How popular is the baby name Noa in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Noa and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Noa.
According to data released earlier this week by Israel’s Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), the top three most popular baby names in the country overall in 2015 were:
- Yosef (used for male babies — both Muslim and Jewish)
- Ariel (used for Jewish babies — both male and female)
The top baby names for Jewish babies specifically were Noa and Noam:
Girl Names (Jewish)
Boy Names (Jewish)
The CBS also reported that the boy names Dror, Yagel/Yigal, and Alroi/Elroi/Elroy each saw a sharp rise in usage in 2015.
The top baby names for Muslim babies specifically were Maryam and Mohammad:
Girl Names (Muslim)
Boy Names (Muslim)
The 2012 rankings for Israel are pretty similar.
Sources: Mohammad & Noa 2015’s most common names for newborns, Most popular Jewish names: Noam for a boy and Noa for a girl, What were the most popular names for boys and girls in 2015?
Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority recently released decade-by-decade lists of the most popular Jewish baby names in Israel since the establishment of the state (in mid-1948).
||Top 3 Girl Names
||Top 3 Boy Names
||Esther, Rachel, Sarah
||Moshe, Yosef, Avraham
||Rachel, Esther, Ronit
||Yosef, Moshe, Avraham
||Michal, Keren, Merav
||Moshe, David, Yosef
||Michal, Adi, Moran
||Moshe, David, Roei
||Eden, Sapir, Adi
||Daniel, David, Moshe
||Noa, Shira, Yael
||Daniel, Itay, Uri
|2010s so far
||Shira, Noa, Tamar
||Itay, Uri, Noam
In 5775, the top names for Jewish babies in Israel were Tamar and Ori (aka Uri).
Source: Israel’s most popular names by decade
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:
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
According to data from Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority, the most popular Jewish baby names in Israel for the Hebrew calendar year 5775 (September 25, 2014, to September 13, 2015) were Tamar and Ori.
The other top names were…
The top Jewish names for the previous year, 5774, were Tamar and Yosef.
(This list doesn’t include the names of Muslim babies and Christian babies born in Israel.)
Source: 5775: How Many Were Born and What Are the Most Common Names?
According to data from the Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (Association for German Language), the most popular baby names in Germany in 2014 were Hanna/Hannah and Luis/Louis.
Here are the country’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2014:
Last year’s top names were Mia and Ben. On the girls’ list, Lea/Leah replaces Johanna (now ranked 12th). On the boys’ list, Maximilian replaces Finn/Fin/Fynn (now ranked 11th).
Here are the top baby names in Germany for 2013, 2012 and 2010.
UPDATE, 5/7: Replaced the original rankings in this post (which mixed firsts and middles) with the rankings above (which is first names only). Thanks, Diane!
Sources: GfdS (2014), GfdS (2013)
The top Hebrew baby names in Israel were announced a few days ago.
According to data from the Population and Immigration Authority, the most popular Hebrew baby names for the Hebrew Calendar year 5774 (September 5, 2013, to September 24, 2014) were Tamar and Yosef.
The rest of the top ten:
Last year’s top Hebrew names were Noa and Noam, according to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. (Later this year, the CBS will release all 3 sets of baby name rankings: Jewish, Muslim and Christian).
Source: Psst! The most popular boy’s name in Israel in 5774 was really Mohammed
What are the top baby names in Spain?
According to data from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística, the most popular baby names last year were Lucia and Hugo.
Here are Spain’s top 20 girl names and top 20 boy names of 2013:
I found this list via Name News by Clare, who said:
So many names I’d never have guessed (and, in some cases, have never heard of) here, like Alvaro, Ainhoa, Aitana, Leire, Nerea, and Ainara.
I agree. I also didn’t expect to see the boy names Aitor (35th), Asier (58th) or Unai (60th). Or the girl name Africa, which was 68th — way more common in Spain than here.
(Aitana, Leire, Nerea, and Ainara ranked 26th, 28th, 31st and 29th for girls, respectively.)
I haven’t blogged about the top names in Spain before, but I did have a post about the top names in Catalonia last year. Weirdly, I looked up Unai for that post — it’s Basque and means “cowherd.”
Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística (via Name News, via Nomes e mais nomes)