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Newborn baby names 2019

In the 2019 hit parade of girls' names, Emma is followed by Anna in second place, who has been in the top 10 since 1991 and has reached the top 3 positions since 1996, 13 times of which was first made up four places in 2018. In fourth and fifth place are Marie and Mia, who are just as popular as in the previous year. Lena, following in 6th place, has lost one place compared to 2018. Laura in 7th place has slipped four places compared to the previous year. Johanna follows on rank 8, who climbed one place up. 9th place is Lea, a newcomer (2018: 12th place) and the second top climber, followed by Valentina in 10th place, who is just as popular as 2018.

The hit list of boy names in 2019 is continued after Maximilian in second place by Paul, the previous year's winner (in the top 10 since 2012). Jakob follows in third place and thus just as popular as in the previous year. 4th place is occupied by David, who has thus been relegated by two places. As in 2018, Felix and Elias take 5th and 6th place. Lukas comes in 7th place better than last year. With Jonas, a newcomer lands in 8th place and the second top climber in the top 10 (2018: 11th place). Alexander follows in 9th place and has thus been downgraded by two places. Leon is in 10th place, one place below that of the previous year.

In the hit list of first names, the first names are listed in the original spelling without special characters. These results are available on an interactive map for all first names that have occurred at least twice since 1984, broken down regionally down to the level of the political districts.

For the statistics of first names, however, names of the same origin are summarized and the most common spelling of the etymologically summarized first names is used. This method results in a different ranking of the most popular first names than in the hit list: Anna is the most common first name for girls in 2019, Sophie follows in 2nd place and Marie in 3rd place. When it comes to the boys' names, Lukas comes first, followed by Jakob in second place and Elias in third place.

Information on the methodology, definitions:

The data on the first names of newborns are based on reports from the Austrian registry offices about live births ("notification of birth"), which have been transmitted from the Central Civil Status Register since November 1, 2014. From 1984 to 2009, the first names of babies with Austrian citizenship were recorded. As of 2010, the first names of all babies are included regardless of their nationality. From 2015, in addition to births taking place in Austria, babies born abroad will also be recorded by mothers with their main residence in Austria.
For the hit list of first names, the first names are used in the original spelling without special characters. In order to be able to merge identical first names with different special characters, these are normalized, i.e. H. traced back to simple ASCII characters (transcoded).
For the statistics of the first names, the most common spelling of the etymologically summarized first names is used for the entire period from 1984 to 2019. The etymological summary of first names of the same origin is carried out according to the list of first name variants.




© STATISTIK AUSTRIA, last change on September 18, 2020