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Here are Alabama’s 10 most popular baby girl names of the 2000s

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for girls in the 2000s in Alabama using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by number of babies born in Alabama from 2000 to 2009.

Note: The Social Security Administration collects data on baby names with a binary understanding of sex and gender. Stacker understands that names aren’t inherently gendered and will continue to look for opportunities in our coverage to demonstrate that.

10. Mary

Mary is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “drop of the sea.”

Alabama

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 2,057

— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,300 (#16 most common name, -36.8% compared to the 2000s)

National

— Rank: #65

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 46,127

9. Abigail

Abigail is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “Joy Of The Father.”

Alabama

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 2,090

— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,600 (#8 most common name, -23. 4% compared to the 2000s)

National

— Rank: #6

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 150,882

8. Alexis

Alexis is a name of Greek origin meaning “helper.”

Alabama

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 2,161

— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 626 (#61 most common name, -71.0% compared to the 2000s)

National

— Rank: #11

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 130,801

7. Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “god is my oath.”

Alabama

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 2,182

— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,852 (#4 most common name, -15.1% compared to the 2000s)

National

— Rank: #9

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 133,457

6. Sarah

Sarah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “princess.”

Alabama

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 2,322

— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 904 (#30 most common name, -61.1% compared to the 2000s)

National

— Rank: #12

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 124,411

5. Hannah

Hannah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “grace.”

Alabama

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 3,037

— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,013 (#25 most common name, -66.6% compared to the 2000s)

National

— Rank: #5

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 155,723

4. Emily

Emily is a name of Latin origin meaning “to strive.”

Alabama

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 3,061

— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,276 (#17 most common name, -58.3% compared to the 2000s)

National

— Rank: #1

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 223,714

3. Anna

Anna is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “grace.”

Alabama

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 3,081

— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,369 (#14 most common name, -55.6% compared to the 2000s)

National

— Rank: #24

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 90,215

2. Emma

Emma is a name of German origin meaning “universal.”

Alabama

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 3,235

— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,738 (#2 most common name, -15. 4% compared to the 2000s)

National

— Rank: #3

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 181,305

1. Madison

Madison is a name of English origin meaning “son of Matthew.”

Alabama

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 3,831

— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,760 (#6 most common name, -54.1% compared to the 2000s)

National

— Rank: #2

— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 193,172

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Most Popular Girl Names in the ’00s in New York

Most popular girl names in the ’00s in New York

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for girls in the 2000s in New York using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by number of babies born in New York from 2000 to 2009.

Note: The Social Security Administration collects data on baby names with a binary understanding of sex and gender. Stacker understands that names aren’t inherently gendered and will continue to look for opportunities in our coverage to demonstrate that.

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#50. Maya

Maya has several possible origins and meanings. It may be a derivation of Maia, an ancient goddess of Greek mythology. Some believe it is of Hebrew origin meaning «water». Maya also means «illusion’ in Sanskrit.

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 3,438
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,432 (#33 most common name, -0.2% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #81
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 39,994

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#49. Sydney

Sydney is a name of English origin meaning «wide meadow».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 3,445
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,495 (#120 most common name, -56.6% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #28
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 76,431

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#48. Jenna

Jenna is a name of English origin meaning «white shadow, white wave».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 3,447
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 827 (#223 most common name, -76.0% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #69
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 45,261

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#47. Sofia

Sofia is a derivation of the Greek name Sophia meaning «wisdom».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 3,477
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 5,588 (#14 most common name, +60.7% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #73
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 43,216

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#46. Ella

Ella is a name of German origin meaning «fairy maiden».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 3,579
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 5,435 (#15 most common name, +51.9% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #34
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 67,442

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#45. Jasmine

Jasmine is a name of Persian origin meaning «gift from God».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 3,587
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,708 (#100 most common name, -52.4% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #29
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 76,029

