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Zaleshian, Teejay, and Shazion Neymar were baby names in 2018. But traditional names stand test of time

Zaleshian, Teejay, and Shazion Neymar were baby names in 2018. But traditional names stand test of time | Name News | Scoop.it
Zany ‘latter-day’ names can be eye-watering, but classical names remain the most popular, as this eight-year comparison shows
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Ooh, more statistics from Malta than we had before. Also interesting to see which spellings and forms have been grouped together.

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Popular Baby Names in Jersey, 2014-2016

Popular Baby Names in Jersey, 2014-2016 | Name News | Scoop.it
Emily and Oliver were the most popular baby names on the island of Jersey from 2014 to 2016.
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Top Baby Names in Belgium

Top Baby Names in Belgium | Name News | Scoop.it
Today, we'll be looking at the top baby names in Belgium (specifically Flanders). This is the Dutch region of the country, home to Brussels and Antwerp. They're also known for their chocolate!
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The first one is my favourite: lovely Noor.

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Luke and Matthew Remained the Most Popular Boy Names in Malta in 2014

Luke and Matthew Remained the Most Popular Boy Names in Malta in 2014 | Name News | Scoop.it
Most Popular Boy Names in Malta in 2014 - Luke was the most popular name given to baby boys in 2014 and 2013. Matthew & Jacob ranked as second and third.
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Popular Baby Names in Moldova, 2014

According to data from the Civil Status Service, the most popular baby names in Moldova in 2014 were Sofia and Maxim.
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Roses and Cellar Doors: International Names, Part 3a--English, Boys

There are 8 separate lists: U.S., England & Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Canada, Australia, & New Zealand. From there I pulled out the names that appear on all Top 100 lists (yes, I was limited to Top 100s, as a few countries only published that much), and it's about what you'd expect:
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Top 30 Scottish Baby Names

Top 30 Scottish Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
MooseRoots compiled the latest to data to identify the most popular names in country famous for kilts and bagpipes.
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The 2015 statistics for Scotland are due out tomorrow. I can't wait!

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Nothing Like a Name: Top Baby Names in Estonia

Nothing Like a Name: Top Baby Names in Estonia | Name News | Scoop.it
I've chosen a few names from each gender's top 25 list from 2014 - not too many nations have released official 2015 lists yet, so hang tight! I'll also be including any relative English equivalents, for clarity's sake. 
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With Lisandra, Mirtel, Romet, Rasmus, and more.

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Upswing Boys' Names in England & Wales: 2014

Upswing Boys' Names in England & Wales: 2014 | Name News | Scoop.it
Which names are set to be top 20 hits? What up-and-coming names are the next big thing? In this post I will be examining boys' names in England and Wales which, up until 2014 (the last point of data), have been continually rising in usage. First let's look at the...
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Oliver and Amelia were the most common baby names in Wales in 2015

Oliver and Amelia were the most common baby names in Wales in 2015 | Name News | Scoop.it
There are striking differences across the UK with Jack and Emily favoured in Scotland and Isabella the most common name in much of England
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Italiens Lieblingsnamen des Jahres 2014 = Top names in Italy 2014

Italiens Lieblingsnamen des Jahres 2014 = Top names in Italy 2014 | Name News | Scoop.it
Bei den Mädchennamen gibt es viel mehr Namen, die sowohl in Italien als auch in Deutschland beliebt sind.
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Top Names in Japan

When I was reading Abby's Sunday Summary (which I was mentioned on!), I noticed the link to the most popular names  in Japan. Here they are! 
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Popular Baby Names in Belgium, 2014

According to data from Statistics Belgium, the country’s most popular baby names in 2014 were Emma and Louis.

Here are Belgium’s top 10 baby names:
Sophie Van Eeckhout's curator insight, June 21, 2016 3:41 AM

en manque d'inspiration?

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Most Popular Israeli Girls’ Names 2014

Most Popular Israeli Girls’ Names 2014 | Name News | Scoop.it
The Israeli Central Bureau for Statistics announced the ten most popular names for 2014. It usually takes them a whole year to analyze them.  Biblical and animal names dominate the list, along with…
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With helpful comments from an Israeli point of view.

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ICOS 2014 proceedings published

ICOS 2014 proceedings published | Name News | Scoop.it
The 2014 conference proceedings are now published and available on the ICOS 2014 website:

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Elena is the Most Popular Girl Name in Malta in 2014

Elena is the Most Popular Girl Name in Malta in 2014 | Name News | Scoop.it
Most Popular Girl Names in Malta in 2014 : Elena was the most popular girl name. The name Julia, including its variants, placed second. Read more.
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Roses and Cellar Doors: International Names, Part 3b--English, Girls

Anyway, the names on all 8 Top 100s (to refresh: US, England & Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand), from most --> least common overall:
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Popular Maori Baby Names, 2015

According to the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs and the Maori Language Commission (Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori), the country’s most popular Maori names during the second half of 2014 and the first half of 2015 were Maia and Nikau.
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Most popular baby names among Jews: Noam and Noa

Most popular baby names among Jews: Noam and Noa | Name News | Scoop.it
In 2014 the most popular baby name was Muhammad – one in seven boys was given the most common Muslim name
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Popular Baby Names in Iceland, 2014

Margret and Aron were the most popular baby names in Iceland in 2014.
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Wooo Iceland! The top middle name for girls, Ósk, is completely new to me and I love it.

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Sophia, Ethan top list of NYC’s most popular 2014 baby names

Sophia, Ethan top list of NYC’s most popular 2014 baby names | Name News | Scoop.it

The most popular baby names in New York City in 2014 were Ethan and Sophia, according to the Health Department.

Clare's insight:

It's almost but not quite the last possible moment when we can say these stats are from last year. "The year before last" just doesn't sound quite so fresh.

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Aron and Margrét Most Popular Baby Names

Aron and Margrét Most Popular Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
The names Aron and Margrét as first names for boys and girls respectively were the most popular names given to children born in Iceland in 2014.
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Popular Baby Names in Newfoundland & Labrador, 2014

According to data from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the most popular baby names in 2014 were Olivia and Jackson (and variants).
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Top Hebrew Baby Names in Israel, 5775

According to data from Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority, the most popular Jewish baby names in Israel for the Hebrew calendar year 5775 (September 25, 2014, to September 13, 2015) were Tamar and Ori.

The other top names were…
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