5 April 2020
A lot of Biblical and Saints’ boys’ names are in a nosedive in Denmark at the moment. If you look at the statistics of the last 10 years, a certain type of name is declining strongly: Boys’ names from the Bible and Saints’ names. There are exceptions like Lucas, Noah and Aksel which are still among the top 10 and Elias which is consistently among the top 20 and Adam in the top 30. The other names, however, fall significantly in popularity:
Mikkel, the Danish form of Michael has been very popular 10 years ago. Still No. 1 in 2009, the name fell off significantly year after year and at the moment it just happens to be in the top 50, but in one of the next years it will probably disappear from the statistics.
William – English name with Germanic roots
Oscar – English name with Celtic or Germanic roots
Alfred – English name with Germanic roots
Oliver – English name with Germanic roots
Carl – Germanic name
Lucas – Greek name, author of the third gospel and Acts in the New Testament
Noah – Hebrew name from the Bible
Valdemar – Germanic name
Malthe – Germanic name
Have a look at the Danish statistics lists through the years!