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Babies' First Names 2018

Babies' First Names 2018


The most popular first names given to babies whose births were registered in Scotland in 2018 (publication formerly known as Popular Forenames)


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Last updated 19 March 2019



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PDF Format (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format) (733 KB) - published December 2018. 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 - updated on 19 March 2019 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 and Interactive data visualisation are available on the Infographics and Visualisations page of this website.

Baby names trends in Scotland since 1974 app which is part of the Interactive data visualisation enables anyone to explore the rises and falls in the popularity of particular names. This was updated on 19 March 2019 to include data for 2018.       

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