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Thissideofchannel Sat 03-Oct-09 12:10:57

I found this list of popular names in different countries and thought you might find it interesting/helpful too smile.

Australia (2007)

Girls
0.Isabella
1.Ella
2.Emily
3.Chloe
4.Mia
5.Olivia
6.Charlotte
7.Sophie
8.Sie nna
9.Jessica

Boys
1.Jack
2.William
3.Joshua
4.Lachlan
5.Thomas
6.Riley
7.Cooper
8.James
9.Noah
10.Eth an


Chile (2005)

Girls
1.Constanza
2.Catalina
3.Valentina
4.Javiera
5.Martina
6.Sofia
7.Maria
8.Antonia
9.Fernanda
10.Francisca

Boys
1.Benjamin
2.Matias
3.Vicente
4.Martin
5.Sebastian
6.Diego
7.Nicolas
8.Juan
9.Jose
10.Cristobal


Germany (2008)

Girls
1.Sophie/Sofie
2.Marie
3.Maria
4.Anna/Anne
5.Johanna
6.Leonie
7.Lena
8.Hannah/Hanna
9.Mia
10.Charlotte

Boys
1.Maximilian
2.Alexander
3.Leon
4.Paul
5.Luca
6.Felix
7.Elias
8.Lukas/Lucas
9.David
10.Tim


Finnland (2007)

Girls
1.Aino
2.Emma
3.Sara
4.Ella
5.Venla
6.Anni
7.Aada
8.Lida
9.Emilia
10.Helmi

Boys
1.Eetu
2.Veeti
3.Aleksi
4.Elias
5.Joona
6.Onni
7.Arttu
8.Leevi
9.Juho
10.Lauri


France (2005)

Girls
1.Chloe
2.Clara
3.Emma
4.Ines
5.Lea
6.Manon
7.Marie
8.Oceane

Boys
1.Theo
2.Thomas
3.Hugo
4.Maxime
5.Antoine
6.Clement
7.Alexander
8.Quentin


Italy (2005)

Girls
1.Anna
2.Giuseppina
3.Rosa
4.Angela
5.Giovanna
6.Teresa
7.Lucia
8.Carmela
9.Caterina

Boys
1.Giovanni
2.Antonio
3.Mario
4.Luigi
5.Francesco
6.Angelo
7.Vincenzo
8.Pietro
9.Salvatore

TanteRose Sat 03-Oct-09 14:42:38

Love all these names - the Finnish ones are gorgeous!

FYI Japan (2007)

Top ten Japanese girl baby names
1. Hina
2. Yui
3. Miyu
4. Haruka
5. Sakura
6. Nanami
7. Ayaka
8. Honoka
9. Momoka
10. Aoi

Top ten Japanese boy baby names
1. Yuuki
2. Haruto
3. Souta
4. Yuuto
5. Haruki
6. Kouki
7. Takumi
8. Kaito
9. Hayato
10. Shouta

tummytickler Sat 03-Oct-09 15:11:19

I love the French boys names - and the Japanese names - I wish i had some Japanese background so i could use one!
Especially like Miyu and Nanami.

annasmami Sat 03-Oct-09 20:57:26

Yes, the French boys names are lovely as are the Italian Girls names!

ilovemydogandmrobama Sat 03-Oct-09 20:59:05

would have thought Pascal would have been on the French list....

rachel234 Sun 04-Oct-09 10:54:17

Some lovely names on here - I particularly like the Italian and French ones!

sonniboo Sun 04-Oct-09 12:19:33

The Japanese girls names are lovely too.

Bucharest Sun 04-Oct-09 12:24:19

The Italian ones are all for ladies over the age of 250, possibly wearing habits.

That's what you get for being in a country where people are forced encouraged to give children their grandparents names.

From what I can see of dd's contemporaries, the most popular names now seem to be Giulia, Martina and Luca. (every boy born is Luca seemingly....yawn)

I like the German list best.

mopsyflopsy Tue 06-Oct-09 13:05:59

Bucharest, the Italian list is from 2005, so perhaps Luca has moved up since then?

I hadn't realised Luca was THAT comom in Italy?

minervaitalica Tue 06-Oct-09 13:27:04

Luca is incredibly common and I cannot believe it's not on that list.

