Popular baby names in Moscow, 2011

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According to the government of Moscow, the most popular baby names in the city in 2011 were Anastasia and Alexander.

Here are Moscow’s top 3 girl names and top 3 boy names of 2011:

Girl Names

  1. Anastasia
  2. Maria
  3. Darya

Boy Names

  1. Alexander
  2. Maxim
  3. Dmitry

Trendy western names like Emily, Angelica, and Angelina — “names foreign-sounding in Russian” — have also gained a foothold in Moscow.

Political names, on the other hand, are all but extinct:

Gone are the days of relying on politically correct ideology to choose children’s names — like “Myuda,” after International Youth Day, or “Perkosrak,” translated as “first space rocket.”

Source: “Russian baby names go international.” UPI 31 Jan. 2012.

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