Norway’s top names 2017

Sofie and Jakob top a list that shows regional and temporal trends The Local Norway has new official most popular baby names for both boys and girls after the 2017 totals were announced. Sofie and Jakob were the top choices in 2017. Lavrans moved up the list, while previous favorite William slipped back, as did Nora, the top choice for baby girls in 2016. Figures for most common names given to infants in 2017 were released by Statistics Norway on Jan. 24. The name Sofie was given to 412 children last year, while 424 were called Jakob. “Both Sofie and Jakob have had a classic swing in popularity for names,” senior advisor Jørgen Ouren said via the Statistics Norway website. The two names were extremely popular at the beginning of the 20th century, then fell almost completely out of use before seeing a modern return to popularity, Ouren said. The third-most
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