According to the Statistical Committee of Armenia, the most popular baby names in the country last year were (again) Nare and Davit.
Here are Armenia’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2020:
Nare, 745 baby girls
Davit, 1,346 baby boys
Alex, 377 (tie)
Alen, 377 (tie)
In the girls’ top 10, Anna and Ani replaced Anahit and Ellen, and Angelina continued to rise.
(Anahit is the Armenian form of Anahita, which means “pure” — literally, “not” + “unclean” — in Avestan. Anahita was a Persian goddess associated with water, and, thereby, with fertility, healing and wisdom.)
In the boys’ top 10, Monte and Areg replaced Artur and Gor.