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#44. Destiny

Destiny is a name of Latin origin meaning «fate».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 3,663
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 953 (#197 most common name, -74.0% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #32
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 69,782

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#43. Stephanie

Stephanie is a name of Greek origin meaning «crown».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 3,754
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,125 (#161 most common name, -70.0% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #51
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 49,823

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#42. Sara

Sara is a derivation of the name Sarah, of Hebrew origin meaning «princess».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 3,884
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,658 (#53 most common name, -31.6% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #70
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 44,005

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#41. Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn is a name of Greek origin meaning «pure».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 3,948
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,335 (#135 most common name, -66.2% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #35
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 66,885

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#40. Alexa

Alexa is a name of Greek origin meaning «defender of man».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 3,971
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,742 (#49 most common name, -30.9% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #58
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 48,049

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#39. Hailey

Hailey is a name of English origin meaning «hay’s meadow».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 4,078
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,756 (#28 most common name, -7.9% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #27
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 81,963

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#38. Michelle

Michelle is a name of Hebrew origin meaning «who is like God?».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 4,080
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,575 (#110 most common name, -61.4% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #72
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 43,384

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#37. Jennifer

Jennifer is a name of English origin meaning «white shadow, white wave».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 4,168
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,063 (#171 most common name, -74.5% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #39
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 63,401

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#36. Taylor

Taylor is a name of English origin meaning «one who tailors clothes».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 4,241
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,042 (#79 most common name, -51.9% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #17
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 100,972

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#35. Angelina

Angelina is a name of Greek origin meaning «angel or messenger».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 4,323
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,348 (#67 most common name, -45.7% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #76
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 42,676

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#34. Katherine

Katherine is a name of Greek origin meaning «pure».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 4,485
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,136 (#76 most common name, -52.4% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #37
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 65,330

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#33. Chloe

Chloe is a name of Greek origin meaning «blooming».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 4,506
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 5,909 (#12 most common name, +31.1% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #20
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 96,467

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#32. Leah

Leah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning «weary».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 4,507
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 6,318 (#11 most common name, +40.2% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #68
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 45,388

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#31. Gianna

Gianna is a name of Italian origin meaning «Lord is gracious».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 4,642
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,980 (#22 most common name, -14.3% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #119
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 27,578

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#30. Anna

Anna is a name of Hebrew origin meaning «grace».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 4,708
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,098 (#40 most common name, -34.2% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #24
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 90,215

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#29. Natalie

Natalie is a name of French origin meaning «birthday of the Lord».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 4,710
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,675 (#29 most common name, -22.0% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #21
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 95,076

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#28. Amanda

Amanda is a name of Latin origin meaning «worthy of love».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 4,841
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,093 (#164 most common name, -77.4% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #63
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 46,531

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#27. Lauren

Lauren is a name of Latin origin meaning «the bay or laurel plant».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 5,166
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,558 (#113 most common name, -69.8% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #19
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 97,144

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#26. Gabriella

Gabriella is a name of Italian origin meaning «God is my strength».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 5,207
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 4,718 (#19 most common name, -9.4% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #60
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 47,325

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#25. Alexandra

Alexandra is a name of Greek origin meaning «defender of man».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 5,275
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,706 (#51 most common name, -48.7% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #40
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 61,206

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#24. Alexis

Alexis is a name of Greek origin meaning «helper».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 5,547
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,817 (#92 most common name, -67.2% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #11
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 130,801

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#23. Mia

Mia is a name of Latin origin meaning «mine».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 5,674
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 9,195 (#6 most common name, +62.1% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #26
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 83,475

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#22. Nicole

Nicole is a name of Greek origin meaning «victory of the people».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 6,165
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,950 (#84 most common name, -68.4% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #49
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 54,522

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#21. Rachel

Rachel is a name of Hebrew origin meaning «ewe».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 6,173
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,479 (#31 most common name, -43.6% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #33
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 68,310

