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Baby Names: The Top 10 Girl Names And The Top 10 Boy Names

Curious which girl names and boy 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.

Emma & Noah

Before we get to the lists, here are a few fun facts about baby names:

Did you know…
• 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?

Wondering which baby names were the most popular in 2020? These are the top 10 boys and girls-names of 2020:

Top 10 Babynamen 2020

Wondering which baby names were the most popular in 2019? These are the top 10 boys and girls-names of 2019:

Top 10 Babynamen 2019

Wondering which baby names were the most popular in 2018? These are the top 10 boys and girls-names of 2018:

Top 10 Babynamen 2018

Wondering which baby names were the most popular in 2017? These are the top 10 boys and girls-names of 2017:

Top 10 Babynamen 2017

Wondering which baby names were the most popular in 2016? These are the top 10 boys and girls-names of 2016:

Top 10 Babynamen 2016

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Source: SVBkindernamen.nl