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Popular baby names in Boston (Massachusetts), 2023

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Flag of Massachusetts

Last year, the City of Boston welcomed a total of 20,645 babies.

What were the most popular names among these babies? Olivia and Liam.

Here are Boston’s top 20 girl names and top 20 boy names of 2023:

Girl names

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Sophia
  4. Charlotte
  5. Sofia
  6. Isabella
  7. Grace
  8. Chloe
  9. Amelia
  10. Maya
  11. Luna
  12. Gianna
  13. Mia
  14. Nora
  15. Ava
  16. Natalie
  17. Ella
  18. Emilia
  19. Maeve
  20. Eleanor

Boy names

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Henry
  4. Leo
  5. Theodore
  6. Jack
  7. Julian
  8. James
  9. Thomas
  10. Benjamin
  11. William
  12. Luca
  13. John
  14. Ethan
  15. Logan
  16. Aiden
  17. Charles
  18. Samuel
  19. Joseph
  20. Oliver

Thomas caught my eye — it’s a top-10 boy name in Boston, but (in 2022) it only managed to rank 22nd state-wide and 45th country-wide.

Massachusetts’ top baby names of 2023 won’t be revealed until May, when the new SSA data comes out, but the state’s #1 names in 2022 were Olivia and Noah. (Noah won by a wide margin, in fact. It was given to 142 more baby boys than second-place Liam.)

Sources: Most Popular Baby Names in Boston, SSA

Image: Adapted from Flag of Massachusetts (public domain)

Popular baby names in the Netherlands, 2023

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Flag of the Netherlands

Last year, from January to November, the Netherlands welcomed 164,269 babies — 80,074 girls and 84,195 boys.

What were the most popular names among these babies? Julia and Noah.

Here are the Netherlands’ top 50 girl names and top 50 boy names of 2023:

Girl names

  1. Julia, 681 baby girls
  2. Olivia, 605
  3. Mila, 603
  4. Emma, 596
  5. Sophie, 578
  6. Nora, 543
  7. Yara, 493
  8. Saar, 491
  9. Noor, 488
  10. Tess, 478
  11. Sara, 469
  12. Milou, 449
  13. Evi, 446
  14. Zoë, 441
  15. Luna, 428
  16. Liv, 425
  17. Elin, 423
  18. Anna, 421
  19. Nina, 405
  20. Maeve, 403
  21. Lina, 392
  22. Lauren, 391
  23. Lotte, 380
  24. Eva, 372
  25. Mia, 368
  26. Maud, 360
  27. Sofia, 357
  28. Sarah, 353
  29. Emily, 344
  30. Lynn, 333
  31. Sofie, 328
  32. Ella, 325
  33. Loïs, 324
  34. Livia, 318
  35. Hailey, 310
  36. Fleur, 309
  37. Lieke, 306
  38. Julie, 301
  39. Isa, 300
  40. Nova, 299
  41. Fenna, 296
  42. Noa, 291
  43. Roos, 275
  44. Noé, 266
  45. Sophia, 259
  46. Lily, 253
  47. Romée, 251
  48. Hannah, 246
  49. Fien, 242
  50. Bo, 238

Boy names

  1. Noah, 888 baby boys
  2. Luca, 674
  3. Lucas, 648
  4. Liam, 643
  5. Levi, 601
  6. Sem, 587
  7. Daan, 573
  8. Mees, 571
  9. Noud, 567
  10. James, 561
  11. Milan, 534
  12. Adam, 532
  13. Finn, 527
  14. Sam, 521
  15. Zayn, 495
  16. Luuk, 489
  17. Mason, 432
  18. Bram, 420
  19. Mats, 397
  20. Guus, 372
  21. Siem, 366
  22. Boaz, 360
  23. Benjamin, 356 (tie)
  24. Gijs, 356 (tie)
  25. Jesse, 353
  26. Thomas, 333
  27. Olivier, 331
  28. Otis, 324
  29. Teun, 320
  30. Owen, 310
  31. Oliver, 305 (tie)
  32. Thijs, 305 (tie)
  33. Morris, 304
  34. Moos, 303
  35. Jens, 299
  36. Floris, 298
  37. Joep, 294
  38. Jan, 289
  39. Ties, 286
  40. Mick, 282
  41. Max, 279
  42. Abel, 276
  43. Jake, 275
  44. David, 273 (tie)
  45. Tobias, 273 (tie)
  46. Julian, 270
  47. Jip, 266
  48. Lars, 264
  49. Hugo, 260
  50. Mohammed, 255

The girls’ top 100 included Juna (tied for 59th), Lizzy (tied for 71st), Loua (76th), and Novi (tied for 88th).

The boys’ top 100 included Jurre (tied for 52nd), Fedde (59th), Aiden (74th), and Cas (96th).

