Altogether 13,973 births and 15,389 deaths were registered by branches of the vital statistics office across Estonia during 2015.
Of the children born, boys numbered 7,170 and girls 6,803.
Births numbered 5,249 in Tallinn, 1,680 in Harju county, 60 in Hiiu county, 1,203 in East-Viru county, 265 in Jõgeva county, 267 in Järva county, 209 in Lääne county, 576 in West-Viru county, 212 in Põlva county, 820 in Pärnu county, 290 in Rapla county, 289 in Saare county, 1,853 in Tartu county, 261 in Valga county, 448 in Viljandi county and 291 in Võru county.
The names most often given to boys were Rasmus, Robin, Oliver, Artjom, Maksim, Robert, Martin, Kaspar, Oskar and Henri.
The most popular girl’s names were Sofia, Eliise, Maria, Sandra, Laura, Mia, Alisa, Milana, Lenna ja Polina.
The number of marriages concluded was 6,429 and of marriages divorced 2,691. Persons changing their name opted for a new first name on 262 occasions, for a new surname on 1,526 occasions and for both on 153 occasions.
In 2014, 13,692 births and 15,533 deaths were registered in Estonia. The respective figures for 2013 were 13,831 and 15,474.
Source: Baltic News Service via Estonian Review
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