You asked

​​Please could you let me know numbers of babies registered with the name Lauren in the UK for the year 1982 and for years prior to 1981?

We said

Thank you for your enquiry.

We are responsible for birth statistics for England and Wales. National Records Scotland (NRS) and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are responsible for statistics pertaining to Scotland and Northern Ireland. They can be contacted at and respectively.

Baby name statistics are compiled from first names recorded when live births are registered in England and Wales as part of civil registration, a legal requirement.

Up to and including 1994, a list of the top 100 baby names was produced by the General Registry Office once every 10 years. This dataset only ranks the baby names, it does not provide the count of registered names. Therefore, unfortunately, we do not hold the data you have requested.

1984 is the closest year to 1982 for which the list is available. Lauren is ranked 33rd out of 100 names in 1984. The dataset for the top 100 baby names in these years is available via the following link: Top 100 Baby Names (Historical data)

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