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Babies' First Names 2017

Babies' First Names 2017


The most popular first names given to babies whose births were registered in Scotland in 2017 (publication formerly known as Popular Forenames)


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19 December 2017



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PDF Format (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format) (424 Kb) - published December 2017. Please note that this publication covers only the names given to babies whose births were registered in the first eleven months (or so) of the year.

List of Detailed Tables - due to be updated in mid-March 2018 to include full lists of all first forenames for Scotland and, for each council area, all names which were given to 3+ babies of the specified sex.

An Infographic is available on the Infographics and Visualisations page of this website.

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