Today, the Swiss government released statistics on the most popular baby names in 2015. The Swiss statistics office has been crunching this data for 30 years.
Noah was the most popular boys’ name across Switzerland. 443 out of the 44,650 baby boys born in Switzerland in 2015 had this name chosen for them. However, while it made the top 5 in Zurich (5th), it was only 7th in Geneva and 10th in Ticino.
Most popular baby names in 2015 across all of Switzerland
Mia was the number one baby girls’ name nationally in 2015. 465 out of the 41,900 baby girls who entered the world in 2015, ended up as Mias. Mia made the top 5 in only Zurich, where it was the most popular choice. In Geneva it was 10th, and in Ticino it was even lower.
Most popular baby names in 2015 in selected cantons
Emma was the most universally popular name for newborns in 2015. It came second nationally and in Zurich, Geneva and Ticino. In the boys department, Liam travelled well. It came 2nd in Zurich and Ticino and 4th equal in Geneva.
Anna was the only name in 2015’s crop that has stood the test of time. Across the entire Swiss population there were 42,929 Annas in 2015, the second most common name. In 2015, Anna ranked 7th in the 2015 girls’ baby name popularity race. No other popular 2015 baby name was in the top 10 most common names across Switzerland’s population.
Most popular names across Switzerland’s total population
The best name depends on what life throws at you. If you are a girl wanting to fit in in Zurich, Geneva and Ticino then you can thank your parents if you ended up with Emma. If you are a boy the same can be said of the name Liam. If you are a girl and want to feel at home across generations then being named Anna fits the bill.
Some young Genevoise may feel quite regal should they one day move to the UK. Victoria was the 4th most popular girls’ name in 2015.
What’s in a name? you might ask if you ended up as a Juliet, ranked 125th across Switzerland in 2015.
Swiss statistics press release (in French) – Take a 5 minute French test now
Swiss statistics press release (in German)
Full 2015 name data
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