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CEOD Fri 31-Mar-17 14:52:19

How do you find how many of your child's name have been named in a certain year? I've seen people say "Oh, my child's name is in the 6000's" etc. and I just (out of curiosity I guess) want to know how many other children were christened with my children's names in the years of their births smile Thanks!

BikeRunSki Fri 31-Mar-17 14:55:42

Office for National Statistics Baby Names

CEOD Fri 31-Mar-17 14:59:47

I've found this before but I can't see on it how many births are registered with my baby's name for a certain year. It just seems to have the top 100 - I want to know exactly how many of less popular names were registered. Maybe I'm just being stupid, but I cant't see that here sad

fatrabbit Fri 31-Mar-17 15:02:30

The info is on the ONS site if you dig around a bit but try names.darkgreener.com/ it is a bit more user-friendly and you can see trends easily.

PeachIcedT Fri 31-Mar-17 15:07:36

https://www.ons.gov.uk/file?uri=/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths/datasets/babynamesenglandandwalesbabynamesstatisticsboys/2015/2015boysnamesfinal.xls

https://www.ons.gov.uk/file?uri=/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths/datasets/babynamesenglandandwalesbabynamesstatisticsgirls/2015/2015girlsnamesfinal.xls

Those are the links for boys and girls for 2015. I find them difficult to search for on gov.uk. Doesn't go up to 6000 though.

CEOD Sat 01-Apr-17 10:00:49

Thank you so much! Both the dark greener.com and the files you sent PeachIcedT are just what I was looking for smile

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