Most Popular Baby Names Around the World

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I love to travel, and I'm really hoping our baby on board does too. With him on the way, I'm thinking more about baby names than I ever have before. I recently wrote a post listing the top baby names by state, which got me wondering, “If these are the most popular baby names here in the U.S., what are the most popular names here, and here, and oh yes, there too?!”

Check out these top picks from other countries.

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Image via Megan Klay

Germany

Greta – Pearl

Oscar – Divine spear

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Image via Flickr/ Mike Vondran

Brazil

Catina – Pure

Sabion – Wise man

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Image via Flickr/ Hai Linh Truong

Australia

Sienna – Reddish brown

Lachlan – From the land of lakes

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Image via Megan Klay

Italy

Ginevra – Fair and yielding

Alessio – Defender of mankind

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Image via Flickr/ Diriye Amey

South Africa

Naledi – Star

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Adwin – Artist or thinker

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France

Leonie – Lioness

Quentin – Born fifth

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UK

Freya – Lady; derived from Freyja, the Norse goddess of love and fertility and mythological wife of Odin

Toby – God is good

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Image via Flickr/ Artur Staszewski

Quebec, Canada

Oceane – Ocean in French

Mathis – Gift of God (French form of Matthew)

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Image via Flickr/ Moyan Brenn

Japan

Airi – Beloved jasmine

Ren – Lotus

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Image via Flickr/ Mikael Tigerström

Sweden

Linnea – Linden tree or twinflower

Loke – He who breaks/destroys

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Image via Flickr/ Dennis Jarvis

India

Navya – Young

Aryan – Noble or civilized, master

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Russia

Arina – Peace

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Artem – Dedicated to the Greek goddess Artemis

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Image via Flickr/ Steve Sutherland

Colombia

Salome – Peace, tranquil

Matias – Gift of God (Spanish form of Matthew)

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Image via Flickr/ Moyan Brenn

Iceland

Bryndis – Armored Goddess

Gunnar – Lighter

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Ireland

Saoirse – Freedom

Oisin – Little deer

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Image via Flickr/ Louise Palanker

New Zealand

Willow – Willow tree, sender; graceful

Arlo – Mound, cairn, hill

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Image via Flickr/ David Poe

Israel

Shira – Song

Ori – My light

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Image via Flickr/ Moyan Brenn

Turkey

Ecrin – Reward

Omer – Mentioned in the book of Genesis

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Netherlands

Fenna – Peace

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Bram – Father of multitude

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Argentina

Morena – Brown/brown-haired

Thiago – The one who helps others

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Do you love or dislike any of these names? Have any of these stuck out enough to be added to your possible baby name list?

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Most Popular Baby Names Around the World

I have a constant craving for adventure and love to pack as much fun into life as I can. Becoming a mom to one sweet boy has caused me to slow down - a little, and provided me with a wonderful new way to find joy in life. I try my darndest to soak it all in, as I have already found life to move a lot quicker since welcoming this little hunk of love into it. I am married to an amazing man, and I'm still trying to figure out how to embrace the changes in our relationship that have come with new pa ... More

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2 comments

  1. Eman says:

    The picture of Jerusalem is NOT ISRAEL… It represents PALESTINE! And this article doesn’t cover middle eastern name from the Arab world .

  2. Louise says:

    Catina? Sabion??? I’m brazilian and I can assure you those are NOT EVEN names here. It simply makes no sense. You should really research more before mentioning a whole country. Thumbs down!

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