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Most Popular Given Names by Country

The #1 most popular given name, male and female (provided information was available), in each of these countries.
In general, the popular local (Romanized) spelling is used, though some very common alternate spellings are accepted for some names.
If a name is used in more than one language or culture, I did my best to link them all, but there were a lot of names included so comment if I missed something.
Some of the data (most) reflects popular baby names in the most recent year, other data reflects the most popular name across an entire population. Apologies for the inconsistency.
Last updated: December 10, 2018
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The World
Mohamed
Argentina
Juan
Argentina
Sofía
Armenia
Davit
Armenia
Nareh
Aruba
Daniel
Aruba
Alysha
Australia
Oliver
Australia
Chloe
Austria
Lukas
Austria
Sarah
Azerbaijan
Yusif
Azerbaijan
Nuray
Belarus
Ivan
Belarus
Anastasija
Belgium
Noah
Belgium
Emma
Bosnia
Amar
Bosnia
Amina
Brazil
Miguel
Brazil
Sophia
Bulgaria
Georgi
Bulgaria
Viktoria
Canada
Jacob
Canada
Emma
Chile
Benjamín
Chile
Sofía
Colombia
Santiago
Colombia
Mariana
Croatia
Luka
Croatia
Lana
Czech Republic
Jakub
Czech Republic
Eliška
Denmark
William
Denmark
Emma
Egypt
Mohamed
Equatorial Guinea
Manuel
Equatorial Guinea
María del Carmen
Estonia
Rasmus
Estonia
Sofia
Finland
Elias
France
Nathan
France
Emma
Georgia
Nikolozi
Georgia
Mariam
Germany
Ben
Germany
Mia
Greece
Georgios
Greece
Maria
Hungary
Bence
Hungary
Hanna
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Iceland
Aron
Iceland
Emilía
India
Aarav
India
Saanvi
Iran
Mohammad
Iran
Fatemeh
Iraq
Ali
Ireland
Jack
Ireland
Emily
Israel
Noam
Israel
Muhammad
Israel
Noa
Israel
Hala
Italy
Francesco
Italy
Sofia
Jamaica
Gabrielle
Japan
Ren
Japan
Yua
Jordan
Mohammad
Jordan
Rimas
Kazakhstan
Yerasyl
Kazakhstan
Kausar
Latvia
Roberts
Latvia
Sofija
Libya
Mohammed
Libya
Aya
Liechtenstein
Leon
Liechtenstein
Emma
Lithuania
Matas
Lithuania
Ugnė
Luxembourg
Ben
Luxembourg
Emma
Macedonia
Aleksandar
Macedonia
Marija
Malaysia
Muhamad
Malaysia
Nur
Malta
Luke
Malta
Elena
Mexico
Sofía
Moldova
Maxim
Moldova
Anastasia
Monaco
Mathéo
Monaco
Léa
Mongolia
Naranbaatar
Mongolia
Odval
Morocco
Mohamed
Morocco
Fatima
Netherlands
Daan
Netherlands
Emma
New Zealand
Jack
New Zealand
Olivia
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Norway
Emil
Norway
Emma
Pakistan
Mohammad
Pakistan
Fatima
Philippines
John
Philippines
Sophia
Poland
Jakub
Poland
Julia
Portugal
Rodrigo
Portugal
Maria
Puerto Rico
Luis
Puerto Rico
Mia
Romania
David
Romania
Maria
Russia
Alexander
Russia
Sofiya
Serbia
Luka
Serbia
Milica
Slovakia
Jakub
Slovakia
Sofia
Slovenia
Luka
Slovenia
Eva
South Korea
Min-jun
South Korea
Seo-yeon
Spain
Alejandro
Spain
Lucía
Sweden
William
Sweden
Alice
Taiwan
Chia-Hao
Taiwan
Shu-fen
Tajikistan
Muhammad
Tajikistan
Sumayah
Thailand
Somchai
Tunisia
Mehdi
Tunisia
Mariam
Turkey
Yusuf
Turkey
Zeynep
Ukraine
Denys
Ukraine
Anastasiya
United Arab Emirates
Mohammad
United Arab Emirates
Fatima
United Kingdom
Harry
United Kingdom
Amelia
United States births (2012)
Aiden
United States births (2012)
Sophia
United States total
James
United States total
Mary
Uruguay
Agustín
Uruguay
Florencia
Venezuela
Sebastián
Venezuela
Camila
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level 50
Jan 14, 2013
Great quiz :) respect for the effort !
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level 76
Jan 14, 2013
Thanks! :) I'm happy someone enjoyed it.
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level 71
Jan 14, 2013
Awesome quiz! Very unique and interesting :)
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level 40
Feb 16, 2013
Darn... that was tough. I really enjoyed it though. I spent half the quiz trying to spell Muhommod... and couldn't get a single version right. :)
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level 76
Feb 17, 2013
haha... really? There are something like 6 or 8 different acceptable spellings for Muhammad on the quiz. More than for any other name. Mohammed, Muhammad, Mohammad, Mohamet etc.
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level 76
Mar 6, 2013
I'm sure if I had any info for Ghana the most popular name would be Kwame. I used to work with a bunch of guys from Ghana and fully 2/3 of them were named Kwame.
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level 37
Mar 17, 2013
Great quiz! But shouldn't 'Anastasiya' also work for 'Anastasija'?
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level 76
Mar 17, 2013
Thanks! :D and... oops.. yeah, I missed that. I tried to match up the many various spellings of different names whenever possible. Thanks for the tip. I'll fix it.
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level 15
Mar 19, 2013
I thought the most common name in India to be something like Suresh, Kumar, Patel, Singh, Lakshmi or something like that. Now I know that it is Aarav and Saanvi. Thanks for informing
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level 76
Mar 19, 2013
Patel and Singh are very common surnames in India but I don't believe they are used as given (first) names. Anyway, thank you for taking the quiz. :)
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level 76
May 10, 2013
I'm happy that so many people have taken this quiz that even Odval, Sumayah, and Shu-fen have been guessed at least once by this point.
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level 66
Jun 29, 2013
I'm surprised than Kim isn't on here, as 60% of Koreans are supposed to have that name. :/

Oh, and it seems like Lukas hasn't been matched up with Luke/Luka and Alejandro with Alexander/Aleksandar.
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level 76
Jun 30, 2013
Alejandro is matched up. Luka and Lukas are not, I'll see about fixing that.

