Baby names: What Sweden's newest parents prefer

Elsa and Noah were the most popular baby names last year. Stock image.
Elsa and Noah were the most popular baby names last year. Stock image.

Noah is back as the most popular first name for newborn boys. For girls, Elsa tops last year's statistics, closely followed by Vera.

Namn 7 februari 2024 15:59

William and Astrid, who topped the list in 2022, have dropped to third and ninth place respectively.

Unlike previous years, when Statistics Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån) published the list of names, it is now the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) that compiles the statistics.

"It is very exciting to take over and provide this service, as it is so popular among expectant parents," says statistician Caroline Ledin in a press release.

While Noah has a slight lead over second-place Hugo (622), with 655 boys born with the name last year, it is extremely close on the girls' side.

Only one child separates Elsa (588) and Vera (587). 

Top baby names 2023

Girls:

Elsa (588 children)

Vera (587)

Alma (574)

Selma (512)

Alice (481)

Signe (468)

Olivia and Ellie (464)

Astrid (451)

Ella (450)

Boys:

Noah (655)

Hugo (622)

William (541)

Liam (536)

Nils (502)

Oliver and Elias (497)

Adam (496)

August (483)

10 Sam (474)

Source: Skatteverket


 
 
 
 
 
 
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