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The Rare Name Ayanami –

The Rare Name Ayanami – | Name News | Scoop.it
Rei Ayanami A few months ago, I was contacted by a reader whose birth name was Ayanami. The name was inspired by Rei Ayanami, a character from the mid-’90s anime series Neon Genesis Evangelio…
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Babies Named for Instagram Filters? –

Babies Named for Instagram Filters? – | Name News | Scoop.it
I started posting on Instagram recently. Though I haven’t used the filters much, seeing them in the app reminded me of something: Babycenter.com claimed, back in late 2015, that Instagram fil…
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These Are The Weirdest Names People Are Giving Their Babies In Each Canadian Province - Narcity

These Are The Weirdest Names People Are Giving Their Babies In Each Canadian Province - Narcity | Name News | Scoop.it
The days of Sarahs and Adams are long gone.
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Nice try, but it's not using the most recent data for most provinces.

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Nomes mais escolhidos para Bebés em Cabo Verde, 2006 - 2015 = Top names in Cape Verde 2006-2015

Nomes mais escolhidos para Bebés em Cabo Verde, 2006 - 2015 = Top names in Cape Verde 2006-2015 | Name News | Scoop.it
NOMES MAIS ESCOLHIDOS PARA BEBÉS EM CABO VERDE, 2006 – 2015
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Popular Baby Names in Washington State, 2015

Popular Baby Names in Washington State, 2015 | Name News | Scoop.it
Olivia and Oliver were the most popular baby names in Washington state in 2015.
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Game of Thrones influences parents who are naming their baby

Game of Thrones influences parents who are naming their baby | Name News | Scoop.it
Arya was a popular name for girls and Tyrion for boys in the West Midlands, it has been revealed
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This is actually quite a thorough look at GoT names, beyond the obvious ones - there's obviously an enthusiast at the Burton Mail!

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Popularity of names in Galicia, 2015

Popularity of names in Galicia, 2015 | Name News | Scoop.it
Note: As shown in the original data from the source below, the names shown here doesn't include any diacritics. Once again, Martin (for the second year) and Noa (for the third year) are Galicia's top names. Here are the top 10 names in 2015: BOYS Rank Name Number Rank change N° change 1 MARTIN 421…
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2015 Slovenia Top 10

1. Luka (m) & Ema (f)
2. Filip (m) & Eva (f)
3. Nik (m) & Zala (f)
4. Mark (m) & Sara (f)
5. Žan (m) & Lara (f)
6. Jakob (m) & Nika (f)
7. Jaka (m) & Julija (f)
8. Žiga (m) & Ana (f)
9. David (m) & Lana (f)
10. Anže (m) & Mia

The funny looking Z is usually pronounced "sh." Here is a Slovene name site to hear certain pronunciations, but not all Slovene names in use are listed.
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Francesco en Sofia zijn de populairste Italiaanse kindernamen = Top names in Italy, 2015

Francesco en Sofia zijn de populairste Italiaanse kindernamen = Top names in Italy, 2015 | Name News | Scoop.it
Francesco en Sofia zijn de populairste kindernamen van Italië - in 2015 wel te verstaan, want de Italiaanse namenstatistieken lopen een jaar achter. Dit is
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Greta is number 8!

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CARTES. Quels sont les prénoms à la mode dans chaque département ? = Top names in each French département in 2015 (with maps)

Franceinfo dresse la carte des prénoms les plus plébiscités par les parents dans les départements de France métropolitaine. 
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NAISSANCE - Les prénoms les plus donnés dans le Nord et le Pas-de-Calais

NAISSANCE - Les prénoms les plus donnés dans le Nord et le Pas-de-Calais | Name News | Scoop.it
L’Insee a publié ce lundi sa nouvelle édition des fichiers de prénoms les plus attribués entre le 1er janvier et le 31 décembre 2015 en France.
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Popular Baby Names in South Africa, 2015

Precious and Junior were the most popular baby names in South Africa in 2015.
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Österreichs Vornamenstatistik jetzt ganz anders! = Austria's name statistics now completely different!

Statistik Austria hat die österreichische Babynamenstatistik für 2015 veröffentlicht. In zwei Aspekten hat sich die Auswertungsmethode geändert.
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Austria has just released its name statistics for 2015, and it's changed the way it compiles them.

 

It now includes babies born abroad to women who live in Austria; and it groups together not only variant spellings, but also names that are of the same origin. For example,

the top girls' name, Anna, covers:

 

Ana, Anne, Anna, Anne, Anna, Chana, Channa, Haina, Hana, Hanah, Hanna, Hannah, Hena, Iana, Jaana, Jana, Janah, Jannah, Yahna, Yana

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Does your kid have one of Oregon’s top baby names?

Does your kid have one of Oregon’s top baby names? | Name News | Scoop.it
A name is, generally, for a person’s whole life. It can shape who they are, their future chances of success. You can’t mess it up.
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No pressure in the meta-text here! Blimey.

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Popular Baby Names in Northern Canada, 2015 –

Popular Baby Names in Northern Canada, 2015 – | Name News | Scoop.it
Sophia and Liam were the most popular baby names in northern Canada in 2015.
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Nomes e mais Nomes: Nomes populares em Cabo Verde = Popular names in Cape Verde 2006-2016

Nomes e mais Nomes: Nomes populares em Cabo Verde = Popular names in Cape Verde 2006-2016 | Name News | Scoop.it
Lista dos nomes mais populares em Cabo Verde, em 2015
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List Lists: Names given to just 5 Italian babies in 2015

List Lists: Names given to just 5 Italian babies in 2015 | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for a 'List Lists' post about names that are given to a certain small amount of babies and, for that, we head to Italy. This list features a selection of names that are given to 5 babies born in Italy in 2015 and some of them are obviously of foreign origin, but I will…
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Names à la mode: Interesting Picks from France's Most Popular Names, 2015 (Girls)

Names à la mode: Interesting Picks from France's Most Popular Names, 2015 (Girls) | Name News | Scoop.it
While France doesn't release name stats every year, we do have the one from 2015 to give us an idea of what's popular at the moment. I chose only the names I found beautiful, or interesting, to highlight. Hope you enjoy!
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2015 Belgium, Hungary Top 10

2015 Belgium, Hungary Top 10 | Name News | Scoop.it
Belgium

1. Louis & Emma
2. Arthur & Louise
3. Noah & Olivia
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Elif is pretty big in Belgium. Love it.

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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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Quels sont les prénoms à la mode dans les départements d’Outre-mer? - outre-mer 1ère = Top names in French verseas territories, 2015

Quels sont les prénoms à la mode dans les départements d’Outre-mer? - outre-mer 1ère = Top names in French verseas territories, 2015 | Name News | Scoop.it
Quels sont les prénoms plébiscités par les parents ? Les tendances en Outre-mer sont-elles les mêmes que dans l’Hexagone ? Pas tout à fait. D’après la nouvelle édition du fichier des prénoms de l'INSEE, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyane, Réunion et Mayotte présentent des spécificités.
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France's most popular baby names revealed

France's most popular baby names revealed | Name News | Scoop.it
A baby girl in France is most likely to be called Louise, Emma, or Jade. For the boys it's Gabriel, Jules, or Lucas. 

At least, that's according to the 2015 birth register, which has just been released (a full year later) by national statistics agency Insee.
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