Data Links

The 2013 data came out on Friday 15th August 2014

I quote England&Wales data all the time, but I’ve never really given a link to the webpage where it was first published. Time to change that. Again, this is a work in progress, so I’ll likely provide links to name data from other countries in the future, but for now, let’s focus on those closest to [my] home:


Provided collectively by the Office of National Statistics. The data is available to download as a file individually for each year from 1996, with the option to also download the historical data which covers 1904; 1914; 1924; 1934; 1944; 1954; 1964; 1974; 1984; and 1994 Top 100 for both boys and girls.

It’s also worth noting that in the file one can view the Top 100 for England and Wales separately, should you wish, but the list of all the names used for 3 or more babies is only provided collectively.

Pick your year:

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 – 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 – 2011

These links will take you to a page that should look like what you see below, to get the excel tables of data, look for the links highlighted by the red arrow and follow through to a page asking you whether you want to download the boy or girls table. Some of the more recent years also contain a press release with an overview of the data.

If you have any problems, comment below or email me and I’ll be happy to guide you though.

Here are some screenshots of the kinds of data provided by each excel sheet, again, it should be noted that this demonstrates what’s available for all years above EXCEPT 1996; the pictures are of the 2010 data sheet for boys.

Clicking on the pictures will open up a larger version.

Top 100 Names E&W

Top 100 Names, England

Top 100 Names, Wales

Top 10 By Region

Top 10 By Month

All Names Used 3+ Times

Also available in one document are the historical Top 100 already mentioned above, go here for that and look below to see what the document looks like.

Click on here to see an interactive page about the 2011 Top 100

Alternatively if you do not wish to clog up your PC with several excel documents, I highly recommend this online, interactive source.


2010 2011

Archive, years 1998-2009

100 Most Common Surnames (1995)


Go here for years 2000-2010

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