Popularity of names in Slovenia, 2016

slovenia 2016

Luka is, once again, the top boy name in Slovenia, now in its 17th year on the throne. However, another takeover has happened on the girls’ side where Zala topples Ema to become the top girl name.

Here are the top 10 names in 2016:

BOYS

Rank Name Number Number change Rank change
1 Luka 290 -38 0
2 Filip 257 3 0
3 Jakob 240 34 3
4 Nik 212 -36 -1
5 Žan 195 -21 0
6 Mark 187 -35 -2
7 Tim 172 36 8
8 Jan 167 20 4
9 Vid 158 2 2
10 Jaka 153 -38 -3

GIRLS

1 Zala 292 52 2
2 Eva 263 4 0
3 Ema 222 -45 -2
4 Mia 207 33 6
5 Lara 200 -6 0
6 Maša 197 51 7
7 Sara 188 -32 -3
8 Ana 187 4 0
9 Julija 185 -15 -2
10 Neža 173 11 1
10= Nika 173= -32 -4

In the top 10, Tim, Jan, VidMaša and Neža replace Anže (now in 15th place), David (16th place), Žiga (18th place) and Lana (13th place).

In the top 100, the new entrants are:

  • Boys: Žak, Noel, Klemen, Lian, Gaber, Sergej, Teodor, Gabrijel and Tarik – they replace Ažbe, Alen, Max, Stefan, Nikokaj, Jošt, Kris, Mai and Lucas
  • Girls: Eli, Aurora, Tija, Marija, Ota, Mina, Ava and Dora – they replace Emma, Ella, Asja, Amina, Loti, Tijana and Ariana

Next, here are the biggest risers and droppers inside the top 100 (excluding new entrants):

Italics – biggest riser/dropper by both number and rank
BIGGEST RISERS
BOYS GIRLS
Number Rank Number Rank
Tim Adam Zala Lia
Adam Jurij Maša Ivana
Jakob Niko Hana Inja
Martin Urh Lia Ina
Anej Martin Mia Karolina
BIGGEST DROPPERS
Žiga Tadej Ema Špela
David Tai Mija Mija
Luka Tibor Sara Elena
Jaka Tristan Nika Tina
Nik Tevž Nina Anja

Finally, here are the names which debuted on the “full” list for the first time (they must be given to 5 babies or more in order to appear in that list for any given year):

The top 2 debutant(e)s (ties included) are underlined
  • Boys: Adijan, Ajlan, Arijan, Aylan, Ensar, Gael, Jusuf, Marin, Matteo, Noa, Rejan, Valter and Vedad
  • Girls: Ada, Alya, Arijana, Emily, Gea, Jara, Leonora, Luana and Maria

What are your thoughts on all this? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source:
SI-STAT newborn names database: http://pxweb.stat.si/pxweb/Database/Dem_soc/05_prebivalstvo/46_Imena_priimki/07_05X20_imena_novoroj/07_05X20_imena_novoroj.asp

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