Sweden’s top baby names have been released. The winners are Oscar and Maja (which is pronounced like Maia/Maya).
Here are the top ten boy names:
- Oscar (1,108 baby boys) – nearly 1.9% of all baby boys
- William (1,032)
- Lucas (1,026) – former #1
- Elias (888)
- Alexander (887)
- Hugo (873)
- Oliver (810)
- Theo (804) – new to the top 10
- Liam (782) – new to the top 10
- Leo (764) – new to the top 10
The three names that dropped out of the boys’ top ten were Erik, Victor, and Axel.
Newbies to the top 100 were Frank, Ebbe, Elvin, Julian and Ivar. Drop-outs were Dante, Mattias, Jesper, Dennis and Ruben.
The boy names that made the biggest jumps from 2009 to 2010 were Frank, Elvin and Milo. Those suffering the biggest drops were Carl, Marcus and Jonathan.
And here are the top ten girl names:
- Maja (895 baby girls) – 1.6% of all baby girls
- Alice (867) – former #1
- Julia (823)
- Linnéa (750)
- Wilma (742)
- Ella (737)
- Elsa (724)
- Emma (722)
- Alva (711)
- Olivia (703) – new to the top 10
The one name that dropped out of the girls’ top ten was Ebba.
Newbies to the top 100 were Tove, Minna, Majken, Annie, Juni, Hedvig and Novalie. Drops-outs were Malva, Victoria, Fanny, Alexandra, Rut, Miranda and Johanna.
The girl names that made the biggest jumps from 2009 to 2010 were Tove, Minna and Novalie. Those suffering the biggest drops were Kajsa, Emelie and Cornelia.
Source: Oscar and Maja most popular names in 2010 (StatisticsSweden press release)