Yesterday we looked at some of the latest girl name data, so today let’s check in on the 2019 boy names…
Here are the most popular boy names overall:
Liam, 20,502 baby boys
Ethan kicked Logan out of the top 10 last year. (Logan is now ranked 16th.)
The boy names that saw the largest increases in usage in terms of absolute numbers of babies were…
Brooks, increased by 1,114 babies
The boy names that saw the largest increases in usage in terms of relative numbers of babies were…
Ermias, increased by 3360%
Ermias was the legal first name of rapper Nipsey Hussle (who died on March 31, 2019).
Sekani was the name of a young character in the film The Hate U Give (2018).
Amenadiel is a character on the TV series Lucifer.
Ezran is the name of a character on the Netflix series The Dragon Prince. (Ezran debuted in the data in 2018, the year the show started airing.)
Taysom Hill is a professional football player with the New Orleans Saints.
Here are the boy names that debuted most impressively in the 2019 data:
Armias, debuted with 54 baby boys
Armias and Sakani are spelling variants of Ermias and Sekani (above).
Izhaan is a celebrity baby: Izhaan Mirza Malik was born in October of 2018 to Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik.
Jardani could be from Jardani Jovonovich, the “real” name of popular movie character John Wick…?
The boy names that saw the largest decreases in usage in terms of absolute numbers of babies were…
Logan, decreased by 1,911 babies
The boy names that saw the largest decreases in usage in terms of relative numbers of babies were Nomar and Gianlucas (tied at -73%), and the boy name that saw the steepest drop off the list was Stephano (from 21 babies in 2018 to fewer than 5 in 2019).
If you can explain any of these rises (or drops), please leave a comment!
According to Statistics Denmark, the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were Emma and William.
Here are Denmark’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019:
Emma, 486 baby girls
Clara, 438 (tie)
Freja, 438 (tie)
William, 568 baby boys
In the girls’ top 10, Agnes and Olivia replace Josefine and Ida. Notably, Ida dropped from first place in 2018 all the way down to thirteenth place in 2019. The last time Ida was outside the top 10 was in 2001.
In the boys’ top 10, Karl, Arthur and August replace Carl, Victor, and Valdemar. (Yes, I double checked: “Carl,” which appeared in the rankings from 1998 to 2018, was replaced by “Karl” in the 2019 rankings. I don’t know why.)
In the girls’ top 50, Molly, Leonora, Merle and Mynte replace Caroline, Johanne, Naja and Vigga.
In the boys’ top 50, Matheo, Erik and Walter replace Laurits, Sebastian and Philip.
According to Transparência do Registro Civil (part of ARPEN Brasil), the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were Enzo Gabriel and Maria Eduarda.
Here are Brazil’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019:
Maria Eduarda, 12,063 baby girls
Maria Clara, 10,751
Maria Cecilia, 9,570
Maria Julia, 9,448
Maria Luiza, 9,132
Ana Clara, 8,452
Maria Alice, 8,388
Ana Julia, 8,232
Enzo Gabriel, 16,672 baby boys
João Miguel, 15,082
Pedro Henrique, 11,103
João Pedro, 8,372
João Lucas, 6,557
Davi Lucas, 6,543
Davi Lucca, 6,010
These rankings are based on provisional data covering 2019 up to December 19th. (By that date, 4,472,331 babies had been born in Brazil, which is currently the 6th-most-populated country in the world.)
I’ve never posted the Brazilian rankings before, but other sources says that the top two names (Maria Eduarda and Enzo Gabriel) were the same in 2018.