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Baby Names, England and WalesThis product is designated as National Statistics

Most popular first names for baby boys and girls. Derived from final annual births registration data and include all live births in England and Wales.

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The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs;
  • are well explained and readily accessible;
  • are produced according to sound methods; and
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest.

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

Latest edition

Baby Names, England and Wales - 2012
Released: 12 August 2013

Previous editions

Baby Names, England and Wales - 2011
Released: 13 August 2012
Baby Names, England and Wales - 2010
Released: 28 July 2011
Baby Names, England and Wales - 2009
Released: 28 July 2011
Baby Names, England and Wales - 2008
Released: 28 July 2011
Baby Names, England and Wales - 2007
Released: 28 July 2011
Baby Names, England and Wales - 2006
Released: 28 July 2011
Baby Names, England and Wales - 2005
Released: 28 July 2011
Baby Names, England and Wales - 2004
Released: 28 July 2011
Baby Names, England and Wales - 2003
Released: 28 July 2011
Baby Names, England and Wales - 2002
Released: 28 July 2011
Baby Names, England and Wales - 2001
Released: 28 July 2011
Baby Names, England and Wales - 2000
Released: 28 July 2011
Baby Names, England and Wales - 1999
Released: 28 July 2011
Baby Names, England and Wales - 1998
Released: 28 July 2011
Baby Names, England and Wales - 1997
Released: 28 July 2011
Baby Names, England and Wales - 1996
Released: 28 July 2011
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