It’s that time of the year again: Statistics Sweden has just released fresh data with Sweden’s most popular baby names of 2019! 

Topping the list of most popular names given to babies in Swedes is Alice as a girl’s name, while the most popular boy’s name was Lucas.

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The top 10 most popular girl’s name, in order, are Alice, Olivia, Astrid, Maja, Vera, Ebb, Ella, Wilma, Alma, and Libby. Alice topped the list of most popular names in almost half of Sweden’s counties and had a grand total of 688 newborn baby girls in 2019.

Plats 2019Plats (2018)FlicknamnAntalPlats 2019Plats (2018)PojknamnAntal
5( 19)Vera6075(3)Noah680
10(3)Lilly56110( 27)Matteo596

From the Swedish Statistics Bureau.

Vera was a surprise, considering that this newcomer jumped 14 spots from last year’s results. Likewise, the girl’s name Hedda had a 53 percent increase in popularity over the previous year.

The top 10 most popular boy’s name, in order, are Lucas, Liam, William, Elias, Noah, Hugo, Oliver, Oscar, Adam, and Matteo. Lucas topped the list with 768 newborn baby boys last year. 

Interestingly enough, there were many unique baby names, which is defined as a name not usually on the list (or a unique spelling – i.e. Lukas instead of Lucas). In 2019, there were 4,578 girls and 4,342 boys who were given a very unique name.

The names which departed the top 100 list to make space for the new more popular names were Zoe, Belle, Penny and Greta for girls, and Jonathan, Milian, Maximilian, and Lias for boys.

This article was originally published on February 1, 2020.

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