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Popularity of the Baby Name Mikael

Number of Babies Named Mikael

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Popular Baby Names in Iceland, 2016

According to Statistics Iceland, the most popular baby names in the country in 2016 were Emilía and Alexander.

Here are Iceland’s top 3 girl names and top 3 boy names of 2016:

Girl Names
1. Emilía
2. Emma
3. Elísabet

Boy Names
1. Alexander
2. Aron
3. Mikael

In 2014, the top two names were Margret and Aron.

“The most popular 200 names in Iceland are given names of around 80% of the population.”

In terms of middle names, the most common choice for girls is María and the top choice for boys is Þór (a form of Thor).

Source: Alexander and Emilia the most popular names for newborns


Finnish Baby Named After Donald Duck

Finnish professional golfers Minea Blomqvist and Roope Kakko welcomed their first child, a baby boy, back on the last day of March. They were going to name their son Elmeri Mikael, but right after he was born they threw in a third name–Aku, in honor of Donald Duck.

Huh?

Well, Donald Duck is something of a cultural icon in Finland, thanks to the much-loved, 60-year-old comic book Aku Ankka (that’s Donald Duck’s Finnish name). In fact, Aku Ankka is Finland’s most popular weekly publication.

The baby’s birth-date, 31 March (European style), immediately reminded Minea of Aku Ankka’s license plate, 313. So she and Roope added Aku to their son’s name, making it Elmeri Aku Mikael, nn Elmo.

Kinda fitting, as Roope and Minni (Minea’s nn) are the Finnish names of Scrooge McDuck and Minnie Mouse. (No word on whether Elmeri was inspired by Elmer Fudd, but somehow I don’t think so.)

Also, I should mention that Aku isn’t the Finnish form of Donald. (I don’t believe there is a Finnish form of Donald. Donaldi? Probably not.) Aku just goes well with ankka, the Finnish word for duck. Aku is short for Aukusti, the Finnish form of Augustus.

Sources: A baby boy for Minea Blomqvist, Fun with Google Translate, Minea Blomqvist tekee rankkaa paluuta viheriöille (Finnish)