Yet another ‘Double Whammy’ post on popularity rankings where, in the Lviv Oblast of Ukraine, Sofiya/Софія still reigns supreme while Matviy/Матвій takes over Maksym/Максим as the top boy name. In Turkey, Zeynep and Yusuf are, again, the top baby names there. First, here are the top 10 names in the Lviv Oblast: GIRLS Rank Name […]
Time for another ‘Double Whammy’ post where, this time, we head to the Czech Republic, where Jakub and Eliška rule the charts once again, and Poland, where Zuzanna leads for the second time, but Jakub is being pushed out by Antoni. First, let’s take a look at the Czech top 10: GIRLS Rank Name Number […]
A Chinese name with all the excellent qualities added to it. MEANING AND PRONUNCIATION The second character that is most often used in Xinyi/Xin Yi is 怡 (yí) which means “harmony, pleasure, joy.”¹ Most forms used in Xinyi have a first character that is romanised as xīn and they include, as found through the second source listed below […]
The first Scandinavian name statistics for 2016 are out. William takes the top spot in both Sweden and Norway. For the girls, Alice replaces Elsa as the top Swedish girl name while Nora takes back the honour of being the top Norwegian girl name from Emma. Let’s take a look at the top 10 names from […]
A name coming from a big Arctic island evoking scenes of nature. It’s Pilu.
An Italian name that is linked to an aspect of ancient religion and, then, an ancient road. ORIGIN, MEANING AND PRONUNCIATION According to an entry on Behind the Name, which had gone through several revisions, this name is derived from Latin flāmen, a term referring to a priest serving of fifteen Roman gods¹ (the most honoured […]
Louise and Gabriel are the top choices for Parisians last year according to Open Data Paris. They have been the top names since 2007 (which includes 2015 where Gabriel was tied with Adam). Here’s how the top 10 is shaping up: GIRLS Rank Name Number Rank change 1 Louise 291 0 2 Emma 209 +2 […]