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This section contains data and information relating to Popular Babies' Names and Most Common Surnames in Birth, Marriage and Death registers.

Babies' First Names
This section contains the current Babies' First Names publication, you can also find previous years' publications back to 1998 and full lists of babies' first names for each year back to 1974.

Most Common Surnames in Birth, Marriage and Death registers
This section provides information on the surnames that occur most often in Scotland’s registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths for various years back to 1975.

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