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Babies' First Names 2021

Babies' First Names 2021

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Last update: 7 April 2022
Next update: TBC
Frequency: Annual                                

The most popular first names given to babies whose births were registered in Scotland in 2021 (publication formerly known as Popular Forenames).

Main Points

  • Olivia was the most popular first forename for girls whose births were registered in 2021.
  • Jack was the most popular first forename for boys whose births were registered in 2021.
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(7 April 2022)


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Trends in baby names

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Full List 1974 - 2021



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