Map of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands
The Netherlands’ 12 provinces

Home to nearly 18 million people, the Netherlands is divided into 12 provinces. The most popular baby names within each of the 12 provinces last year were…

Top girl nameTop boy name
South Holland
(21.4% of the population)
OliviaNoah
North Holland
(16.6% of pop.)
OliviaNoah
North Brabant
(14.7% of pop.)
SaarNoud
Gelderland
(12.0% of pop.)
JuliaNoah
Utrecht
(7.8% of pop.)
NoraLucas
Overijssel
(6.6% of pop.)
JuliaLuca
Limburg
(6.3% of pop.)
EmmaNoah
Friesland
(3.7% of pop.)
LiekeHidde
Groningen
(3.3% of pop.)
ElinNoah
Drenthe
(2.8% of pop.)
LotteDaan
Flevoland
(2.5% of pop.)
HaileyJan
Zeeland
(2.2% of pop.)
OliviaLucas

Finally, here are the Netherlands’ 2022 rankings, if you’d like to compare last year to the year before.

Sources: Kindernamen home | Kindernamen | SVB, Julia en Noah de populairste kindernamen van 2023, Regionale kerncijfers Nederland – CBS StatLine

Image: Adapted from Flag of the Netherlands (public domain)
Map: Adapted from Provinces of the Netherlands by Arz under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Popular baby names in Australia, 2022

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Flag of Australia

In 2022, Australia — which boasts a large number of endemic animals (e.g., koala, kangaroo, wallaby, wombat, dingo) — welcomed 300,684 human babies: 146,403 girls and 154,281 boys.

What were the most popular names among Australia’s newborns last year?

Well…we don’t know for sure. Because Australia doesn’t release baby name rankings that cover the entire country.

So let’s take a look at eight sets of regional Australian rankings — representing Australia’s six states and two most populous territories — and make a guess about the country’s top names overall.

Here are the rankings, ordered by total number of births per region (highest to lowest):

New South Wales

Last year, New South Wales welcomed 95,758 (31.8%) of Australia’s babies. Here are NSW’s top baby names of 2022:

Girl names, NSWBoy names, NSW
1. Charlotte, 430
2. Amelia, 425
3. Isla, 403
4. Olivia, 401
5. Mia, 363
6. Ava, 343
7. Ella, 331
8. Matilda, 318
9. Sienna, 293
10. Willow, 288
1. Noah, 630
2. Oliver, 628
3. Leo, 447
4. William, 427
5. Theodore, 404
6. Jack, 381
7. Luca, 367 (tie)
8. Henry, 367 (tie)
9. Thomas, 348
10. Charlie, 334

Victoria

Last year, Victoria welcomed 76,187 (25.3%) of Australia’s babies. Here are Victoria’s top baby names of 2022:

Girl names, VictoriaBoy names, Victoria
1. Charlotte, 367
2. Amelia, 356
3. Isla, 345 (tie)
4. Mia, 345 (tie)
5. Olivia, 326
6. Matilda, 296
7. Ava, 293
8. Ella, 283 (tie)
9. Grace, 283 (tie)
10. Hazel, 266
1. Oliver, 593
2. Noah, 503
3. Jack, 416
4. Leo, 408
5. Henry, 354
6. Charlie, 344
7. William, 328
8. Theodore, 326
9. Thomas, 282
10. Hudson, 274

Queensland

Last year, Queensland welcomed 62,313 (20.7%) of Australia’s babies. Here are Queensland’s top baby names of 2022:

Girl names, QueenslandBoy names, Queensland
1. Amelia, 321
2. Charlotte, 308
3. Isla, 296
4. Olivia, 285
5. Ava, 250
6. Mia, 245
7. Willow, 233
8. Matilda, 232
9. Lily, 228
10. Ella, 216
1. Oliver, 539
2. Noah, 393
3. William, 359
4. Hudson, 357
5. Henry, 341
6. Theodore, 340
7. Leo, 332
8. Charlie, 276
9. Jack, 267
10. Luca, 257

Western Australia

Last year, Western Australia welcomed 31,474 (10.5%) of Australia’s babies. Here are WA’s top baby names of 2022:

Girl names, Western Aus.Boy names, Western Aus.
1. Isla, 162
2. Amelia, 150 (tie)
3. Olivia, 150 (tie)
4. Charlotte, 126
5. Mia, 122
6. Lily, 116 (tie)
7. Grace, 116 (tie)
8. Harper, 113 (tie)
9. Ava, 113 (tie)
10. Willow, 105
1. Oliver, 260
2. Noah, 178
3. Leo, 171
4. Charlie, 151
5. Jack, 140
6. Hudson, 136 (tie)
7. Thomas, 136 (tie)
8. Theodore, 132
9. Henry, 131
10. Levi/James/Luca, 124 each (3-way tie)

