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Babies' First Names 2016

Babies' First Names 2016


The most popular first names given to babies whose births were registered in Scotland in 2016 (publication formerly known as Popular Forenames)


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20 December 2016

Last updated 14 March 2017


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PDF Format (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format) (396 KB) - published December 2016. 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 14 March 2017  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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