Concerning the name Kim, first of all this is a family name not a given name. That's the main reason it is not on this quiz. Though it *does* show up here: Most Common Surnames.
Also, I think your stats are off. It's my understanding that roughly 60% of the people in Korea have one of three family names: Kim, Pak/Park, and Lee. Of those three very common family names, Kim is the most common, but I think it's still less than 25% of the country. To my knowledge, Nguyen is the most common family name per capita in any country in the world. Around 25% of everyone in Vietnam has that name.
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level 19
Dec 17, 2013
Where's china, bangladesh, and most importantly, most of africa?
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level 76
Dec 18, 2013
If you find good data on any of these countries I can add them. Some countries in Africa haven't had a census in 30+ years. Some have never had one. There is little or no data available on the prevalence of various names in most of these countries. I'm pretty sure the most common name in Ghana is Kwame but I couldn't find data to support this. I'm about 98-99% sure that Mohammed is the most common name in Bangladesh, though I could not find data for that country, either.
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level 33
Apr 15, 2014
Emma doesn't pop up with the rest of the forms of Emily.
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level 66
May 23, 2014
Great quiz! Enjoyed it. My suggestions: Gabriela should work for Gabrielle (it's the spanish version), and you should mash Lukas up with all the Luke and Luka stuff
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level 76
May 23, 2014
It's been a while since I looked at or updated this one, but if I ever get around to it I'll do that. Thanks. :)
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level 55
May 28, 2014
I can't figure out what I was trying to type when I got "Nur."
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level 76
May 28, 2014
Maybe Nora or Nour or something like that. There are multiple type-ins accepted for many of these names including different versions from different cultures, if those same names also appear on the quiz. Though it has been a long time since I updated this and I know there are some things I missed.
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level 39
May 28, 2014
I'm interested in the source for the Japan names - I've never had a student named Yua. I have plenty named Yui, which many Japanese insurance sites list as the most popular name. Typo, perhaps?
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level 76
May 29, 2014
hm... you might be right. I've never spent much time in Japan but I have also heard the name Yui before. I got this from Wikipedia, there could have been a mistake on their end. I don't think it was on mine. I remember seeing that name on the Wiki page as I was making this quiz.
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level 39
Jun 3, 2014
I dug back through the source material on wikipedia and I think I discovered the sticking point - more girls were named Yui in 2013 (I understand you were most likely using the 2012 data when this quiz was made), but the thing is you can write Yui in a variety of ways, using different kanji. In fact, since it's a popular name, the kanji being used have probably proliferated to help distinguish a child from her classmates, much as Yoko can be written in at least ten different ways. More people named their daughters Yua using 結愛 than Yui using 結衣 (the most common kanji choice for Yui), so that became the "top" name on RocketNews24, from which wikipedia made their list, even though Yui (written any way) is twice as popular as Yua (written any way). A linguistic quirk.
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level 76
Jun 4, 2014
Good work. That sounds pretty conclusive. I'll make both variants acceptable whenever I update this.
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level 81
Jun 4, 2014
As a Finn I have to comment. Why is Finland missing a girl's name as most other countries have both?
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level 76
Jun 4, 2014
I was just working with the data I found. If you have something that gives a girls' and boys' name, then I can add it to the growing list of things I need to fix/update on this quiz, and change it whenever I get around to doing that.
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level 75
Jul 10, 2014
Camilla didn't give me Camila, and Joseph didn't give me Yusif or Yusuf.
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level 50
Jan 10, 2019
i tried like 40 variations of yusef, yuzef, yuzif, yousef yousuf etc etc. Of all the ones I tried I think atelast 3/4 are ways they are actually spelled ( i ve seen it spelled many different ways)
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level 50
Jul 16, 2014
137 of 153! Wahoo! Great quiz, kal, a real challenge.
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level 76
Jul 17, 2014
That's quite impressive.
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level 33
Jul 25, 2014
Amazing research! Suggest entering Luke should give Lukas (Austria) as well as Luka (various countries).
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level 76
Jul 26, 2014
This was my first or one of my first quizzes. I'll get around to updating it some day.
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level 32
Dec 13, 2014
Great quiz, but it accepted Mary for Mariam on Georgia but not for Tunisia. Could you please fix that?
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level 76
Dec 13, 2014
At some point, yes. Thanks for taking the quiz.
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level 23
Dec 27, 2015
I am Japanese, I do not know the name "Yua"....
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level 35
Mar 12, 2016
I know lots of people with these names... and this quiz gave me true hell.
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level 38
Nov 11, 2016
71 right. And I'm kicking myself for some of the ones I missed. I mean, I was going through people I know and I know at least 2 Jacks.
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level 38
Jul 26, 2018
Challenging, but at the same time very interesting. Thank you for the opportunity to see how the world names its children.
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level 50
Jan 10, 2019
Why is israel on there 4 times? (and several only oncce, but I expect that is due to lack of data)
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level 76
Jan 10, 2019
Israel had different data sets for Jewish and Muslim residents.
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level 44
Feb 27, 2019
Please accept George for Georgios