The Varsovians still are traditionalists when it comes to the selection of names for their children. 2015 was yet another year in which the most popular first female name was Zofia, and male Jan. Over the last year, marriage were concluded less frequently and if it took place, the ceremony was willingly organized in the open air.
The most popular first names of Zofia (535) for years remains the unquestionable leader of the Warsaw ranking of popularity of names. In number of christenings it exceeds Zuzanna (506), which this year was more popular than Julia (486). In subsequent places was Hanna (441), Alicja (434), Maria (409), Maja (405), Natalia (401). The top ten of the most popular female names closes little Varsovian girls with names starting with "a": Aleksandra (371) and Amelia (336).
The new born male Varsovians are, first for all, Jans (677). This name remains the most frequently chosen one for over four years. Invariably popular also still the names Antoni (558), Jakub (471), Aleksander (418) and Franciszek (411). Further places are occupied by Adam (399), Filip (343), Stanisław (334), Szymon (329) and Mikołaj (320).
Although the Warsaw parents are traditionalists in the selection of names for their children, their owners often decide o change them in adult life. We observe a systematic growth in numbers of issued decisions on change of a name as well as surname. In 2015 it was 2338 decisions, in 2014 – 1760, and in 2013 – 1719.
Wedding ceremonies in Warsaw persist in a downward trend in the number of marriages. Last year young couples concluded marriages 6557 times. This is a decrease in the number of marriages concluded both before a civil registrar and before a priest by 274 as compared to 2014 (6831). In 2013, there were 6965 weddings. The largest number of ceremonies in 2015 was concluded in June, July and August.
The Varsovians also willingly used the new possibility to conclude marriages outside the Register Office. In 2015 there were 171 such ceremonies. As the place of the ceremony the newlyweds most often chose the Royal Łazienki, the gardens of the Palace at Wilanów, the Zamoyski Family Palace at Foksal or the Royal Castle.
In 2015 to the acts of marriage was also entered 3689 annotations on divorce, separations or revocation of marriage.
Number of inhabitants of the capital. As of 31 December 2015 in the capital city for permanent residence 1 630 144 inhabitants were registered. This means that currently Warsaw is permanently inhabited by 4501 people (1 625 643) more than in 2014 and 10 511 more than in the 2013 New Year's Eve.
In the New Year's Eve 49 566 people had temporary residence in Warsaw, 2843 less than the year before (2014 - 52 409) and by 3710 than two years before (2013 - 53 276).
In the last year in the capital the number of foreigners registered for permanent and temporary residence also decreased . As of 31 December 2015 Warsaw was inhabited by 22 505 foreigners, on the New Year's Eve of 2014 there were 23 899, while in 2013 – 23 025.
From the data of the Register Office of the City of Warsaw results that since 1 January to 31 December 2015 in Warsaw 35 546 children were born. It means the increase in the number of birth by 933 (34 613) in relation to 2014 and by 3111 (32 435) in relation to 2013.
Since January 1, 2016 all children born in Warsaw receive commemoration bodysuits from the Mayor of the City. During registration of a child in all Warsaw Register Offices, apart from birth certificates waits a gift for the child – a bodysuit and congratulations signed by Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, the Mayor of Warsaw.
Last year, the capital city's Register Office issued 19 778 death certificates, by 160 more than in 2014 (19 618), and by 206 less than 2013 (19 984).