Nordic Names Blog - Swedish Statistics 2019

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1 February 2020

Top 3

The most popular baby names in Sweden in 2019 were Alice (688 girls) and Lucas (768 boys).

Alice has been a very popular name for quite a long time now. It entered the top 10 list back in 2005 and has been on the very top 8 times since.

Olivia (645 girls) is on the second place. It has been a top 10 name for 7 years now. Very much on the rise was Astrid which was no 8 in 2018 and no 3 in 2019. It is the third time we find this name on the Swedish top 10 list.

Lucas has been on the top 10 list for 20 years now and it is the sixth year we find it on the very top of the list.

Liam (760 boys) is on the second place again like in 2018. William (732 boys) is no 3. In 2018 and 2017 it was on the very top of the list and it has been among the top 10 most popular names for more than 20 years now.

New Names on the Top 10 List

Vera, which is no 5, is a new name on the top 10 list of 2019. Elsa left the top 10 list and is now not far behind on place 11.

Matteo is new among the boys on place 10. The name that left the top 10 instead is Alexander which is on place 12.

New Names on the Top 100 List

New female names are Bonnie, Wilda, Bella, Millie and Victoria. The names that left the list are Zoe, Belle, Penny and Greta.

New male names are Dante, Algot, Alve and Ibrahim which entered instead of Jonathan, Milian, Maximilian and Lias.

Highest Risers

Hedda is the highest rising female name by 53 % compared to 2018, from no 65 up to no 34. Frans is the highest riser among the male names, 42 % compared to 2018, from no 47 up to no 27.

On the other hand there were some names that lost in popularity as well. The ones that fell deepest were Felicia among the female names, from no 59 to no 84 (34 %) and Viktor among the male names, from no 34 to no 54 (25 %).

Top 100 List

The complete top 100 list you can find here.

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References

  1. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/