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Popularity of the Baby Name Elif


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Popular Baby Names in Turkey, 2019

According to Turkey’s General Directorate of Civil Registration and Citizenship, the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were Zeynep and Yusuf.

Here are Turkey’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019:

Girl Names

  1. Zeynep, 13,420 baby girls
  2. Elif, 8,586
  3. Defne, 6,886
  4. Asel
  5. Azra
  6. Eylül
  7. Ebrar
  8. Asya
  9. Öykü
  10. Ecrin

Boy Names

  1. Yusuf, 8,816 baby boys
  2. Eymen, 7,713
  3. Miraç, 6,857
  4. Ömer Asaf
  5. Ömer
  6. Mustafa
  7. Kerem
  8. Miran
  9. Hamza
  10. Emir

The last set of rankings I posted for Turkey was the 2015 rankings, which also had Zeynep and Yusuf at the top.

Sources: Nearly 1.2 million babies born in Turkey in 2019, Zeynep and Yusuf top list of popular baby names in Turkey for 2019

Popular Baby Names in Turkey, 2015

According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, the most popular baby names in Turkey in 2015 were Zeynep and Yusuf.

Here are Turkey’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2015:

Girl Names Boy Names
1. Zeynep
2. Elif
3. Hiranur
4. Miray
5. Ecrin
6. Zehra
7. Eylül
8. Azra
9. Defne
10. Nehir
1. Yusuf
2. Eymen
3. Mustafa
4. Ömer
5. Berat
6. Miraç
7. Ayaz
8. Ahmet
9. Mehmet
10. Muhammed

In the girls’ top 10, Defne replaces Yağmur. (Defne, in 25th place in 2014, was popularized by the Turkish TV show Kiralık Aşk according to Maybe it is Daijirō.)

In the boys’ top 10, Ayaz replaces Emir.

Source: Turkish Statistical Institute

Most Popular Baby Names in Turkey, 2014

According to data from the Turkish Statistical Institute, the most popular baby names in Turkey in 2014 were Zeynep and Yusuf.

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

Girl Names Boy Names
1. Zeynep
2. Elif
3. Hiranur
4. Yağmur
5. Ecrin
6. Zehra
7. Azra
8. Miray
9. Nehir
10. Eylül
1. Yusuf
2. Berat
3. Mustafa
4. Ömer
5. Ahmet
6. Eymen
7. Muhammed
8. Miraç
9. Mehmet
10. Emir

Miray and Eylül are new to the girls’ top 10. They replace Nisanur and Belinay.

In the boys’ top 10, Miraç replaces Emirhan.

Sources: Statistics on Child, 2014, Statistics on Child, 2013, Yusuf, Zeynep Turkey’s favorite baby names last year (Thank you to Skizzo for the Turkey list!)

Popular Baby Names in Poland, 2013

Poland’s top baby names of 2013 were announced a couple of weeks ago.

According to provisional data from the country’s Ministry of the Interior, the most popular baby names last year were Lena and Jakub.

Here are Poland’s projected top 20 girl names and top 20 boy names of 2013:

Girl Names Boy Names
1. Lena
2. Julia
3. Zuzanna
4. Maja
5. Zofia
6. Amelia
7. Hanna
8. Aleksandra
9. Wiktoria
10. Natalia
11. Oliwia
12. Alicja
13. Nikola
14. Maria
15. Emilia
16. Anna
17. Nadia
18. Gabriela
19. Martyna
20. Antonina
1. Jakub
2. Kacper
3. Filip
4. Szymon
5. Jan
6. Antoni
7. Michał
8. Wojciech
9. Mateusz
10. Bartosz
11. Adam
12. Franciszek
13. Piotr
14. Aleksander
15. Mikołaj
16. Wiktor
17. Igor
18. Marcel
19. Dawid
20. Alan

Baby names that increased in popularity last year include Antonina, Iga, Liliana, Maksymilian, Stanisław and Zofia.

The rare baby names mentioned in the press release were Jessika, Leah, Nathalie, Raisa, Vivian, Collin, Jack, Philipp, Yasin, Elif, Emi, Kenza, Zoya, Mieczysław, Siemowit, Witalij and Wadim.

Source: Lena i Jakub – to najpopularniejsze imiona mijającego roku