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#20. Victoria

Victoria is a name of Latin origin meaning «victory».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 6,463
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 4,678 (#20 most common name, -27.6% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #25
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 84,924

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#19. Alyssa

Alyssa is a name of Greek origin meaning «rational».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 6,519
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,292 (#69 most common name, -64.8% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #14
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 114,469

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#18. Grace

Grace is a name of Latin origin meaning «gracious».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 6,561
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 4,988 (#17 most common name, -24.0% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #15
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 110,702

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#17. Jessica

Jessica is a name of Hebrew origin meaning «God beholds».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 6,580
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,244 (#143 most common name, -81.1% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #23
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 90,630

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#16. Hannah

Hannah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning «grace».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 6,797
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,901 (#25 most common name, -42.6% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #5
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 155,723

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#15. Ava

Ava is a name of Latin origin meaning «bird».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 6,905
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 9,367 (#5 most common name, +35.7% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #16
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 104,495

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#14. Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a name of Hebrew origin meaning «god is my oath».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 6,952
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 4,722 (#18 most common name, -32.1% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #9
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 133,457

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#13. Abigail

Abigail is a name of Hebrew origin meaning «Joy Of The Father».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 7,216
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 6,961 (#9 most common name, -3.5% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #6
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 150,882

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#12. Julia

Julia is a name of Latin origin meaning «youthful».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 7,400
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,126 (#39 most common name, -57.8% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #30
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 70,848

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#11. Brianna

Brianna is a name of Irish origin meaning «noble».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 7,740
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,034 (#41 most common name, -60.8% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #18
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 99,768

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#10. Kayla

Kayla is a name of Irish origin meaning «slim and fair».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 8,358
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,861 (#47 most common name, -65.8% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #22
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 94,317

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#9. Sophia

Sophia is a name of Greek origin meaning «wisdom».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 8,750
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 12,074 (#1 most common name, +38.0% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #13
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 119,222

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#8. Sarah

Sarah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning «princess».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 9,380
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 5,089 (#16 most common name, -45.7% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #12
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 124,411

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#7. Ashley

Ashley is a name of English origin meaning «ash tree meadow».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 9,595
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,356 (#34 most common name, -65.0% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #10
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 133,014

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#6. Madison

Madison is a name of English origin meaning «son of Matthew».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 9,692
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 7,161 (#8 most common name, -26.1% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #2
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 193,172

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#5. Samantha

Samantha is a name of Hebrew origin meaning «told by God».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 9,943
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 4,040 (#21 most common name, -59.4% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #8
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 134,281

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#4. Emma

Emma is a name of German origin meaning «universal».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 9,977
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 11,662 (#3 most common name, +16.9% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #3
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 181,305

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#3. Olivia

Olivia is a name of Latin origin meaning «olive tree».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 10,574
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 11,919 (#2 most common name, +12.7% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #4
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 156,018

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#2. Isabella

Isabella is a name of Hebrew origin meaning «devoted to God».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 10,750
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 11,588 (#4 most common name, +7.8% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #7
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 149,534

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#1. Emily

Emily is a name of Latin origin meaning «to strive».

New York
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 14,141
— Babies from 2010 to 2019: 7,919 (#7 most common name, -44.0% compared to the 2000s)

National
— Rank: #1
— Babies from 2000 to 2009: 223,714

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Name rating in Russia — the most popular and common names in 2023 for boys and girls

CONTENTS ARTICLES:

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2. Mikhail

3. Maxim

4. Artyom

5. Leo

6. Ivan

7. Mark

8. Dmitry

009

2. Maria

3. Eva

4. Victoria

5. Anna

6. Polina

7. Vasilisa

8. Alisa

Unusual names 202 2 years

What is the most common name in Russia

In the regions of Russia let down the results of the birth rate in 2022 and announced the lists of the most popular names for newborns. Over the past five years, the number of original and rare names has increased, because the current trend instructs parents to choose an unusual name for their child. We will tell you which names were popular in the past year.

