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Names of newborn children - Statistics Denmark

Names of newborn children - Statistics Denmark | Name News | Scoop.it
No Name Total Pr. 1 000
1 Alma 252 17
2 Clara 234 16
3 Agnes 233 16
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2020 stats are here!

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Danish Baby Names: Aksel, Ida, Storm

Danish Baby Names: Aksel, Ida, Storm | Name News | Scoop.it
Danish baby names range from the dusty, but familiar Alfred and Agnes to the wait-what Saga and Storm. Something for everyone!
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Where is Your Name Legal?

Where is Your Name Legal? | Name News | Scoop.it
You say you want to name your daughter after me? Aww, I’m honored! But if you live in Iceland, you’re out of luck. Laura isn’t a legal Icelandic baby name. Many countries around the world limit parents’ name choices. The types of regulations vary, as do their motivations: protecting children’s …
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Anker

Anker | Name News | Scoop.it
This old and traditional Danish name is of uncertain meaning. It is derived from an Old Norse name, Ankarl, which may derive from arn (eagle) and karl (peasant; man); the second element has also been suggested to mean "violent," hence "violent eagle." Alternately, it may derive from the old Danish word annkarl (harvester), or just…
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A Boy Named Sue, Girls Named Ida, and Some Old Friends

A Boy Named Sue, Girls Named Ida, and Some Old Friends | Name News | Scoop.it
From Handmaid's Tale names to celebrity baby news, baby name inspiration is everywhere! Read through our "Talking Points" for your daily dose.
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About Names: Kristen (or Kristin or Kirsten) has been through many changes

Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. In his April 9th column, he looks at the history of the name Kristen – and Kristin and Kirsten.

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Blog - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics

Blog - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics | Name News | Scoop.it
Ida and William (again)! The Danish statistics list of 2018 (January through June) is online!

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Yorick –

Yorick – | Name News | Scoop.it
Yorick is an English variant of Danish and Norwegian Jørg, a short form of Jørgen, from Jürgen, a Low German form of English name George derived from Greek name Georgios meaning "earthworker, farmer" from Greek elements ge (earth) and ergon (work). Yorick is a character in Shakespeare's Hamlet; he is a dead court jester whose skull is…
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Tycho –

Tycho – | Name News | Scoop.it
Tycho is the Latinized form of Danish Tyge, itself the Danish form of Tóki which comes from Old Norse element Þórr meaning "thunder" which comes from Proto-Germanic *Þunraz (thunder) which derives from a PIE root word. I've also seen it listed as possibly being a Latinized form of Greek Tychon meaning "to hit a target; hitting the mark" deriving from PIE root word *dʰewgʰ- (to…
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Baby Born at Sea, Named ‘Atlantic’ –

Baby Born at Sea, Named ‘Atlantic’ – | Name News | Scoop.it
On March 24, 1889, the Danish steamship Danmark began its journey from Europe to America with hundreds of Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian emigrants on board. But the Danmark was discovered in distre…
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Popular Baby Names in Denmark, 2019 –

Popular Baby Names in Denmark, 2019 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to Statistics Denmark, the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were Emma and William. Here are Denmark’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019: Girl Names Emma, 486 ba…
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The Children of Princess Margaretha of Sweden

The Children of Princess Margaretha of Sweden | Name News | Scoop.it
Princess Margaretha in her wedding dress Princess Margaretha of Sweden was born Margaretha Sofia Lovisa Ingeborg to Prince Carl, Duk
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The Children of Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark

The Children of Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark | Name News | Scoop.it
Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark was born Theodora to Prince Andrew of Greece an
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Milas

Milas | Name News | Scoop.it
Of uncertain origin or meaning, the name may be a Danish form of Miles, the Slavic Miloš (love, dear) or be related to the Greek name Mylasos (unknown meaning), which is also the name of an ancient city in Turkey, now known as Milas. The latter may have a Lycian or Hittite etymology. It is…
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Popular Baby Names in Denmark, 2018 –

Popular Baby Names in Denmark, 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to Statistics Denmark, the most popular baby names in the country in 2018 were (again) Ida and William. Here are Denmark’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018: Girl Names…
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These are Denmark’s most popular baby names - The Local

These are Denmark’s most popular baby names - The Local | Name News | Scoop.it
Ida and William are the names parents in Denmark chose most often when naming their newborns in 2018.
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Blog - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics

Blog - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics | Name News | Scoop.it
Here are some fresh and sunny names for you which are popular in Denmark at the moment!

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Tenna –

Tenna – | Name News | Scoop.it
Tenna is a female given name, originally a Danish short form of Hortensia, the feminine form of Hortensius, an Ancient Roman family name which seems to be derived from Latin hortus meaning "garden" derived from a PIE root word. Tenna is also a Japanese word   *(天和), the name of a Japanese era which lasted for three years…
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Doubling up or double-barrelling: nearly all newborn Danes have a unique name  – The Post

Doubling up or double-barrelling: nearly all newborn Danes have a unique name  – The Post | Name News | Scoop.it
The tendency to give kids the family names of both parents, sometimes via hyphenation, means the odds of finding someone with the exact same name are decreasing ... slowly. Doubling up or double-barrelling: nearly all newborn Danes have a unique name 
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Name Musings: August 2018

Name Musings: August 2018 | Name News | Scoop.it
Oops! I'm five days late with this. Blame the start of the new school year and all the marvellous chaos it involves. August, for me, was a fantastic month for looking up the 2017 name stats from different countries and there are lots of goodies to be had i
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Baby Naming Issue: What Is the Etiquette Around Telling the Person You Want To Honor that You Plan To Use Her Name as the Baby’s Middle Name?

Baby Naming Issue: What Is the Etiquette Around Telling the Person You Want To Honor that You Plan To Use Her Name as the Baby’s Middle Name? | Name News | Scoop.it
Hi Swistle, I’m a 2nd time mama-to-be, and a long time reader. I’m due with a baby girl at the end of September, and have a question about honor names as middle names. What is the etiqu…
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Name Help: A Traditional British-Danish-Portuguese Girl Name

Name Help: A Traditional British-Danish-Portuguese Girl Name | Name News | Scoop.it
Raquel and Nick are expecting their first child -- a girl! -- but agreeing on names has become a sticking point. We like traditional names that stood the test of time. A strong, but feminine name would be ideal. We would not want anything too quirky or with
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