South Australia

Last year, South Australia welcomed 19,502 (6.5%) of Australia’s babies. Here are SA’s top baby names of 2022:

Girl names, South Aus.Boy names, South Aus.
1. Isla, 111
2. Charlotte, 110
3. Amelia, 89
4. Willow, 84
5. Grace, 82
6. Olivia, 81
7. Lily, 75
8. Ella/Harper/Matilda/Mia, 72 each (4-way tie)
1. Oliver, 181
2. Noah, 142
3. Henry, 121
4. Leo, 108
5. Archie, 107
6. William, 93
7. Hudson, 90
8. Luca, 87
9. Charlie, 83 (tie)
10. Thomas, 83 (tie)

Australian Capital Territory

Last year, the ACT (Canberra) welcomed 6,375 (2.1%) of Australia’s babies. Here are the ACT’s top baby names of 2022:

Girl names, ACTBoy names, ACT
1. Charlotte
2. Isla
3. Evelyn
4. Amelia
5. Zoe
6. Ella (tie)
7. Hazel (tie)
8. Ava/Freya/Grace/Olivia (4-way tie)
1. Oliver
2. Henry
3. William
4. Leo
5. Theodore
6. Noah
7. Arthur
8. George (tie)
9. Thomas (tie)
10. Elijah/Levi/Lucas (3-way tie)

Tasmania

Last year, Tasmania welcomed 5,498 (1.8%) of Australia’s babies. Here are Tasmania’s top baby names of 2022:

Girl names, TasmaniaBoy names, Tasmania
1. Grace
2. Willow
3. Charlotte
4. Mia
5. Matilda
6. Hazel
7. Elsie
8. Harper
9. Isla
10. Daisy
1. Oliver
2. Henry
3. George
4. Hudson
5. Archie
6. Noah
7. Theodore
8. Charlie
9. Leo
10. Jack

Northern Territory

Last year, Northern Territory welcomed 3,577 (1.2%) of Australia’s babies. Here are NT’s top baby names of 2022:

Girl names, NTBoy names, NT
1. Charlotte, 18
2. Matilda, 16
3. Ava, 14
4. Amelia, 13 (3-way tie)
5. Ella, 13 (3-way tie)
6. Isla, 13 (3-way tie)
7. Harper, 12 (tie)
8. Isabella, 12 (tie)
9. Grace, 9
10. Frankie/Ruby/Sadie/Willow, 8 each (4-way tie)
1. Noah, 16 (tie)
2. William, 16 (tie)
3. Levi, 14
4. Michael, 12 (tie)
5. Xavier, 12 (tie)
6. Hudson, 11 (3-way tie)
7. Jack, 11 (3-way tie)
8. James, 11 (3-way tie)
9. Archer/Harry/Lucas, 10 each (3-way tie)

map of Australia

Australia overall

Finally, using the data above, let’s make a guess about Australia’s top baby names overall. Here’s what I came up with:

Australia’s top girl names (possibly)Australia’s top boy names (possibly)
1. Charlotte
2. Amelia
3. Isla
4. Olivia
5. Mia
1. Oliver
2. Noah
3. Leo
4. Henry
5. William

What are your thoughts on these? Would you have ranked them differently?

(My guesses regarding Australia’s top names of 2021 had Isla and Oliver in the top spots.)

Sources:

Image: Adapted from Flag of Australia (public domain)
Map: Adapted from Australia location map by NordNordWest under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Popular baby names in Italy, 2022

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Flag of Italy

The country of Italy — which includes not only the boot-shaped Italian peninsula, but also various Mediterranean islands (including the two largest, Sicily and Sardinia) — shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia.

In 2022, Italy welcomed 393,333 babies — 190,493 girls and 202,840 boys.

What were the most popular names among these babies? Sofia and Leonardo, for the fifth year in a row.

Here are Italy’s top 50 girl names and top 50 boy names of 2022:

