If a Swede had a baby girl in 2021, chances are they named her Alice.
For the sixth year in a row, the name made the top of national number crunchers Statistics Sweden’s list.
A total of 706 girls in Sweden were named Alice in 2021.
The name was followed by Maja (681 girls) and Vera (674). Maja has made Sweden’s top-ten list almost every year in the past two decades, but Vera climbed from 13th spot in a year.
Noah is the most popular name for boys, with 745 newborn boys named Noah last year. It was followed by William (726) – a long-runner which has topped the top-ten list a whopping eight times since 1999.
A total of 683 boys were named Liam, the third most popular name.
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The names that made the biggest leaps last year were Alba for 247 girls – which claimed 51st place despite never before having made the top-100 most popular names – and Ted, which jumped from 94th to 55th spot thanks to 265 newborn boys being given the name.
The most popular names for newborn girls in Sweden in 2021:
The most popular names for newborn boys in Sweden in 2021: