Triple Whammy: Popularity of names in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Czech Republic and Poland, 2015

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Time for another Triple Whammy post, this time moving up north from the Balkan Peninsula to the Baltic Sea. The summaries are as follows:

  • In Bosnia & Herzegovina, Amina stays in the girls’ number 1 podium for the 2nd year in a row while Ahmed takes over Amar in the boys’ number 1 podium.
  • In the Czech Republic, Jakub and Eliška stay at number 1, both for the 5th year in a row.
  • Finally in Poland, it’s Zuzanna‘s turn to be the queen of the charts. Jakub, on the other hand, continues to be the king for the 12th continuous year, though his number of instances continue to drop.

Here are the top 10 names from each of these countries, starting with, of course, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

BOYS

Rank Name Number Rank change
1 Ahmed 263 +2
2 Amar 246 -1
3 Daris 217 +8
4 Adin 202 0
5 Harun 199 +4
6 Davud 185 0
7 Imran 183 0
8 Hamza 178 +4
9 Tarik 167 -1
10 Vedad 157 -8

GIRLS

1 Amina 297 0
2 Sara 254 +1
3 Emina 244 +2
4 Lamija 234 -2
5 Merjem 203 +2
6 Asja 198 -2
7 Lejla 184 -2
8 Ajna 181 +7
9 Ema 177 +4
10 Nejla 171 0

Daris and Hamza & Ajna and Ema replace Emir and Ajdin & Esma and Ajla in the top 10. In the top 99, new entrants include Adem, Aid, Ishak, Antonio and Gabrijel & Aylin, Merjema, Nadina, Zerina, Maida, Nahla, Rita, Nina, Alma, Elif, Edna and Merima, replacing Nikola, Azur, Faruk, Asmir and Amin Aida, Irma, Ivana, Minela, Anđela, Maja, Nika, Almina, Dženita, Magdalena, Tea and Hena. Biggest risers in the top 99 are Dani and Lejla (rank) & Daris and Ajna (numbers). The biggest fallers are Emil and Sarah (rank) & Vedad and Lamija (numbers).

For the Czech Republic:

BOYS

Rank Name Number Rank change
1 Jakub 2,842 0
2 Jan 2,513 0
3 Adam 1,985 +1
4 Tomáš 1,922 -1
5 Matyáš 1,825 0
6 Filip 1,724 0
7 Matěj 1,597 +4
8 Ondřej 1,595 0
9 David 1,515 0
10 Vojtěch 1,493 -3

GIRLS

1 Eliška 2,277 0
2 Tereza 1,968 0
3 Anna 1,821 0
4 Adéla 1,599 0
5 Natálie 1,423 0
6 Ema 1,285 +2
7 Sofie 1,211 -1
8 Karolína 1,182 +1
9 Viktorie 1,111 +1
10 Nela 1,090 +2

Matěj and Nela replace Lukáš and Kristýna in the top 10. New entrants in the top 100 include Mathias, Maxmilian, Oldřich, Luboš and Sebastien & Emílie, Zoe and Žofie, replacing Oskar, Andrej, Lucas, Radovan and Ivan and Kamila, Lea and Beata. Biggest risers in the top 100 are Gabriel and Štěpánka (rank) & Dominik, Ema and Laura (numbers). The biggest fallers are Kristian and Nella (rank) & Jan and Kateřina (numbers).

Finally, here’s Poland:

BOYS

Rank Name Number Rank change
1 Jakub 8,730 0
2 Antoni 7,988 +1
3 Szymon 7,553 +3
4 Jan 7,271 +1
5 Filip 6,801 -1
6 Kacper 6,479 -4
7 Aleksander 5,574 +3
8 Franciszek 5,574 -1
9 Mikołaj 5,479 +2
10 Wojciech 5,469 -1

GIRLS

1 Zuzanna 9,151 +1
2 Lena 8,768 -1
3 Julia 8,541 0
4 Maja 8,092 0
5 Zofia 7,380 0
6 Hanna 6,940 0
7 Amelia 6,499 +1
8 Aleksandra 5,649 -1
9 Alicja 5,529 +2
10 Natalia 4,815 -1

Mikołaj and Alicja replace Michał and Wiktoria in the top 10. In the top 100, new entrants include Jeremi and Feliks & Jowita, Nel and Luiza, replacing Jędrzej and Cyprian & Ewelina, Anita and Elżbieta. Biggest risers in the top 100 are Olaf and Mia (rank) & Szymon and Iga (numbers) while the biggest fallers are Norbert and Natasza (rank) & Kacper and Lena (numbers).

Finally, since the excel spreadsheet that has this data also lists out the most popular names by voivodeship, I’m going to list out the 3 voivodeships where the top names fare best and/or worse which I’ve calculated against the top name of a particular voivodeship for the ‘best’ bit/against the national runner-up name for the ‘worst’ bit using the numeric change method (you may have a different method in mind).

ZUZANNA

Best

Worst

Masovian

Opole

Silesian

West Pomeranian

Podkarpackie

Świętokrzyskie

JAKUB

Silesian

Masovian

Pomeranian

Podkarpackie

Lubusz

Lublin

That’s this whole lot done. If you have any thoughts on anything related to this post, especially if you used a different method for the results above, leave them in the comments section below.

Sources:
Institute for Statistics of FB&H – http://www.fzs.ba/
Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic (Ministerstvo Vnitra České Republiky) – http://www.mvcr.cz/clanek/cetnost-jmen-a-prijmeni-722752.aspx
Ministry of Digital Affairs (Ministerstwo Cyfryzacji) – https://mc.gov.pl/aktualnosci/najpopularniejsze-imiona-2015-roku-to-zuzanna-i-jakub

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