Popular Baby Names in Ukraine

Ukraine’s Minister of Justice recently announced the most popular baby names in Ukraine. I can’t give you the rankings (because they weren’t included in the press release, oddly) but here are some of the baby names that were mentioned:

Boy Names Girl Names
Andriy
Arseniy
Artem
Artur
Bohdan
Daniil (Danylo)
David
Denis
Dmytro
Gleb
Ilya
Ivan
Kyrylo
Marc
Maxim
Mykhaylo
Mykola
Mykyta
Nazar
Oleksandr
Pavlo
Serhiy
Timur
Tymofiy
Vadym
Victor
Vitaliy
Yegor
Yevgeniy
Yuriy
Alina
Anastasia
Angelina
Anna (Hanna)
Arina
Cristina (Hrystyna)
Darya (Daryna)
Diana
Elizabeth
Eva
Iryna
Karina
Kateryna
Maria
Oleksandra
Olga
Polina
Sofia
Tatiana
Valeria
Veronica
Victoria
Yana
Yulia

Sources: The most popular names in Ukraine were Anastasia and Maxim, Most popular baby names in Ukraine

2 Responses to Popular Baby Names in Ukraine

  1. Love Oleksandra. I’m not an Alexandra/Alexis/other Alex nicknamed girl names fan, but this one I do like. I always wondered how Oleg came about…I guess it’s originally a nickname for Olegsandr/Oleksandr that split off. And Olga probably is related to that too….I always wanted to use Olga and was shot down the moment I found out I was pregnant!! I wonder if I would have managed better with Oleksandra.

  2. I find it interesting that the girls names follow a lot of the same trends as in the U.S. (and mostly have common English equivalents) while the boys names don’t as much.

    I’m always surprised that Paula/Paulette/Pauline/Paulina aren’t more popular in the U.S. when their variants are used extensively around the world.

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