Girl Names

  1. Sofia, 5,465 baby girls
  2. Aurora, 4,900
  3. Giulia, 4,198
  4. Ginevra, 3,846
  5. Vittoria, 3,814
  6. Beatrice, 3,333 – pronounced beh-a-TREE-cheh
  7. Alice, 3,154 – pronounced a-LEE-cheh
  8. Ludovica, 3,103
  9. Emma, 2,800
  10. Matilde, 2,621
  11. Anna, 2,284
  12. Camilla, 2,253
  13. Chiara, 2,120 – pronounced KYAH-rah
  14. Giorgia, 2,089
  15. Bianca, 2,042
  16. Nicole, 2,001
  17. Greta, 1,929
  18. Gaia, 1,736
  19. Martina, 1,729
  20. Azzurra, 1,717
  21. Arianna, 1,560
  22. Sara, 1,542
  23. Noemi, 1,528
  24. Isabel, 1,420
  25. Rebecca, 1,394
  26. Chloe, 1,359
  27. Adele, 1,356
  28. Mia, 1,329
  29. Elena, 1,277
  30. Diana, 1,207
  31. Francesca, 1,145
  32. Ambra, 1,130
  33. Gioia, 1,123
  34. Cecilia, 1,119
  35. Viola, 1,100
  36. Elisa, 1,030
  37. Marta, 1,023
  38. Emily, 1,022
  39. Carlotta, 954
  40. Margherita, 918
  41. Sole, 916 – pronounced SOH-leh
  42. Anita, 879
  43. Maria, 876
  44. Eleonora, 866
  45. Amelia, 861
  46. Alessia, 851
  47. Nina, 831
  48. Luna, 828
  49. Giada, 818
  50. Sophie, 789

Boy Names

  1. Leonardo, 7,888 baby boys
  2. Francesco, 4,823
  3. Tommaso, 4,795
  4. Edoardo, 4,748
  5. Alessandro, 4,729
  6. Lorenzo, 4,493
  7. Mattia, 4,374
  8. Gabriele, 4,062
  9. Riccardo, 3,753
  10. Andrea, 3,604
  11. Diego, 2,824
  12. Nicolò, 2,747
  13. Matteo, 2,744
  14. Giuseppe, 2,735
  15. Federico, 2,563
  16. Antonio, 2,562
  17. Enea, 2,314
  18. Samuele, 2,230
  19. Giovanni, 2,173
  20. Pietro, 2,130
  21. Filippo, 2,018
  22. Davide, 1,830
  23. Giulio, 1,711
  24. Gioele, 1,695
  25. Christian, 1,653
  26. Michele, 1,612
  27. Gabriel, 1,533
  28. Luca, 1,464
  29. Marco, 1,433
  30. Elia, 1,418
  31. Salvatore, 1,417
  32. Vincenzo, 1,353
  33. Liam, 1,269
  34. Thomas, 1,259
  35. Emanuele, 1,220
  36. Noah, 1,200
  37. Alessio, 1,164
  38. Samuel, 1,140
  39. Nathan, 1,112
  40. Giacomo, 1,101
  41. Jacopo, 1,033
  42. Giorgio, 1,025
  43. Simone, 1,014
  44. Ettore, 1,008
  45. Luigi, 999
  46. Manuel, 996
  47. Damiano, 982
  48. Daniele, 930
  49. Domenico, 872
  50. Daniel, 869

I’d like to thank reader Daniele, who not only alerted me that Italy’s rankings came out early this year, but also generously offered explanations for a few of the fastest-rising names: Sole, Soleil, and Sophie.

Sole (Italian for “sun”), which was rarely used in the early 2000s, started picking up steam in the mid-2010s. Last year, it jumped into the top 50 for the first time. Daniele said that Sole’s rise “has been fueled by a few celebrity baby names.”

Graph of the usage of the baby name Sole in Italy since 1999
Usage of the baby name Sole in Italy

Sophie and Soleil (French for “sun”) are linked to influencers/TV personalities Sophie Codegoni and Soleil Sorge. Both women participated in the 6th season (2021-2022) of Grande Fratello VIP, which is the celebrity version of Grande Fratello (Italy’s Big Brother).

Graph of the usage of the baby name Sophie in Italy since 1999
Usage of the baby name Sophie in Italy

Soleil Sorge had become famous a few years earlier when she appeared on the 21st season (2016-2017) of the dating reality TV show Uomini e Donne (translation: Men and Women). Her name debuted in the Italian data in 2017:

  • 2022: 474 baby girls named Soleil in Italy
  • 2021: 144 baby girls named Soleil in Italy
  • 2020: 98 baby girls named Soleil in Italy
  • 2019: 104 baby girls named Soleil in Italy
  • 2018: 78 baby girls named Soleil in Italy
  • 2017: 74 baby girls named Soleil in Italy [debut]
  • 2016: unlisted
  • 2015: unlisted

(Italy’s baby name data — just like the U.S. data — includes only names given to five or more babies per year.)

Thank you so much, Daniele! :)

Other names currently on the rise in Italy include:

  • Luna, Mariasole, Anastasia, Diana, Celeste (girl names)
  • Ludovico, Ethan, Noah, Liam, Achille, Dylan, Enea (boy names)

Finally, here are Italy’s 2021 rankings, if you’d like to compare last year to the year before.

Sources: How many babies are named…? – Istat, Istat Statistics, Soleil Sorge – Wikipedia, Uomini e donne – Italian Wikipedia

Image: Adapted from Flag of Italy (public domain). Graphs from Istat.