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The most popular given names vary nationally, regionally, and culturally. Lists of widely-used given names can consist of those most often bestowed upon infants born within the last year, thus reflecting the current onomastic trends, or else be composed of the personal names occurring most within the total population.

Popularity by region

The names listed in the following tables, unless otherwise noted, represent the most current top 10 breakdowns of what newborn children are commonly being named in the various regions of the world.

Asia & Pacific

Male names

Region (year) No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 No. 7 No. 8 No. 9 No. 10
Northern Territory, Australia
(2005)[1]
Jack James Lachlan Benjamin Joshua Ryan John Patrick Samuel William
New South Wales, Australia
(2005)[2]
Jack Lachlan William Joshua Thomas James Ryan Daniel Matthew Samuel
Japan
(2002)
Shun Takumi Shō Ren Shōta Sōta Kaito Kenta Daiki
New Zealand
(2003)[3]
Joshua Jack Benjamin Samuel Daniel Jacob Ethan James Thomas Matthew
Philippines[4] Michael Ronald Ryan Joseph Joel Jeffrey Marlon Richard Noel Jonathan

Female names

Region (year) No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 No. 7 No. 8 No. 9 No. 10
Australia
(2005)[2]
Olivia Charlotte Emily Chloe Ella Jessica Isabella Sophie Mia Brooke
Japan
(2002)
Misaki Aoi Nanami Miu Riko Miyu Moe Mitsuki Yūka Rin
New Zealand
(2003)[3]
Emma Sophie Ella Emily Jessica Hannah Olivia Grace Charlotte Georgia
Philippines[4] Maricel Michelle Jennifer Janice Mary Grace Jocelyn Catherine Mary Anne Rowena Grace

Europe

Male names

Region (year) No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 No. 7 No. 8 No. 9 No. 10
Austria
(2003)[5]
Lukas Florian Tobias David Alexander Fabian Michael Julian Daniel Simon
Belgium
(2005)[6]
Noah Thomas Anton Lucas Louis Milan Arthur Mohamed Maxime Simon
Czech Republic (2005, among Czech-speakers)[7] Jan Jakub TomᚠAdam Ondřej Martin Filip LukᚠVojtěch Matěj
Denmark
(first half of 2005)[8]
Magnus Lucas Mathias Oliver Frederik Emil Mikkel Tobias Nikolaj Victor
England and Wales
(2006, b.)[9]
Jack Thomas Joshua Oliver Harry James William Samuel Daniel Charlie
Estonia
(2003, among Estonian-speakers)
Martin Markus Aleksander Rasmus Kevin Robin Sander N/A N/A N/A
Finland
(2005, among Finnish-speakers)[10]
Veeti Eetu Aleksi Joona Elias Juho Lauri Arttu Leevi Matias
France
(2004)[11]
Kevin Lucas Theo Thomas Hugo Mathis Nathan Maxime Clément Louis
Germany
(2005)[12]
Alexander Maximilian Leon Lukas, Lucas Luca Paul Jonas Felix Tim David
Hungary
(2005)[13]
Bence Máté Balázs Dávid Dániel Levente Tamás Ádám Péter Gergő
Iceland
(2001)[14]
Sigurður Guðmundur Jón Gunnar Ólafur Magnús Einar Kristján Björn Bjarni
Ireland
(2004)[15]
Seán Jack Conor Adam James Daniel Cian Luke Michael Aaron
Lithuania
(2004, total population)[16]
Jonas Antanas Vytautas Juozas Petras N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lithuania
(2005, babies born)[16]
Lukas Matas Nojus Mantas Rokas Dovydas Dominykas Martynas Nedas Arnas
Malta
(2005)[17]
Matthew Luke Michael Aidan Jake Jamie Andre Isaac Nathan Zac
Netherlands
(2005)[18]
Daan Sem Thomas Tim Lucas Lars Thijs Milan Jesse Bram
Northern Ireland
(2003)[19]
Jack Matthew Adam James Ryan Joshua Conor Ben Daniel Dylan
Norway
(2005)[20]
Markus Mathias Jonas Kristian Tobias Alexander Adrian Henrik Andreas Martin
Poland
(2004, total population)[21]
Jan Andrzej Piotr Krzysztof Stanisław Tomasz Paweł Józef Marcin Marek
Portugal
(2003)
João Tiago André Pedro Ricardo José Manuel Diogo Fábio Miguel
Scotland
(2005)[22]
Lewis Jack Callum James Ryan Cameron Kyle Jamie Daniel Matthew
Slovenia
(2006, total population)[23]
Franc Janez Anton Jožef Ivan Andrej Marko Jože Marjan Peter
Spain
(2005, excluding Basque Country & Catalonia)[24]
Alejandro Daniel Pablo David Javier Adrián Álvaro Sergio Carlos Hugo
Basque Country, Spain
(2005)[24]
Iker Unai Jon Mikel Ander Asier Aitor Eneko Julen Aimar
Catalonia, Spain
(2005)[24]
Marc Alex Pau David Pol Daniel Arnau Joel Gerard Jordi
Sweden
(2006)[25]
Lucas Oscar William Elias Filip Hugo Viktor Isak Alexander Emil
Switzerland
(2004, among German-speakers)[26]
Luca Noah David Jan Joël Simon Nico Tim Jonas Lukas
Turkey
(2000-2005)[27]
urooj Yusuf Furkan Mustafa Emre Bora Ahmet Yunus Abdülkadir n.a

