Popular Baby Names in Denmark, 2019


According to Statistics Denmark, the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were Emma and William.

Here are Denmark’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019:

Girl Names

  1. Emma, 486 baby girls
  2. Alma, 453
  3. Clara, 438 (tie)
  4. Freja, 438 (tie)
  5. Sofia, 434
  6. Karla, 403
  7. Agnes, 399
  8. Ella, 386
  9. Olivia, 378
  10. Anna, 373

Boy Names

  1. William, 568 baby boys
  2. Alfred, 523
  3. Oscar, 514
  4. Noah, 484
  5. Karl, 477
  6. Lucas, 455
  7. Oliver, 454
  8. Arthur, 448
  9. August, 433
  10. Malthe, 426

In the girls’ top 10, Agnes and Olivia replaced Josefine and Ida. Notably, Ida dropped from first place in 2018 all the way down to thirteenth place in 2019. The last time Ida was outside the top 10 was in 2001.

In the boys’ top 10, Karl, Arthur and August replaced Carl, Victor, and Valdemar. (Yes, I double checked: “Carl,” which appeared in the rankings from 1998 to 2018, was replaced by “Karl” in the 2019 rankings. I don’t know why.)

In the girls’ top 50, Molly, Leonora, Merle and Mynte replaced Caroline, Johanne, Naja and Vigga.

In the boys’ top 50, Matheo, Erik and Walter replaced Laurits, Sebastian and Philip.

Sources: Names of Newborn Children – Statistics Denmark, Emma and William most popular baby names in 2019

4 thoughts on “Popular Baby Names in Denmark, 2019

  1. This makes me sad. All the other countries still getting their data, and here we are waiting for the SSA to update theirs. I don’t know what is going on, but clearly Covid was just an excuse to delay everything. If other countries can update theirs, so can we. Don’t know what’s taking so long, but its been almost 4 months since the update was meant to happen. I wonder if we’ll get 2019’s data at all, or we’ll just get 2020’s data next year along with 2019. Would be a bummer.

  2. @skizzo – I would love to have the data as well, but…who knows what’s going on behind the scenes. It’s been a nutty year. If it helps, several other regions — like Iceland — have delayed their releases indefinitely as well.

  3. @m4yb3_daijirou – Oh you’re right! I wasn’t aware that variants were being combined like that. Thank you.

    Looks like it’s the same for…

    • Clara (337) and Klara (101)
    • Oscar (278) and Oskar (235), plus 1 more variant
    • Lucas (248), Lukas (201) and Luckas (1), plus at least 1 more variant

    …and so on.

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