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Popularity of the Baby Name Celine

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Popular Baby Names in Sweden, 2014

According to data from Statistics Sweden, the most popular baby names in Sweden in 2014 were Elsa and Lucas.

Here are Sweden’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2014:

Girl Names Boy Names
1. Elsa, 850 baby girls
2. Alice, 806
3. Maja, 732
4. Agnes, 673
5. Lilly, 646
6. Olivia, 626
7. Julia, 610
8. Ebba, 603
9. Linnea, 594
10. Molly, 579
1. Lucas, 860 baby boys
2. William, 851
3. Oscar, 805
4. Oliver, 754
5. Liam, 728
6. Elias, 721
7. Hugo, 696
8. Vincent, 641
9. Charlie, 634
10. Alexander, 630

Though they didn’t make it obvious, the names above actually represent combined spellings.

So do you think Elsa, which ranked 3rd in 2013, hit #1 last year thanks to the movie Frozen? Here are the numbers for Elsa (that spelling only) over the last 5 years:

  • 2014: 841 babies named Elsa in Sweden
  • 2013: 762
  • 2012: 750
  • 2011: 716
  • 2010: 719

Sweden also puts out lists of baby names that are rising the fastest…

Rising girl names Rising boy names
1. Luna
2. Elisa
3. Celine
4. Elise
5. Amelia
1. Ebbe
2. Harry
3. Loui
4. Dante
5. Otto

…and falling the fastest.

Falling girl names Falling boy names
1. Minna
2. Ronja
3. Emma
4. Svea
5. Ella
1. Simon
2. Olle
3. Anton
4. Jonathan
5. Milo

Could the rise of Elisa and Elise be attributable to Elsa?

Source: Name Statistics – Statistics Sweden

Most Popular Baby Names in Israel, 2012

Israel recently released three lists of popular baby names.

According to the Central Bureau for Statistics, the country’s top names last year were:

  • Noam and Noa for Jewish babies,
  • Mohammad and Maryam for Muslim babies, and
  • George and Maria for Christian babies.

Here are more of the most popular baby names of 2012 within each religious group:


Top Girl Names Top Boy Names
1. Noa
2. Shira
3. Tamar
4. Talia
5. Maya
6. Yael
7. Sarah
8. Adele/Edel
9. Ayala
10. Michal
1. Noam
2. Uri/Ori
3. Itai
4. Yosef
5. David
6. Yehonatan
7. Daniel
8. Ariel
9. Moshe
10. Eitan

The Jewish names above were listed in my source article, but the Muslim and Christian names below (beyond the #1 names) I had to translate from Hebrew using various online tools/dictionaries, so they might not be perfect.


Top Girl Names Top Boy Names
1. Maryam
2. Linn
3. Rahaf
4. Lian
5. Rimas
6. Hala
7. Nur
8. Bisan
9. Malek
10. Aya
1. Mohammad
2. Ahmed
3. Mahmad
4. Yosef
5. Adam
6. Abd
7. Omar
8. Ali
9. Mahmoud
10. Amir


Top Girl Names Top Boy Names
1. Maria
2. Celine
3. Aline
4. Maya
5. Nur
6. Lian
7. Miriam
8. Natalie
9. Tala
10. Miral
1. George
2. Elias
3. Majd
4. Daniel
5. Joseph
6. Hana
7. Julian
8. Charbel
9. Jude
10. Emir

A few years ago, a group of Israeli rabbis released a list of names they thought should be off-limits to Jewish children. Ariel, the 8th most popular name for Jewish baby boys last year, was on their forbidden name list. :)

Sources: Noa, Noam top baby names for 2012, Central Bureau of Statistics

Celine Dion’s Twin Boys Eddy and Nelson

Celine Dion and her husband René welcomed twins Eddy and Nelson a little more than a week ago. Here’s why they were named Eddy and Nelson:

The name “Eddy” comes from Eddy Marnay, who produced the singer’s first five records. “He was like a father to her,” says Dion’s rep. “Eddy is a major influence in both Céline and René’s lives.”

Nelson is named after Nelson Mandela, whom Dion met two years ago while kicking off her world tour in South Africa. “René said that in just the few minutes they were able to spend with him, they were impressed by the human being he is,” says the rep.

“Céline and René want their children to be inspired by their names, because they were so inspired by these men,” the rep adds.

I wish more people (celebs especially!) were this thoughtful about the baby names they chose.

Celine and René’s eldest son, René-Charles, was born in 2001. (Charles was the name of Dion’s paternal grandfather.)

Source: People

Baby Name Needed – Girl Name that Goes with Elizabeth

A reader named Jill is expecting her third child (her second girl) and is having a hard time coming up with a name. She’s looking for something that:

  • Goes well with Elizabeth as a middle name,
  • Is easy to spell,
  • Isn’t trendy,
  • Isn’t gender neutral,
  • Doesn’t start with the letter “K,” and
  • Doesn’t start with a letter that would cause the initials to spell something questionable. [The only letter I could come up with for this was “M,” to avoid M.E.H.]

Jill and her husband were set on the name Scarlet…until it was chosen by a family member. They also liked Bronwyn for a time, but Jill isn’t as keen on it anymore.

Here are some of the ideas I had:


Do you think any of the above fit particularly well with Elizabeth? What other names would you suggest to Jill?

Need a Laugh? Try the First Name Report Card

Maryanna Korwitts, a so-called “professional nameologist,” is now offering First Name Report Cards. Here’s what the report card for Nancy says:

* Health: B+
* Financial Potential: B+
* Professional/Job Success: A-
* Relationship/Compatibility: B
* Charisma/Sex Appeal: A
* Communication Ability: A

Also, I share my “first name vibration with the likes of Celine Dion, Denzel Washington and Ellen DeGeneres.” (Interesting! Who knew names vibrated.)

This reminds me of the equally ridiculous name descriptions offered by the Kabalarians, who have had a name site up since at least the late ’90s. Their page on Nancy includes brilliant nuggets like:

This name inclines you to be sympathetic and generous to those in difficult or unfortunate circumstances.

You can be firm, positive, and independent in your own ideas and in reaching your own decisions, yet when it comes to taking action or following things through to completion, you often need encouragement.

Forer Effect, anyone?

(The report card site was an excellent find by Nancy Friedman of Fritinancy. She learned about it via Tate Linden of Thingnamer.)