Female names

Region (year) No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 No. 7 No. 8 No. 9 No.10
Austria
(2003)[5]
Sarah Anna Julia Laura Lena Hannah Lisa Katharina Leonie Vanessa
Belgium
(2004)[6]
Emma Marie Laura Julie Sarah Clara Manon Léa Lisa Camille
Czech Republic
(2005, among Czech-speakers)[7]
Tereza Eliška Adéla Natálie Anna Karolína Kristýna Aneta Nikola Kateřina
Denmark
(first half of 2005)[8]
Mathilde Emma Laura Sofie Freja Caroline Ida Sara Julie Anna
England and Wales
(2006)[9]
Olivia Grace Jessica Ruby Emily Sophie Chloe Lucy Lily Ellie
Estonia
(2003, among Estonian-speakers)
Sandra Kristina Anna Laura Maria Diana N/A N/A N/A N/A
Finland
(2005, among Finnish-speakers)[10]
Emma Ella Siiri Aino Anni Sara Venla Aada Emilia Iida
France
(2003)[11]
Léa Manon Emma Chloé Camille Océane Clara Marie Sarah Inès
Germany
(2005)[12]
Marie Sophie, Sofie Maria Anna, Anne Leonie Lena Emily Lea, Leah Julia Laura
Hungary
(2005)[13]
Anna Viktória Réka Vivien Zsófia Petra Dorina Fanni Boglárka Eszter
Iceland
(2000-2004)[14]
Anna Sara Katrín Guðrún María Telma Kristín Birta Eva Helga
Ireland
(2005)[15]
Emma Sarah Katie Amy Aoife Ciara Sophie Chloe Leah Ella
Lithuania
(2004, total population)[16]
Ona Janina Irena Elena Danutė Regina Aldona Marija    
Lithuania
(2005, babies born)[16]
Gabija Kamilė Emilija Gabrielė Ugnė Austėja Viktorija Evelina Augustė Rugilė
Malta
(2005)[17]
Maria Martina Amy Gulia Shania Maia Catherine Emma Nicole Michela
Netherlands
(2005)[18]
Sanne Emma Anna Iris Anouk Melissa Eva Julia Lotte Isa
Northern Ireland
(2003)[19]
Emma Katie Chloe Caitlin Amy Ellie Rachel Sarah Megan Hannah
Norway
(2005)[20]
Emma Thea Ida Sara Julie Emilie Hanna Nora Malin Ingrid
Poland
(2004, total population)[21]
Anna Maria Katarzyna Małgorzata Agnieszka Krystyna Barbara Ewa Elżbieta Zofia
Portugal
(2003)
Maria Joana Ana Catarina Inês Teresa Isabel Margarida Carolina Filipa
Scotland
(2005)[22]
Sophie Emma Ellie Amy Erin Lucy Katie Chloe Rebecca Emily
Slovenia
(2006, total population)[23]
Marija Ana Irena Jožefa Maja Frančiška Mojca Mateja Ivana Nataša
Spain
(2005, excluding Basque Country & Catalonia)[24]
Lucía María Paula Laura Marta Andrea Alba Sara Claudia Ana
Basque Country, Spain
(2005)[24]
Ana Irati Leire Izaro Naroa Maria Nerea June Paula Nahia
Catalonia, Spain
(2005)[24]
Paula Maria Carla Laura Laia Julia Alba Marta Claudia Andrea
Sweden
(2006, )[25]
Emma Maja Agnes Julia Alva Linnéa Wilma Ida Alice Elin
Switzerland
(2004, among German-speakers)[26]
Lea Anna Laura Leonie Julia Lara Chiara Nina Jana Vanessa
Turkey
(2000-2005)[27]
Zeynep Merve Elif Irem Fatma n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a n.a

North & South America

Male names

Region (year) No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 No. 7 No. 8 No. 9 No. 10
Brazil
(2006)[28]
João Gabriel Pedro Lucas Matheus Guilherme Luiz Gustavo Rafael Vinícius
Canada
(2003, among Anglophones)[29]
Justin Joshua Matthew Jacob Ryan Logan Nicholas Tyler Dylan Connor
British Columbia, Canada
(2005)[30]
Ethan Joshua Matthew Jacob Nathan Ryan Alexander Liam Nicholas Noah
Québec, Canada
(2004)[31]
Samuel William Alexis Gabriel Jeremy Xavier Felix Thomas Antoine Olivier
Chile
(2005)[32]
Benjamín Matías Vicente Martín Sebastián Diego Nicolás Juan José Cristóbal
Buenos Aires, Argentina
(2006)[33]
Santiago Lautaro Matías Tomás Lucas Joaquín Franco Agustín Thiago Nicolás

