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What site do you look at for name statistics?

(11 Posts)
Layl77 Thu 16-May-13 05:54:08

So I've seen a few posts giving stats "310th most popular name in 2012" and "34 babies called this last year but where do you find this info?

All I can find is general popularity in top 100


Choccyhobnob Thu 16-May-13 09:47:04

Click here and you can type whatever name you want and it will show you all that data x

Choccyhobnob Thu 16-May-13 09:50:18

Actually that one doesn't give "number of babies born last year with that name" data. Try this one

I'd love to know which name you are talking about that is so unusual smile

Choccyhobnob Thu 16-May-13 09:51:04

Oops as you can see I just did it on Emma! lol

ShadowStorm Thu 16-May-13 10:02:08

try googling ons baby names 2o11 for official stats. on phone so can't link. 2o12 stats not out yet.

Choccyhobnob Thu 16-May-13 10:10:05

The link I put before seems to be for US. This is a UK one but it only has up to 2010.

Sorry i'm hogging the thread!

evamummy Thu 16-May-13 10:43:11

Choccy, that site still doesn't tell us the number of babies born with a certain name outside the top 100. My ds's name was used 11 times last year (as seen on the ONS site) but on your link it doesn't tell me this - it only gives the position.

Choccyhobnob Thu 16-May-13 12:34:43

evamummy - I realised the doesn't but the other link I put for does if you hover over it it says the position and then the number of babies born is written underneath it. There were 4227 Amelia's in 2010....!

Stat Thu 16-May-13 13:25:45

From the ONS you can download the spreadsheets 2011 Baby Names Statistics Boys (Excel sheet 1461Kb) and 2011 Baby Names Statistics Girls (Excel sheet 762Kb).

2012 names haven't been released yet.

I assume that is where websites like get their info from.

Stat Thu 16-May-13 14:23:46

Thought I'd just add, the above links are for England and Wales.

Scotland's are here

NI's here

Layl77 Thu 16-May-13 15:19:06

That's great thanks!

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