Popular baby names in the Netherlands, 2011

Flag of the Netherlands
Flag of the Netherlands

Last year, over 92,000 baby boys and nearly 88,000 baby girls were born in the Netherlands. The top baby names were…

Girl Names

  1. Emma
  2. Julia
  3. Sophie (2010’s #1)
  4. Lotte
  5. Isa
  6. Lisa
  7. Sara
  8. Lieke
  9. Eva
  10. Anna

Boy Names

  1. Daan
  2. Sem* (2010’s #1)
  3. Milan
  4. Levi
  5. Luuk
  6. Lucas
  7. Jayden
  8. Thomas
  9. Stijn
  10. Jesse

*Sem is a form of Shem, a biblical name meaning “name,” “fame,” or “renown” in Hebrew. Shem, Noah’s eldest son, was the ancestor of the Semitic peoples — hence the words “semite” and “semitic.”

Sources: Top 10 populairste kindernamen – De Telegraaf, Daan and Emma most popular Dutch baby names in 2011

Image: Adapted from Flag of the Netherlands (public domain)

One thought on “Popular baby names in the Netherlands, 2011

  1. Jayden?! I really wish someone would explain to me the apparent international appeal of that name.

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