Female names

Region (year) No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 No. 7 No. 8 No. 9 No. 10
Brazil
(2006)[34]
Maria Ana Júlia Letícia Vitória Giovanna Yasmin Beatriz Mariana Larissa
Canada
(2003, among English-speakers)[29]
Emily Emma Madison Sarah Hannah Sydney Megan Ashley Taylor Paige
British Columbia, Canada
(2005)[30]
Emma Emily Olivia Hannah Madison Ava Sarah Ella Isabella Grace
Québec, Canada
(2004)[31]
Lea Rosalie Noemie Laurence Jade Megane Sarah Audrey Camille Coralie
Chile
(2005)[32]
Constanza Catalina Valentina Javiera Martina Sofía María Antonia Fernanda Francisca
Buenos Aires, Argentina
(2006)[33]
Sofía Camila Valentina Martina Agustina Micaela Lucía Milagros Victoria Julieta

United States

Every year, the U.S. Social Security's Office of the Chief Actuary publishes a list of the most popular names given at birth for males and females in the U.S. (website). The 2006 list was released May 11, 2007.

References

  1. ^ Northern Territory Department of Justice. (January 19, 2006). Most Popular Names. Retrieved June 17, 2006.
  2. ^ a b NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages. (2006). Popular Baby Names. Retrieved June 17, 2006.
  3. ^ a b Statistics New Zealand. (n.d.). "Top 100 babies' names for girls and boys, 1999-2003." Retrieved June 17, 2006.
  4. ^ a b Brunner, René. (n.d.). "Philippine Names." Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  5. ^ a b Statistics Austria. (July 12, 2005). "Lukas und Anna 2004 an erster Stelle der beliebtesten Babynamen in Österreich." Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  6. ^ a b Statistics Belgium. Voornamen van jongens en meisjes - België, Vlaanderen, Wallonië en Brussel. Retrieved March 11, 2007.
  7. ^ a b Czech Statistical Office. (September 20, 2005). Nejčastější jména dětí v lednu 2005. Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  8. ^ a b Statistics Denmark. (January, 13 2006). Fornavne for børn født i 1. halvår 2005. Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  9. ^ a b National Statistics Online news release (PDF). Retrieved December 20, 2006.
  10. ^ a b The Population Register Centre. (n.d.). Suosituimmat suomenkielisten lasten etunimet 2005.Ensimmäiset nimet. Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  11. ^ a b "Top Most Popular Names for Births in France 2004." (n.d.). Behind the Name. Retrieved March 11, 2007.
  12. ^ a b Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache. (n.d.). Vornamenliste 2005. Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  13. ^ a b "Továbbra is a Bence és az Anna a legkedveltebb keresztnév." (January 26, 2006). Index. Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  14. ^ a b Statistics Iceland. (December 31, 2004). Forenames in the National Register of Persons. Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  15. ^ a b Central Statistics Office. (n.d.). Statistics: Top 25 Babies' Names. Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  16. ^ a b c d Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania (Statistics Lithuania). (February 11, 2006). Įdomioji statistika. Retrieved July 30, 2006.
  17. ^ a b National Statistics Office, Malta. (June 16, 2006). Babies' Names: 2004-2005. Retrieved February 6, 2007.
  18. ^ a b Sociale Verzekeringsbank. (n.d.). Kindernamen top 20. Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  19. ^ a b Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. (January 2, 2004). Jack and Emma were the most popular first names in Northern Ireland in 2003. Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  20. ^ a b Statistics Norway. (n.d.). Name statistics. Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  21. ^ a b Ministry of Interior and Administration of the Republic of Poland. (n.d.). STATYSTYKA 50 NAJPOPULARNIEJSZYCH IMION W POLSCE W PODZIALE NA PŁE. Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  22. ^ a b General Register Office for Scotland. The most popular names in Scotland, 2005. Retrieved October 22, 2006.
  23. ^ a b Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Most frequent names by sex. Retrieved 2006-12-26.
  24. ^ a b c d e f National Statistics Institute. (n.d.). Births according to name of newborn. Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  25. ^ a b Statistics Sweden. (n.d.). Namnstatistik. Retrieved March 18, 2007.
  26. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office. (n.d.). Vornamen-Hitparade. Retrieved June 17, 2006.
  27. ^ a b Nüfus ve Vatandaşlık İşleri Genel Müdürlüğü. (n.d.). İsim İstatistikleri. Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  28. ^ [1]
  29. ^ a b "Popular Baby Names in Canada for 2004." (n.d.). Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  30. ^ a b British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency. (n.d.). Most Popular Baby Names in British Columbia. Retrieved June 17, 2006.
  31. ^ a b Olejarczyk, Anna. (July, 2005).Top 100 Baby Names in Canada. Today's Parent. Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  32. ^ a b Registro Civil de Chile. (2005). Nombres más Comunes 2005. Retrieved June 16, 2006.
  33. ^ a b La Nación. Santiago y Sofía, los nombres más elegidos en 2006 por los porteños. Retrieved December 31, 2006.
  34. ^ [2]

External links

Links to government statistics on popularity of names

Australia

United States

Links to private websites that give statistics on names


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