Popular Baby Names in the Netherlands, 2020

According to the Netherlands’ Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB), the most popular baby names in the country in 2020 were (again) Emma and Noah.

Here are the Netherlands’ top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2020:

Girl Names (Meisjesnamen)

  1. Emma, 685 baby girls
  2. Julia, 665 (tie)
  3. Mila, 665 (tie)
  4. Tess, 660
  5. Sophie, 647
  6. Zoë, 622
  7. Sara, 571
  8. Nora, 561
  9. Yara, 531
  10. Eva, 510

Boy Names (Jongensnamen)

  1. Noah, 825 baby boys
  2. Sem, 645
  3. Sam, 638
  4. Liam, 617 (tie)
  5. Lucas, 617 (tie)
  6. Daan, 614
  7. Finn, 597
  8. Levi, 582
  9. Luuk, 579
  10. Mees, 578

In the girls’ top 10, Nora, Yara, and Eva replace Anna, Evi, and Saar.

In the boys’ top 10, Sam and Mees replace James and Milan.

Sources: The Netherlands’ most popular baby names in 2020, De populairste namen | Kindernamen | SVB

2 thoughts on “Popular Baby Names in the Netherlands, 2020

  1. The top 10 names that you have shown here are a bit skewed since Sociale Verzekeringsbank decided to do away, for the most part, with separate girl and boy lists. However, according to one longtime Dutch BtN user who contacted the SVB about this and requested for separate boy+girl data (see https://www.behindthename.com/bb/fact/5222582), they have received criticism for this and are already thinking about doing things different next year.
    The separate boy and girl top 500 lists are now up on Behind the Name (https://www.behindthename.com/top/lists/netherlands/2020), so this is what the top 10 really looks like for 2020:
    1. Noah (807) / Emma (685)
    2. Sem (637) / Julia* (665)
    3. Liam* (617) / Mila* (665)
    4. Lucas* (617) / Tess (660)
    5. Daan (610) / Sophie (647)
    6. Finn (597) / Zoë (621)
    7. Levi (580) / Sara (571)
    8. Luuk (579) / Nora (561)
    9. Mees (566) / Yara (531)
    10. James (563) / Eva (510)

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