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Babies' First Names 2019

Babies' First Names 2019


The most popular first names given to babies whose births were registered in Scotland in 2019 (publication formerly known as Popular Forenames)


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Last updated 17 December 2019



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Publication (PDF 684 KB) - published December 2019. 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 - will be updated in mid-March 2020 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 currently covers all the years from 1974 to 2018.  It will be updated in mid-March 2020 to include data for 2019.              

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