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Subject: The 20 most popular names in Greece
Author: Pavlos   (Authenticated as Pavlos)
Date: August 23, 2010 at 9:14:52 AM
For lack of rigorous statistical data, here are two surveys I found on the 'net:

Ladies first: According to a sample of 20,000 women, published at http://users.sch.gr/kassetas/names1.htm

Rank Name Percent

1 Maria 10.6
2 Eleni / Helen 7.1
3 Aiketerine / Catherine 5.2
4 Baslikike / Vasiliki 3.8
5 Sofia 3.1
6 Aggeliki / Angelica 2.7
7 Georgia 2.6
8 Anastasia 2.4
9 Evangelia / Evangeline 2.3
10 Demetra / Demeter 2.2
11 Eirene / Irene 2.2
12 Anna 2.1
13 Panagiota 1.9
14 Ioanna / Joanna 1.8
15 Konstantina / Constance 1.7
16 Despoina 1.5
17 Calliope 1.4
18 Alexandra 1.3
19 Kyriake / Dominique 1.2
20 Paraskevi 1.2

It is interesting to note that 3/10 Greek women have one of the top 5 names, over 40% have the top 15 and almost 60% have to top 20.

Boys next: According to a sample of 60,000 women, published at htthttp://greeksurnames.blogspot.com:

Rank Name Percent
1 Georgios / George 11.1
2 Ioannis / John 8.55
3 Konstantinos / Constantive 7.97
4 Dimitris 7.65
5 Nicholaos / Nicholas 6.93
6 Panagiotis 4.71
7 Vasilis / Basil 3.60
8 Chrisos / Chris 3.56
9 Athanasios ÁèáíÜóéïò 2.42
10 Michael 2.27
11 Evangelos 1.98
12 Spiros 1.97
13 Antonis / Anthony 1.87
14 Anastasios 1.64
15 Theodoros / Theodore 1.57
16 Andreas / Andrew 1.54
17 Charalampos 1.54
18 Alexandros / Alexander 1.45
19 Emmanuel 1.37
20 Elias 1.34

For boys the distribution is even mor skewed! Over 40% of Greeks have one of the top 5 names, almost 60% have one of the top 10 and over 75% have one of the top 20.

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