How popular is the baby name Svea in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Svea and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Svea.
According to data from Statistics Sweden, the most popular baby names in Sweden in 2014 were Elsa and Lucas.
Here are Sweden’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2014:
1. Elsa, 850 baby girls
2. Alice, 806
3. Maja, 732
4. Agnes, 673
5. Lilly, 646
6. Olivia, 626
7. Julia, 610
8. Ebba, 603
9. Linnea, 594
10. Molly, 579
1. Lucas, 860 baby boys
2. William, 851
3. Oscar, 805
4. Oliver, 754
5. Liam, 728
6. Elias, 721
7. Hugo, 696
8. Vincent, 641
9. Charlie, 634
10. Alexander, 630
Though they didn’t make it obvious, the names above actually represent combined spellings.
So do you think Elsa, which ranked 3rd in 2013, hit #1 last year thanks to the movie Frozen? Here are the numbers for Elsa (that spelling only) over the last 5 years:
- 2014: 841 babies named Elsa in Sweden
- 2013: 762
- 2012: 750
- 2011: 716
- 2010: 719
Sweden also puts out lists of baby names that are rising the fastest…
|Rising girl names
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…and falling the fastest.
|Falling girl names
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Could the rise of Elisa and Elise be attributable to Elsa?
Source: Name Statistics – Statistics Sweden
When you sign your first name, you use one hand. But when you type it, chances are you need to use both hands — even if your name is a short as Emma, Gus or Ty.
Have you ever wondered which names can be touch-typed on the standard QWERTY keyboard with one hand only? Me too, so I came up with some lists. Let’s check out the left-handed names first, since there are a lot more of them, then right-handed names.
Left-Handed Baby Names
- Ace, Ada, Asa, Ava
- Babette, Barbara, Barrett, Baxter, Bess, Bette, Brad, Brett
- Cade, Caesar, Cara, Carter, Casara, Case, Cass, Cesar
- Dara, Dave, Dax, Debra, Dee, Dessa, Dexter, Drew
- Ed, Edgar, Edward, Egas, Esta, Etta, Eva, Eve, Everard, Everett, Evette, Ezra
- Freeda, Fred, Fredda
- Gage, Garret, Garrett, Gerard, Grace, Greg, Greta, Grete, Gretta
- Rebeca, Rebecca, Reece, Reed, Reese, Retta, Reva, Rex
- Sabra, Sage, Sara, Steve, Stewart, Svea
- Tad, Ted, Tara, Tate, Tera, Teresa, Tess, Tessa, Tex, Trace, Tracee
- Vera, Vesta, Vester
- Wade, Wafa, Ward, Wes
- Zada, Zara, Zed
How funny is it that Dexter, which comes directly from the Latin word for “right,” is typed with the left hand only?
Right-Handed Baby Names
- Jill, Jim, Jimi, Jimmy, Jin, Jo, John, Johnny, Jon, Joni, Joy, Juho, Juli, Julio, Jun, Juno
- Kiki, Kim, Kimi, Kimiko, Kimmy, Kimo, Kip, Kiyoko, Kojo, Kollin, Kumiko, Kyou
- Lili, Lilly, Lilou, Lily, Lin, Lino, Loni, Lonny, Lou, Lulu, Lyn, Lynn
- Miki, Mikki, Mikko, Milly, Milo, Mimi, Min, Minh, Miyu, Molly, Momoko
- Nik, Nikhil, Niki, Nikki, Niko, Nikol, Nikon, Nuno
- Olli, Olujimi, Om
- Phil, Philip, Phillip, Pio, Polly, Poppy
- Yoko, Yuko, Yumi, Yumiko
I realize that QWERTY “handedness” is not a major baby-naming factor for most people, but I do think it would be cute to pair a one-handed name with another one-handed name — maybe a surname (Teresa Garza, Phillip Hill) or a twin name (Edward & John, Grace & Lily, Zara & Milo). What do you think?