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Popularity of the Baby Name Knud

Number of Babies Named Knud

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Knud

Popular Baby Names in Germany, 2015

According to data from the Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (Association for German Language), the most popular baby names in Germany in 2015 were Mia and Jonas.

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

Girl Names Boy Names
1. Mia
2. Emma
3. Hanna/Hannah
4. Sophia/Sofia
5. Anna
6. Emilia
7. Mila
8. Lea/Leah
9. Lina
10. Lena
1. Jonas
2. Maximilian
3. Ben
4. Luca/Luka
5. Leon/Léon
6. Louis/Luis
7. Lukas/Lucas
8. Elias
9. Felix
10. Noah/Noa

In the girls’ top 10, Mila replaces Marie. In the boys’ top 10, Elias replaces Paul.

Hanna/Hannah and Luis/Louis were the #1 names (and Jonas was down in 7th) in 2014.

One interesting baby name bestowed in Germany in 2015 was “Gretchen Schneewittchen,” or “Gretchen Snow White,” discovered by name researcher Knud Bielefeld. It may have been inspired by Grimm World, the Brothers Grimm museum that opened in Kassel, Germany, in 2015.

Finally, did you know that about 1,000 new baby names are approved in Germany every year?

Sources: GfdS (2015), Germans turn to Star Wars for baby names


Which Olympic Names Will Get the Gold?

A reader named Knud compiled a cool list of the most common first names among this year’s Olympic athletes.

Here are the top male names, followed by the number of athletes with each name:

David
Michael
Daniel
Peter
Robert
Juan
Carlos
Thomas
Alexander, Christian, Ivan & Jose (tie)
Chris, James, Mark & Martin (tie)
66
41
40
39
36
34
29
28
26
24

And here are the top female names:

Maria
Anna
Olga
Elena
Natalia
Sarah
Tatiana
Irina & Laura (tie)
Ana
Svetlana
64
42
32
30
28
26
21
20
19
17

The names in boldface are the medalists, of course. :)

Thanks, Knud!