As of the Italian girl names, Giuseppina is probably the equivalent of Enid...

joesgirl Tue 06-Oct-09 14:43:48

In case you are interested in actual names given by our Italian friends in Italy:

Ginevra
Ludovica
Carlotta
Cateria
Annamaria
Adele
Alice
Carola
Martha
Eugenia
Ir ene

Achille
Camillo
Vittorio
Gabriele
Lorenzo

joesgirl Tue 06-Oct-09 14:44:20

sorry, meant Caterina

MmeGoblindt Tue 06-Oct-09 14:53:01

The German one is pretty accurate. I am soooo bored of the Luca/Max/Alex/Tim and Anna/Sophie/Marie/Lena trend in Germany at the moment.

Lots of the girls have a combination of the most popular names, so Anna-Maria, Marie-Sophie, Anna-Lena, Leonie-Sophie, Ann-Sophie...

minervaitalica Tue 06-Oct-09 15:19:00

I would add Sofia, Giulia, Leonardo, Edoardo, Paolo.

Eugenia???? Really?

joesgirl Tue 06-Oct-09 16:59:54

True, my friend said there were about 4 or 5 sofias in the nursery.

Eugenia is indeed not very common, but then this is not a representative sample.

And here are the other ones I forgot to add earlier:

Beatrice
Laura
Elisabetta

Giovanni
Federico
Francesco
Leonardo
Ludovico

whensmydayoff Tue 06-Oct-09 19:37:57

Lucia, Hmm think I like that. With it being Italian (and me being thick) do they pronounce it Loo-see-a or Loo-chee-a?

Othersideofthechannel Tue 06-Oct-09 19:46:48

Hello thisside!

Thissideofchannel Tue 06-Oct-09 20:50:35

Hello otherside grin!

NorktasticNinja Tue 06-Oct-09 21:05:42

Most popular names in the Netherlands for the first three quarters of 2009:

Boys
1. Daan
2. Sem
3. Ruben
4. Lucas
5. Thomas
6. Jayden
7. Milan
8. Lars
9. Tim
10. Jesse (prn Yes-Uh)
11. Thijs
12. Stijn
13. Finn
14. Luuk
15. Bram
16. Levi
17. Sven
18. Julian
19. Noah
20. Nick

Girls:
1. Emma
2. Julia
3. Sophie
4. Lieke
5. Lotte
6. Lisa
7. Sanne
8. Anna
9. Eva
10. Noa
11. Anne
12. Tess
13. Femke
14. Fleur
15. Isa
16. Sara
17. Jasmijn
18. Amber
19. Roos (prn Rose)
20. Britt

SardineQueen Tue 06-Oct-09 21:25:03

These are all v interesting! I do like the name Lars...

Thissideofchannel Tue 06-Oct-09 21:41:30

Surprised about Jayden - is this pronounced Jay-den or Yay-den?

NorktasticNinja Tue 06-Oct-09 21:51:52

Yay-den I think. Never met one or heard it TBH.

Note rhyming of the girls names 4-8. lol.

mathanxiety Wed 07-Oct-09 04:38:51

The Jayden plague is spreadingshock . Love Bram though.

nooka Wed 07-Oct-09 06:02:11

Here is the Canadian set (2007):

1 Emma
2 Emily, Emilee, Emilie, Émilie
3 Sarah/Sara
4 Olivia
5 Madison, Maddison, Madisen, Madisyn, Madyson
6 Hannah, Hana, Hanna
7 Megan, Meagan, Meaghan, Megane, Meghan
8 Abbigail, Abbigale, Abbygail, Abigail, Abigale, Abigayle
9 Chloe, Chloé, Chloë, Cloe, Kloé
10 Hailee, Hailie, Hailey, Haleigh, Haley, Halle, Hallie, Haylee, Haylie, Hayley
11 Jessica, Jessika
12 Julia
13 Grace
14 Sophia, Sofia, Sofiya
15 Isabela, Isabella, Izabella

Boys
1 Mathew, Mathieu, Matthew, Matthieu
2 Jacob, Jakob, Jakub
3 Ethan
4 Alexander, Alexandre, Alexzander
5 Nathan, Nathen
6 William
7 Nicolas, Nicholas, Nickolas, Nikolas
8 Joshua
9 Zack, Zachary, Zachery, Zackary, Zackery, Zakary, Zakery
10 Samuel
11 Ryan
12 Noah
13 Benjamin
14 Michael, Michaël, Micheal, Mickael, Mikael
15 Justin

The variation in spellings is partly because of the effect of Quebec

In my children's age group the trend seems to be to name your children after old fashioned professions - Tanner, Cooper etc, or any variation along the lines of Braydon/Caden/Brennon/Brandon. Cubs etc can get quite confusing!

lilysam Wed 07-Oct-09 12:09:09

Very interesting stuff....Noah is a current favourtie of mine and its so high up on some of these lists smile

Here's alist of 2008 for countries around the world here

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