The most popular names for boys

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1. Alexander

The name has ancient Greek roots: ἀλέξω [alekso] — “protecting”, ἀνήρ [andros] — “man”. In many countries it is considered the most noble and courageous name. Spread throughout the world through Christianization.

THIS IS INTERESTING! The name Alexander is included in the rating of the 20 most popular names in Europe.

The ancient Greeks attributed the poetic epithet «Alexandros» to the goddess of motherhood Hera, and the ancient Romans attributed the poetic epithet «Alexandros» to the god of war Mars. In the pre-Christian period, the most famous bearer of the name was Alexander the Great. In Russia, it came into wide use after the canonization of Alexander Nevsky.

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2. Michael

Considered one of the oldest names. It passed into the Russian language through borrowing from the Greek language. In Greece, the name gained popularity during the spread of Christianity. The roots of the name Michael are Hebrew. In the Middle East, it is pronounced — Michael, and is translated as «one who is like God. » In European languages, the pronunciation of the name varies greatly: Miguel (in Portuguese and Spanish), Michel (in French), Mihai (in Romanian).

THIS IS INTERESTING! In the Christian tradition, the name is unusually popular, but among Muslims it is forbidden, since naming a child after an angel is unacceptable.

3. Maxim

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In ancient Rome, children were given generic names, one of these is Maximus, which literally translates as “noble, great”. Maxim is a Russian pronunciation of a borrowed Latin name. In other languages: Massimo (Italian), Maximilian (German). In some European countries, there is a female version of the name — Maxim, which is not used in our country.

THIS IS INTERESTING! Many generic Roman names eventually migrated to personal ones: Sergius — Sergey, Camillus — Camilla, Sabinus — Sabina and Aemilius — Emilia.

4. Artyom

The name comes from the Greek version — Αρτέμιος [Artemios]. It translates as «impeccable health, unharmed.» In pre-Christian times in ancient Greece, the name was translated as «dedicated to Artemis.» The original Christian form of the name is Artemy.

5. Leo

Linguists are still arguing about which word formed the basis of the name: the Latin Leo or the Greek Λέων. They are translated the same way: «lion, lion character.» The name Leo became widespread in Russia only at the beginning of the 20th century, when newborn children began to be named after the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy.

6. Ivan

Russian version of the biblical name John. It was borrowed in the 10th century, but its transformation took almost four centuries. From Hebrew, John is translated as «merciful Yahweh.»

THIS IS INTERESTING! Many other names were formed on its basis: Ivanna, Yana, Yanina, Yan.

7. Mark

There are several options for the origin of the name:

  • From the Latin word marcus, which translates as «hammer, hammer. » In ancient Rome, gladiators were armed with a hammer.
  • From the ancient Roman name Martius, which means «born in March».

The name has a different pronunciation in European languages: Markus (in Danish and German), Marko (in Croatian, Serbian and Slovenian), Marek (in Polish).

8. Dmitry

Name of Greek origin, which is very popular not only in Russia, but also in Western Europe. The ancient Greek name Demetrius is translated as «dedicated to the goddess of fertility Demeter, a farmer.» Mithra (Demeter) for the Greeks was the personification of the birthing power of the earth. In the Orthodox tradition, the name spread after the canonization of Demetrius Donskoy.

The most popular names for girls

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1. Sofia/Sofya

Through the Greek language, the name passed into the Russian dictionary of names. In ancient Greece, the name σοφία (Sophia) was very widespread and was interpreted as «mind, wisdom. » In Rus’, the name was often given to girls from noble families, among the peasants it was not common.

In the English tradition, the name Sophie is included in the list of 10 common English names. Pronunciation in other languages: Zofia (Polish), Sofiko (Georgian), Fifi (Spanish).

THIS IS INTERESTING! In Russia, the name gained popularity in the 2000s. Since 2016, he has topped the list of the most common Russian names.

