According to data from Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB), the most popular baby names in the Netherlands in 2015 were Emma and Liam.
Here are the Netherlands’ top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2015:
|Baby Girl Names
||Baby Boy Names
2. Sem (a form of Shem)
On the girls’ list, Lotte replaces Isa (which fell from 6th place to 20th).
On the boys’ list, Jesse replaces Bram (which fell from 2nd place to 13th).
Another significant mover of the boys’ list was Liam itself. Liam ranked 17th in 2013, then 9th in 2014, and finally 1st in 2015.
Other names bestowed last year in the Netherlands include Goodluck, Dikshit, Lovelace, Genius, Narbys-Lenay, Rooney, Amen, Islam, Jood, Godmother, Eh, and You.
The top names in 2014 were Sophie and Daan. In 2013, they were Tess and Sem.
Sources: Kindernamen top 20 – SVB, Emma and Liam are most popular Dutch kids names, but what about little Eh?
UPDATE, Nov. 2016: According to Amsterdam University researchers, who took combined spellings into account, the top names of 2015 were Sarah and Luuk. My source didn’t offer the researchers’ full top 10 lists, but here’s what I took from the article:
Source: Sarah and Luuk are the most popular Dutch baby names, say university researchers