Sweden Alice and Oscar. It was the most popular names among newborns in Sweden in 2016, reports statistics SWEDEN.
Newcomers, tops the list of the most popular names in Sweden in 2016, according to a report from statistics SWEDEN. Alice for the girls and Oscar for boys have been popular long, but climbs from number two and four in comparison with the 2015.
– Alice has been at the absolute top throughout the 2000s. It is the international name, short, easy to say, and many seem to think that it is very nice. Same thing with Oscar, possibly can prinsfödseln have affected but at the same time, it is a name that has been popular for so long, ” says Katharina Leibring, namnforskare at the Institute for language and folklore, to TT.
the 2015 ones Elsa and William falls to place four and three.
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On the top 100 list, there are no major changes apart from the movements up and down in popularity. Only five new names make an entrance on the girls ‘ top 100; Cleo, Adele, Penny, Mila and Hedda. Six new name pops up in the boys ‘ top 100; Frans, Nicolas, Thor, Omar, Milian and Mio.
A new name on the girls ‘ top 10 list is Alicia, who has risen from 21st to sixth place. Katharina Leibring think it may have to do with a certain actor’s successes, in Sweden and on the other side of the Atlantic.
Alicia has jumped up sharply. Actor Alicia Wikander has been very talked about, there may possibly have contributed to the name been more in focus for prospective parents, ” says Katharina Leibring to TT:
Read more and see the full leaderboard in the slideshow above!
Namnstatistiken has been obtained from statistics SWEDEN’s register over the total population (RTB). The statistics refers to the name given in 2016. When the notification if the first name of the child shall be made to the Swedish Tax agency no later than three months after the birth of the child refers to the statistics of newborns in 2016, and also at the end of 2015. In the statistics for 2016 is 10 percent of newborns named the girls that were born in 2015, and for the boys it is 11 per cent. The names in the charts are reported under the most common spelling, but all of the spellings included in the reported number.
The name that increased most rapidly, respectively, decreased most in 2016 leaderboard is calculated as a percentage increase between 2015 and 2016 top-100 list.
most Common names in the counties
County – Maiden name – Pojknamn
Blekinge – Elsa – Liam/William
the Valleys – Elsa – Liam
the island of Gotland – Maja – Lucas
Gävleborg – Elsa – Melvin
Halland Ella/Elsa – Leon/Lucas/William
Jämtland – Elsa – William
Jönköping, sweden – Elsa – William
Kalmar, sweden – Saga – Charlie
Kronoberg – Elsa – William
Norrbotten – Alice/Elsa – William
Skåne, sweden – Ella – Elias
Stockholm, sweden – Alice – William
Södermanland – Elsa – Hugo/Vincent
Uppsala, sweden – Elsa – William
Värmland – Saga – Lucas
Västerbotten – Alice – Liam
Västernorrland – Saga – Alfred/William
Qld – Alice – Axis
Västra Götaland – Elsa – William
Örebro, sweden – Saga – William
Östergötland – Alice – Lucas