Top Baby Names of 2016

Can You Guess Germany’s Top Baby Names of 2016?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Association for the German Language (GfdS) has just released their collection of popular baby names on Wednesday, bringing in over 65,000 unique registered names across 1,050,000 newborns in 2016, and the results were, well, not too different from years past.

Both the top 10 girls and boys names list contain the same names as 2015, with only minor adjustments in ranking. With that said, the findings did see new number one rankings for both genders — Marie for girls and Elias for boys. We’ve included the top 10 below, with last year’s ranking in parentheses.

Girl Names

1. Marie (2)
2.77%
2. Sophie/Sofie (1)
2.77%
3. Sophia/Sofia (3)
1.78%
4. Maria (4)
1.63%
5. Emma (6)
1.31%
6. Emilia (8)
1.29%
7. Mia (5)
1.24%
8. Anna (9)
1.20%
9. Hannah/Hanna (7)
1.19%
10. Johanna (10)
1.02%

Boy Names

1. Elias (3)
1.42%
2. Alexander (2)
1.41%
3. Maximilian (1)
1.39%
4. Paul (4)
1.36%
5. Leon (5)
1.16%
6. Louis/Luis (6)
1.14%
7. Ben (7)
1.13%
8. Jonas (10)
1.11%
9. Noah (9)
1.10%
10. Luca/Luka (8)
1.04%

 

To mark the 70th anniversary of GfdS, the group is also publishing an expanded list for the first time, ranking the top 35 names of 2016. Is your name time-tested? Sadly my name didn’t make the list. Check out this link for the full list.

Sources: GfdS

Photo: Gabriel Pinto [Flickr]

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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