Emma and Lucas most popular in 2010

2010 was a year with small changes in the use of names. Emma and Lucas/Lukas continued to be the top names, and Linnea and Emil maintained 2nd place. We have to go to 3rd place to find changes from 2009: Mathias and Sara.

We believe the trend with girls’ names ending with “a” or “ah” has peaked. Fifty-two per cent of the girls born in 2010 were given such names. Twenty per cent of the boys follow the international trend with names from the Bible. This trend is also at its peak.

Local variations are difficult to find, but Mohammad is still the most popular boys’ name in Oslo.

Ten most popular boy’s names. 2010
No. Number Per 1 000 Name
1 552 17 Lucas/Lukas
2 492 15 Emil
3 491 15 Mathias/Matias
4 443 13 William
5 435 13 Magnus
6 428 13 Markus/Marcus
7 423 13 Jonas
8 400 12 Kristian/Christian
9 384 12 Oliver
10 380 11 Alexander/Aleksander
Ten most popular girl’s names. 2010
No. Number Per 1 000 Name
1 465 15 Emma
2 452 14 Linnea/Linea
3 426 14 Sara/Sahra/Sarah
4 423 14 Sofie/Sophie
5 411 13 Nora/Norah
6 399 13 Ingrid/Ingerid/Ingri
7 389 12 TheaTea
8 387 12 Emilie
9 381 12 Ida
10 353 11 Maja/Maia/Maya

Source: Statistics Norway

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