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13,520 births registered in 2017

One mother gave birth to quadruplets in 2017.
One mother gave birth to quadruplets in 2017.

According to data of the Ministry of the Interior, 13,520 births were registered in Estonia last year. With registered deaths at 15,487, this means that 1,958 more people died than were born in 2017.

Of the children born last year 7,079 were boys and 6,441 were girls. 215 pairs of twins were born, 63 of which male, 60 female, and 92 with a girl and a boy each. Four mothers gave birth to triplets, and one to quadruplets.

Births in 2017 by administrative district:

  • Harju County 1,725
  • Hiiu County 63
  • Ida-Viru County 1,008
  • Jõgeva County 224
  • Järva County 292
  • Lääne County 196
  • Lääne-Viru County 557
  • Põlva County 228
  • Pärnu County 790
  • Rapla County 317
  • Saare County 294
  • Tallinn 5,101
  • Tartu County 1,807
  • Valga County 237
  • Viljandi County 398
  • Võru County 283

The most popular names for girls were Sofia, Maria, Mia, Alisa, Nora, Eliise, Hanna, Lenna, Marta, and Mirtel. Last year's most popular boys' names were Robert, Robin, Oliver, Oskar, Artjom, Hugo, Martin, Henri, and Daniel.

In other demographic data concerning families, 6,051 marriages were registered, 558 of which involved a church wedding. 2,642 couples got divorced. The ministry registered 145 name changes, county governments registered 1,292. Of the name changes 220 concerned first names, 1,100 last names, and 117 people changed both their first and last name.

Editor: Dario Cavegn

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