The most popular names for boys – University of Copenhagen

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The most popular names for boys

The 20 most popular boys' names in 2009 according to Statistics Denmark. Note that the names often have more than one spelling. Here only the most widespread ones are cited.

  1. Mikkel
  2. Lucas
  3. William
  4. Emil
  5. Noah
  6. Victor
  7. Magnus
  8. Oliver
  9. Frederik
  10. Mathias
  11. Oscar
  12. Gustav
  13. Alexander
  14. Malthe
  15. Sebastian
  16. Christian
  17. Tobias
  18. Mads
  19. Elias
  20. Marcus

Works of reference

Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? København 2003.
Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog. København 1998.
Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Navnebogen. København 2007.
Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch. Berlin 1996-2003.