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Babies' First Names 2018

Babies' First Names 2018

List of Detailed Tables

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Tables 1 to 3 (published on 18 December 2018)
Contain the 'provisional' figures for 2018 which were used to produce the publication, which explains (on page 5 and in Note 2 of page 11) that the figures are based on data for births that were registered in the first eleven months (or so) of the year. These tables have not been updated since then.

Table 1

Top 100 boys' and girls' first forenames, Scotland, 2018, (provisional) showing changes since 2017
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Table 2

Top 100 boys' and girls' first forenames, Scotland, 2018, (provisional) showing changes since 2017 (in alphabetical order)
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Table 3

Top ten first forenames given, by Scottish council area, 2018 (provisional)
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Tables 4, 5 and 6 (to be published in mid-March 2019)
These tables will contain the final figures for 2018. They will cover all births that were registered in 2018, including those whose details arrived too late to be counted in the statistics that were published on 18 December 2018. Table 6 will omit names given to only 1-2 babies of that sex in the specified council area. 
Please note that, before National Records of Scotland (NRS) can produce these lists, it must check that it has received and processed correctly all the records of births that were registered in 2018 at all the offices around Scotland.  The lists are scheduled to be produced two or three weeks before their publication date, and NRS cannot provide any information from them before they are published.

Table 4

Full list of first forenames given, Scotland, 2018 (final) in alphabetical order

Table 5

Full list of first forenames given, Scotland, 2018 (final) in rank order

Table 6

Babies' first forenames by council area, 2018

 

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