Emma, Oscar, Saga and Konrad: Denmark’s 50 most popular baby names for girls and boys

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Emma, Oscar, Saga and Konrad: Denmark’s 50 most popular baby names for girls and boys
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Emma and William are the preferred choices of name for newborn babies in Denmark.


The two names – which have regularly featured at the top of the list in recent years – were the most commonly-chosen for baby girls and boys in 2019, according to a newly-released tally from Statistics Denmark.

There are 486 new Emmas in Denmark following 2019’s births. The name was accompanied in the top five for girls by Alma, Clara, Freja and Sofia.

William, which was consistently the most popular choice for boys throughout the late 2010s, was given to 568 babies in 2019. Alfred, Oscar, Noah and Karl were the other top-five choices.

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Some regional variation can be seen on the Statistics Denmark list. Although William and Emma were most popular in three out of the five administrative Regions, neither name topped the list in Copenhagen’s Capital Region, where Nora and Arthur were the first choices.

In North Jutland, meanwhile, Ida was the most popular girl’s name and Lucas top pick for boys.



Statistics Denmark also notes which names have seen the biggest increase in popularity during the 12 months covered by the updated stats.

Here, the biggest mover for boys is Anker, now the 33rd-most popular name after being at no. 47 the year before. For girls, Asta moved 26 places up the list to no. 16.

Top 50 baby names in Denmark in 2019




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