Curious which boys and girls names have been in the Top 10 in recent years? You will find all popular names from 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 here. Handy for inspiration or to see if the name of your daughter, son or grandchild is among them.
Did you know…
Before we get to the lists, here are a few fun facts about baby names:
• Emma and Noah were the most popular names in 2020 and in 2019?
• The most popular name Noah was given to 807 boys and 18 girls in 2020?
• There is a tie for third place in 2020 for Lucas and Liam and a tie for second place for Julia and Mila?
• Babies are often named after heroes or celebrities? Duncan Laurence, for example, was very popular in 2019, just like Lío: after Lil'Kleine's baby. In 2003, a lot of Jamais were suddenly born, all thanks to Jamai's Idols victory.
• Popular callsigns from the past, such as Teun and Gijs doing very well in recent years?
• More people used to have the same name than today? It could even be that a name was chosen three thousand times. Now the popular names are often given about eight hundred to a thousand times.
• It was legally forbidden in the Netherlands from 1811 to 1970 to give your child a name that did not yet exist? The Civil Code now states the following: 'The registrar of births, marriages and deaths refuses to include in the birth certificate first names that are inappropriate or correspond to existing surnames unless they are also common first names.
• Miracle of Love, Maastricht, TomTom, Tsjakkalotte, Facebook and Urine are names that have been rejected in recent years?
• Parents also go for a double first name if they really can't choose, or simply because they think it's the most beautiful?
• Special double first names in the Netherlands are She-Cutie, Ocean-Pearl and Valentino-Love?
Top 10 boys and girls names of 2020:
Most popular names for boys in 2020: 1. Noah, 2. Sem, 3. Liam/Lucas, 4. Daan, 5. Finn, 6. Levi, 7. Luuk, 8. Mees, 9. James, 10. Milan.
Most popular names for girls in 2020: 1. Emma, 2. Julia/Mila, 3. Tess, 4. Sophie, 5. Zoe, 6. Sara, 7. Nora, 8. Yara, 9. Eva, 10. Liv.
Top 10 boys and girls names of 2019:
Most popular names for boys in 2019: 1. Noah, 2. Daan, 3. Lucas, 4. Levi, 5. Sem, 6. Finn, 7. Liam, 8. James, 9. Milan, 10. Luuk.
Most popular names for girls in 2019: 1. Emma, 2. Mila, 3. Sophie, 4. Zoe, 5. Julia, 6. Tess, 7. Sara, 8. Anna, 9. Evi, 10. Saar.
Top 10 boys and girls names of 2018:
Most popular names for boys in 2018: 1. Lucas, 2. Levi, 3. Finn, 4. Sem, 5. Noah, 6. Daan, 7. Luuk, 8. Bram, 9. Mees, 10. Milan.
Most popular names for girls in 2018: 1. Julia, 2. Emma, 3. Sophie, 4. Tess, 5. Zoe, 6. Mila, 7. Anna, 8. Sara, 9. Eva, 10. Noor.
Top 10 boys and girls names of 2017:
Most popular names for boys in 2017: 1. Noah, 2. Sem, 3. Lucas, 4. Finn, 5. Daan, 6. Levi, 7. Milan, 8. Bram, 9. Luuk, 10. Jesse.
Most popular names for girls in 2017: 1. Emma, 2. Tess, 3. Sophie, 4. Julia, 5. Anna, 6. Mila, 7. Sara, 8. Eva, 9. Zoe, 10. Evi.
Top 10 boys and girls names of 2016:
Most popular names for boys in 2016: 1. Daan, 2. Noah, 3. Sem, 4. Lucas, 5. Jesse, 6. Finn, 7. Milan, 8. Max, 9. Levi, 10. Luuk.
Most popular names for girls in 2016: 1. Anna, 2. Emma, 3. Tess, 4. Sophie, 5. Julia, 6. Zoe, 7. Evi, 8. Mila, 9. Sara, 10. Eva.
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