parents will be spoilt for choice, but often you choose a name that is currently in Trend. The society for German language (GfdS) has determined the most popular baby names of last year. For this, data from more than 700 state offices with a total of more than a Million First - and second name were evaluated.
The statistics according to which Marie and Paul in 2018, have been the most-chosen name. The other places Sophie and Maria and Alexander, and Maximilian to follow. The top group of the girl name remains in comparison to 2017 completely unchanged. The top three finishers for the boys are these places well known - but in a different order: Paul is the successor of Maximilian as the front-runner and, after 20 years in the Top Ten for the first time, one of the boy's name.
In the past year were able to move on to Johanna (tenth place) and Henry (ninth place) in the list of ten names, which were with parents of newborns the most popular. With Henry, an Anglophone Name for more than ten years, again for the first time in the top tab list, represented.
The Top Ten girl names:
Top Ten boy names:
In the list with only the first name Emma and Ben are, as of 2017 - at the very front.
So the first name lists of the past years is also similar: In each of the provinces, the Trends of the coming years can already read, my statisticians. While the larger States would have only a few differences to the total German list, but just to the deviations you can see which names are popular at the moment.
first name of former generations of life back
Especially - but not exclusively - on the lists of the Eastern and Northern German States are to be found many names of older generations. In the case of the girl, Mathilda, Frieda, Ida, Greta, Leni and Lina are. In the case of the young Karl, Oskar, Anton, Jakob and Theo have been re-elected more often.
Charlotte and Emil are Noteworthy: Both names are represented in a number of länder already in the Top Ten. "It is not unlikely that you will create in the next year, the jump in the overall German list", - stated in the message of the GfdS.
A comparison of the regions of North, South, East, and West shows that there is in both sexes large differences in order of popularity. The GfdS makes regional-specific factors: Tradition, history, traditions and Religion played a role. In the South, for example, more Christian and biblical names are selected.
Mohammed and Layla/Leyla lead the Turkish-Arabic name lists
Also Mohammed, with its numerous variants is available this year in three States in the overall list of the Top Ten: in Bremen, Berlin and Saarland. As a first name, he is even more popular: In Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia and in Saarland is represented in Westphalia in the first list of names in the Top Ten. The list of the Turkish-Arab names, he leads clearly.
In second place was the Turkish-Arab boy's name Ali, followed by Malik on the third place. In the case of the girl, Layla/Leyla sat against Elif and Amira.