The most popular female name in the world is Sofia, and the male name is Muhammad
And she found that the overwhelming number of dads and mothers around the world in 2014-2015 called their newborn girls Sofia (Sophia, Sofia, Sophia, Sofia, Sofa, Sonya). For some mysterious reason, people of various nationalities and religions, speaking twenty-two different languages, made the same choice on five continents.
Sophia – the Greek name means “wisdom, rationality, science”. On a global scale, it squeezed the previously leading Mary. Maria is a Hebrew name meaning from Hebrew “Bittering”. In the Orthodox tradition, he is translated as “lady”.
Laura Wattenberg graphically depicted the spread of Sofia around the world. The picture is really impressive. And the schedule of the surge of the popularity of this name in the United States is generally amazing. As if people went from somewhere from above.
Sofia holds first place in Ukraine, in Slovakia, in Estonia, in Latvia (Sofija), but in Belarus, Maria moved Sofya to the second position.
By the way, Laura Wattenberg reports that Muhammad was the most popular name for boys.
And a little more statistics, this time, directly regarding our country.
The most popular names for girls in Russia
1. Sophia. 2. Maria. 3. Anastasia. 4. Anna. 5. Elizabeth. 6. Victoria. 7. Daria. 8. Pauline. 9. Barbara. 10. Alice. 11. Alexandra. 12. Catherine. 13. Ksenia. 14. Arina. 15. Veronica. 16. Vasilisa. 17. Valeria. 18. Milan. 19. Ulyana. 20. Eve. 21. Kira. 22. Faith. 23. Margarita. 24. Alyona. 25. Christina. 26. Alina. 27.Taisiya. 28. Olga. 29. Diana. 30. Julia.
Data from 2014.
Unfortunately, there is no same list of boys, but it is known that the most popular name for boys has been the name Alexander for several decades for several decades.
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