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Subject: #1 Names from Around the World (EDITED)
Author: erb816   (Authenticated as erb816)
Date: October 8, 2012 at 12:13:21 PM
Okay, so besides the #1 names in America (Jacob & Sophia), I decided to compile a list of the most recent data of all the countries on BtN. This is what I've come up with (year is 2011 unless otherwise noted):

Armenia 2010: Narek and Mane^
Austria: Lukas & Sara^
Belgium: Noah & Emma (2008 - wow, they haven't updated in a few years!)
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Tarik and Amina^
British Columbia, Canada: Liam and Emma^
Chile: Benjamin & Martina (2006)
Croatia: Luka & Lana (2009)
Denmark: William and Emma^
England & Wales: Harry and Amelia^
Finland:^
*****Finnish-speaking: Elias & Sofia
*****Swedish-speaking: Elias and Emil (tie) & Ida
France: Nathan & Emma (2010)
Germany: Ben & Mia^
Greenland 2000-2003: Malik and Pipaluk^
Hungary: Bence & Hanna
Iceland 2010: Aron and Emilía/Emelía^
Ireland: Jack & Sophie (2010)
*****Northern Ireland: also Jack & Sophie (2010)
Israel 2008:^
*****Jewish: Noam and Noa
*****Muslim: Muhammad and Khala
Italy: Francesco & Sofia (2010)
Netherlands: Daan & Emma
New South Wales, Australia: William & Chloe
New Zealand 2011: Joshua and Emma^
Norway: Emil & Emma
Poland: Jakub & Julia (2009)
Scotland: Jack & Sophie
Serbia 2003-2005: Nikola and Milica^
Slovenia: Luka & Eva (2010)
Spain: Daniel & Lucia (2010)
*****Catalonia: Marc & Martina (2010)
Sweden: William & Alice
Switzerland:^
*****German-speaking: Leon and Mia
*****French-speaking: Gabriel and Emma
*****Italian-speaking: Mattia and Giulia
*****Romansh-speaking: Flurin and Anna

^ - edited


A few things surprise me from this list:
1. Jack and Sophie appear to be *extremely* popular among the Celtic.
2. There were a few instances, like with England & Wales and Norway, where the top male and female names were variants of one another, or at least strikingly similar. (This was truer before the edits.)
3. There is not only a certain uniformity of the most popular names among most of the Anglophone cultures here, but there appears to be a strong Anglophone influence on names in Scandinavia. (Denmark particularly surprised me.)

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