rhys Daniel Callum
8 Morgan Morgan Samuel
9 James James Daniel
10 William Benjamin Morgan

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