THE top baby names of 2017 in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire have been revealed.

Provisional figures released by the National Records of Scotland yesterday show that Renfrewshire parents were keeping with the trend as Oliver was the top name for boys, while Olivia was the most popular name for girls.

Oliver was the second most popular name for boys in the country this year, while Olivia was the most popular for girls for a second year running.

In East Renfrewshire, Max topped the charts for boys, while Lucy proved to be the most popular name for girls.

Emily, Isla and Charlotte were also popular names for girls in Renfrewshire this year, while Aaron, Jack and Daniel made it into the top 10 for boys.

Parents in East Renfrewshire also loved James, Adam and Alexander as boy names, with Emily, Isla and Evie for girls.

The statistics are based on names given to babies up to December 2 this year and further data will be released in March next year.

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: “Naming your baby is such an important decision and it’s always fun to see the names parents around Scotland are choosing.

“This year’s figures show some names have an enduring appeal, with Jack and Olivia confirming themselves as the most popular across Scotland.

“The trend for unique names remains far higher than it has been in previous decades, indicating that today’s parents are thinking long and hard before choosing names for their babies.”

Jack was the most popular name for boys across Scotland for a 10th consecutive year, followed by Oliver, James, Lewis and Noah.

Of the 25,384 male births registered up to December 2 this year, 453 were named Jack.

Harris was the only new entrant to the boys’ top 10 in Scotland.

Olivia was chosen as the name in 484 of the 23,935 registered female births.

Emily was the second most popular name for girls in Scotland, followed by Isla, Sophie and Jessica.

Among the ‘big climbers’ in the top 50 were Theo, Muhammad, Sienna, Willow and Mila.