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Less frequently used traditional boys names?

(9 Posts)
lilly13 Fri 03-Dec-10 10:11:20

Does anyone have statistics on which ones of these names are used less frequenlty than others in the UK?


Bue Fri 03-Dec-10 10:30:23

I like nothing more than crunching a bit of baby name data

Alexander - 22 last year
Michael - 51 last year
Andrew - 129 last year
Paul - 215 lsat year

This is only for England and Wales, though.

takethatlady Fri 03-Dec-10 10:31:47

You need this

Alexander was the 22nd most popular name last year. 2981 boys were named Alexander in England and Wales.

Michael was 51st (1385 boys).

Andrew was 129th (455 boys).

Paul 215th (only 211 boys were named Paul last year).

Hope that helps smile

takethatlady Fri 03-Dec-10 10:32:22

Sorry, cross-post with bue

lilly13 Fri 03-Dec-10 14:35:01

Thank you so much, Bue and Take!

ShoppingDays Fri 03-Dec-10 16:18:25

Bue, when I first read your post I thought you meant 22 boys were called Alexander, 51 called Michael etc.

AphraBen Fri 03-Dec-10 17:59:12

Michael is the most popular boys name in the US and has been for about 40 yrs!

Bue Fri 03-Dec-10 18:12:18

Yes I realised afterwards I wasn't very clear! I just assume everyone is a freak like me and knows the ins and outs of baby name data. grin

LittleCheesyPineappleOne Fri 03-Dec-10 18:16:12

I have a John and a David - both outside top 50 in england + Wales

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