2. Maria

The most common female name, which in Hebrew sounds like this: מרים — Maryam. It is believed that it comes from the word מ־ר, which means «bitter». The name Maria was worn by many queens not only in Russia, but also in the world: Maria Romanova, Maria Medici, Maria of Teck.

Popularity is affected by the variability of the name, it has a lot of derivatives: Mari, Marusya, Masha, Mary, Mariko, Manya, Mariam, Mariska, Marlene.

3. Eve

According to the Old Testament, Eve is the name of the first woman. In the Hebrew version, the name is pronounced Hava (חוה) and is translated as «giving life.» Some dictionaries give a translation of the name — «naughty, on the move.» Like many other names borrowed from biblical stories, the name Eva has a pronunciation variability: Iva (English), Eva (in Czech and Polish).

THIS IS INTERESTING! The name Eva underlies many other well-known names: Evelina, Evgenia, Evangelina, Evdokia.

4. Victoria

The Romans adopted the attributes of the Greek goddess Nike and laid them in the basis of the image of the goddess of victory Victoria. Through the Roman pantheon, the name passed into the personal category with the meaning «victorious, victorious.» Interestingly, the name Victoria is not in the Orthodox list of names; at baptism, the name Nika is often chosen instead.

5. Anna

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Hebrew name meaning «favor». It was borrowed into the Greek dictionary of names, and through it spread throughout the world. In Hebrew, it has a different pronunciation — Hanna, as it is derived from the male name Hanan. The name Anna can often be found as an abbreviated version of other names: Marianna, Zhanna, Ariana, Lilianna.

6. Polina

The name has several borrowing theories:

  • According to one, the name Polina passed into Russian from French. The name Paul (Paul) is derived from the Latin word paulus, which translates as «small». In this version, the name Polina means «baby».
  • According to another theory, Polina is an abbreviation of the ancient Greek name Apollinaria, derived from the name of the god Apollo. The meaning of the name in this case is «sunny, radiant.»

IT’S INTERESTING! In the Orthodox tradition, the name Polina is an abbreviated version of the names Apollinaria, Pelageya.

7. Vasilisa

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Borrowed into Russian from Greek. Βασιλίς (Basileus) is a title in the Cretan-Mycenaean culture worn by kings, a poetic epithet of the supreme god Zeus. In ancient Greece, there was both a female and a male version of the name: Basilisa, Basileus. Vasilisa means «ruling, royal person.» The name spread with the process of Christianization. The great martyr Basilissa of Rome, brutally murdered by order of Emperor Nero, is revered in many countries.

8. Alice

The name gained worldwide popularity after the publication of the children’s book by Lewis Carroll «Alice in Wonderland». Before that, it was only an abbreviated version of the names Adelais and Adelaide, from which the names Adele, Alina originated in Russian. The roots of the name go back to Ancient Scandinavia. The ancient German male name Adalheid, consisting of two roots, translates as «from a noble family.»

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  • Female: Athena, Astra, Luna, Marceline, Fun, Lavender, Praskovya, Akulina, Juliet, Tiffany, Bella, Cleopatra.
  • Male: Seraphim, Hector, Theodore, Damian, Christian, Jaromir, Mars, Diamond, Agate, Eleazar, Theodosius, Ural, Troyan, Leo-August.

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The most common female name is Sofia. It is believed that every sixteenth girl in Russia is called by this name.

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for the first 5 months of the current year and shared information related to children. More precisely, with their names. We tell you how Nizhny Novgorod most often called newborns this year.

According to the latest data, in the first half of 2020, 10,919 babies were born in the Nizhny Novgorod region. Among the girls, the name Sophia is in the lead — this is how many Nizhny Novgorod residents named their daughters. In second place is the name Victoria, in third — Anna. Also, the registry office spoke about rare names for newborns. These are Jasmine, Venus, Sophie and Zlatislava.

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As for the boys, there have been no changes since the end of last year, all three names have remained in their places.

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