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According to data from the government of Romania, the popular baby names in the country in 2016 were Maria and Andrei.
Here are Romania’s top girl names and top boy names of 2016:
One of my sources quoted Romanian sociologist Alfred Bulai as saying that the Russian baby name Nadia — otherwise rare in Romania — saw a big spike in usage in the ’70s thanks to Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci.
A Civil Code enacted in 2009 prohibits Romanian parents from bestowing baby names that are defamatory, ridiculous, or that refer to objects or places.
Sources: Digi24, Romania Insider
According to an article published in late January by Moldovan news site Publika TV, the most popular baby names in Moldova in 2016 were Sofia and David.
The article was hard to interpret, but here’s my guess at Moldova’s top girl names and top boy names of 2016:
4. Artiom (…which is based on the name of Greek goddess Artemis)
5. Ion (…looks molecular, but it’s actually a form of John)
The top names in 2014 were Sofia and Maxim.
Source: Most popular baby names chosen by Moldovans in 2016
According to data from the Civil Status Service, the most popular baby names in Moldova in 2014 were Sofia and Maxim.
Here are Moldova’s top 4 girl names and top 5 boy names of 2014:
|Top Girl Names
||Top Boy Names
1. Sofia, 846 baby girls
2. Anastasia, 787
3. Daria, 700
4. Maria, 676
1. Maxim, 904 baby boys
2. David, 884
3. Alexandru, 731
4. Artiom, 700
5. Ion, 683
My source article also listed some examples of uncommon names bestowed in 2014:
|Unusual Girl Names
||Unusual Boy Names
These rankings are a bit out of date, but I’ve never posted rankings for Moldova before, so I figure something is better than nothing.
Source: Most popular names given to Moldovan children in 2014
Alexandru and Livia Ionce of British Colombia welcomed their 18th child last week. They now have 10 girls and 8 boys:
23 years old
23 months old
6 days old
The parents, originally from Romania, immigrated to Canada in 1990. They’ve been married 24 years.
I think they chose some great names for their kids. I do wonder, though, if things ever got confusing for Alexandru (father), Alexandra (child #2) and Alex (child #6).
Source: Parents proud of record 18th baby