Alma and Alfred the most popular names of 2020

For the first time, the two names were the most common for newborn girls and boys

Last year, 514 girls were named Alma, while 520 boys got the name Alfred. (photo: Marko Milivojevic)
July 14th, 2021 12:41 pm| by Kasper Grandetoft
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Last year, Alma and Alfred topped the list of most popular given names for infant girls and boys respectively. According to numbers from Danmarks Statestik, some 514 girls were named Alma, while 520 boys got the name Alfred.

Other names in the top three are Oscar and Carl for boys, and Agnes and Ella for girls.

In 2019, Alma and Alfred were both in second place behind Emma and William at the top of the list.

Emma and Williams, the most popular names over the last decade, have slipped to sixth and fifth respectively.

Alva and Bjørn moves up
While most of the names in the top 50 have ranked on previous lists, a couple of names are entirely new.

The biggest leap for the girls was Alva, which moved ten places up the list to land at number 49. At the same time, Bjørn rose 13 places to number 50 for the boys.

Other new names in the top 50 include Johanne for girls, and Vilhelm and Vincent for boys.

Mads and Eva out of the list
The list also reflects current trends with some previously popular names disappearing.

Boy names like Mads, Mikkel and Mathias, which were very popular in the 90s and 00s, are completely out of the top 50.

Girl names Eva and Mynte are also out, even though both names had been trending since the early 00s.

Top 50 names for children born in 2020


Girl names                                                                Boy names

Rank Name Number Rank Name Number
1 Alma 514 1 Alfred 520
2 Agnes 456 2 Oscar 516
3 Ella 448 3 Carl 503
4 Freja 439 4 Noah 503
5 Clara 432 5 William 497
6 Emma 432 6 Oliver 463
7 Sofia 423 7 Aksel 454
8 Karla 398 8 Arthur 453
9 Anna 375 9 Valdemar 432
10 Ellie 363 10 Lucas 429
11 Olivia 363 11 Malthe 422
12 Alberte 359 12 Emil 413
13 Nora 359 13 August 400
14 Asta 357 14 Victor 398
15 Laura 347 15 Elias 370
16 Josefine 345 16 Elliot 335
17 Ida 341 17 Felix 315
18 Luna 339 18 Magnus 310
19 Frida 331 19 Hugo 298
20 Lily 314 20 Anton 291
21 Ellen 300 21 Theo 281
22 Mathilde 286 22 Liam 280
23 Astrid 270 23 Viggo 277
24 Isabella 255 24 Nohr 272
25 Aya 231 25 Otto 269
26 Esther 227 26 Theodor 257
27 Lærke 219 27 Lauge 253
28 Maja 219 28 Frederik 249
29 Emily 217 29 Matheo 243
30 Andrea 216 30 Anker 239
31 Victoria 209 31 Adam 232
32 Liva 208 32 Loui 231
33 Marie 204 33 Storm 218
34 Vilma 197 34 Alexander 214
35 Saga 191 35 Johan 209
36 Mille 188 36 Konrad 206
37 Sofie 185 37 Villads 204
38 Emilie 183 38 Erik 202
39 Leonora 174 39 Albert 188
40 Rosa 172 40 Pelle 186
41 Liv 171 41 Walter 181
42 Merle 171 42 Marius 180
43 Hannah 162 43 Milas 174
44 Lea 161 44 Christian 171
45 Molly 160 45 Benjamin 167
46 Alba 156 46 Asger 162
47 Sara 153 47 Vilhelm 157
48 Gry 149 48 Vincent 157
49 Alva 146 49 Villum 152
50 Johanne 145 50 Bjørn 151

 

Source: www.dst.dk/navne

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