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Sweden's most popular baby names revealed

The Local/og · 21 Jan 2014, 10:10

Published: 21 Jan 2014 10:10 GMT+01:00

 
Last year, 903 baby girls born in Sweden were named Alice, compared to 938 Alices in 2012, according to Statistics Sweden's (SCB) annual compilation released on Tuesday.
 
But the name William, which enjoyed top spot for the past two years, was replaced by Lucas, which shot up from third place in 2012. Lucas was given to 935 babies in 2013, compared to 915 little Williams. 
 
Just over a dozen points behind was Oscar, in third place, and one point behind that was Oliver (see the full top ten below).
 
As for the girls, Alice was followed by Maja, Elsa, and Ella. 
 
In the top 100 list for the girls, several names cropped up for the very first time, including Hilma, Ellinor, Sally, Melina, and Nicole. For the boys, new names included Louie and Tor.
 
In a breakdown of counties around Sweden, Alice was the most popular name in 11 of the total 21 counties. Stockholmers preferred the letter O, with the most popular baby names in the capital Olivia and Oscar.
 
Top ten girls' names in 2013, with total number.
 
1. Alice - 903
2. Maja - 767
3. Elsa - 766
4. Ella - 700
5. Julia - 687
6. Ebba - 663
7. Alicia - 625
8. Olivia - 616
9. Alva - 607
10. Wilma - 600
 
Top ten boys' names in 2013, with total number.
 
1. Lucas - 935
2. William - 915
3. Oscar - 901
4. Oliver - 800
5. Hugo - 749
6. Charlie - 716
7. Liam - 708
8. Alexander - 694
9. Axel - 677
10. Elias - 676

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