How popular is the baby name Elvira in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Use the popularity graph and data table below to find out! Plus, see all the blog posts that mention the name Elvira.
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Names used a single time in the Faroes last year include the girl names Døgg (“dew”) and Royða (“tufa“) and the boy names Bogi (“bow”) and Sproti (“sprout”).
Greenland’s top baby names of 2022, on the other hand, are still unknown at this point. Why? Because whoever edited the country’s English-language statistical booklet, Greenland in Figures 2023 [PDF], forgot to update the small section about baby names on page seven. :)
In 2021, the top baby names in Denmark were Alma and Oscar, the top baby names in the Faroes were Lea/Lív and Jónas, and the top baby names in Greenland were Lea/Luna and Aputsiaq/Marco.
Sweden, home to over 10 million people, is easily the most populous of the five Nordic countries. (Denmark, Finland, and Norway each contain between 5 and 6 million people; Iceland contains fewer than half a million.)
Last year, Sweden welcomed 104,734 babies. What were the most popular names among these babies? Astrid and William.
Here are Sweden’s top 50 girl names and top 50 boy names of 2022:
Astrid, 603 baby girls
Leia, 349 (tie)
Luna, 349 (tie)
Edith, 276 (tie)
Sara, 276 (tie)
Livia, 251 (tie)
Nova, 251 (tie)
Elise, 244 (tie)
Lo, 244 (tie)
William, 690 baby boys
Elias, 559 (tie)
Leon, 559 (tie)
Elliot, 407 (tie)
Isak, 407 (tie)
Adrian, 337 (tie)
Axel, 337 (tie)
Filip, 315 (tie)
Ted, 315 (tie)
Astrid and William rose from 9th place and 2nd place (respectively) in 2021 to dethrone former #1 names Alice and Noah in 2022.
The girls’ top 100 included Sally (53rd), Tuva (65th), Idun (86th), and Eira (98th).
The boys’ top 100 included Sixten (67th), Vide (81st), Folke (86th), and Algot (90th).
The names in Sweden’s top 100 that rose the fastest from 2021 to 2022 were Ronja and Ture. Ture’s rise was particularly impressive:
2022: 251 baby boys named Ture in Sweden [rank: 58th]
2021: 163 baby boys named Ture in Sweden [rank: 84th]
2020: 175 baby boys named Ture in Sweden [rank: 81st]
2019: 171 baby boys named Ture in Sweden [rank: 84th]
The names that saw the steepest drops in usage were Emilia and Sigge.
Finally, some strange news:
Statistics Sweden will stop producing name statistics as of 2024. The reason for this is that Statistics Sweden will prioritize the production of other statistics.
So, will these 2022 rankings be the last set of Swedish rankings we see for a while? (Perhaps a long while?)
How interesting that, not long after Canada decides to begin releasing national rankings, Sweden decides to stop releasing national rankings…
The Eastern European country of Ukraine is the second-largest country on the continent, after Russia.
Several years ago, Ukraine had a population of roughly 42 million, making it Europe’s eighth most populous country. Following Russia’s full-scale invasion in February of 2022, however, more than 8 million Ukrainians have fled to other countries (such as Poland).
Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice recently revealed the top baby names of 2022 in the capital city of Kyiv and in five nearby regions (called “oblasts”). All six of these places are located in the central/western part of the country:
Rankings weren’t included, so, in the tables below, I’ve written the names in the order in which they appeared in the news release.
Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, has a population of over 2.9 million — making it the seventh most populous city in Europe. Here are Kyiv’s top baby names of 2022:
Javelina and its male equivalent, Javelin, are two of the weapon-inspired names that have emerged in the wake of the Russian invasion. They come from the FGM-148 Javelin — an American-made, hand-held, anti-tank missile system. The weapon is featured in the pro-Ukrainian “St. Javelin” internet meme (above). Incidentally, a baby born in Sonoma County in 2022 was named Javelin — perhaps his family is Ukrainian?
Another weapon-inspired name being given to baby boys is Bayraktar. This one comes from the Bayraktar TB2 — a Turkish-made unmanned aerial vehicle that carries laser-guided bombs. The word bayraktar means “flag-bearer” in Turkish.
Kyiv Oblast has a population of over 1.7 million. Here are the region’s top baby names of 2022:
Anna Anastasiya Veronika Viktoriya Eva Mariya Polina Solomiya Sofiya
Andriy Artem Bohdan Vladyslav Danylo David Dmytro Matviy Mark Maksym Nazar Oleksandr Timofey Yaroslav
The name Stefaniya is on the rise thanks to the song “Stefania” by Ukrainian folk/rap group Kalush Orchestra. It won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest by a landslide. The lyrics refer to the lead singer’s mother, but the song “has since taken on a new, more patriotic meaning.” Here’s the music video:
I suspect that Viktoriya (Victoria) — which means “victory” in Latin, and appears on all six of the lists above — bears extra significance among Ukrainians these days as well.
The Nordic country of Sweden is located in Northern Europe and shares land borders with Norway and Finland.
Last year, Sweden welcomed over 114,200 babies — nearly 55,800 girls and close to 58,500 boys.
What were the most popular names among these babies? Alice and Noah.
Here are Sweden’s top 50 girl names and top 50 boy names of 2021:
Alice, 706 baby girls
Alicia, 398 (tie)
Mila, 398 (tie)
Elise, 275 (tie)
Nora, 275 (tie)
Edith, 265 (tie)
Lo, 265 (tie)
Noah, 745 baby boys
Olle, 398 (tie)
Vincent, 398 (tie)
(Each of these names represents the most common spelling of that name, but “the numbers include all alternative spellings,” according to Statistics Sweden.)
In the girls’ top 10, Vera and Lilly replaced Olivia and Freja.
In the boys’ top 10, Frans — which jumped to 9th place from 27th the year before — replaced Oscar.
The names in Sweden’s top 100 that rose the fastest from 2020 to 2021 were Alba and Ted. (The previous fastest-rising male name, Björn, was second-fastest this time around.) The names that saw the steepest drops in usage were Ronja and Vincent.
In 2020, the top two names were also Alice and Noah.