Alice and Lucas Most Popular Names
For the first time ever, Alice was the most popular name for baby girls last year with Lucas again the most popular boys name after enjoying number one status in 2008 and 2006.
The figures released by Statistics Sweden on Monday showed that the name Alice was given to 977 girls (1.8 % of all names given to baby girls) knocking Maja off top spot into second with Ella third. Alice had been in the top ten of most popular names for the last five years. The only new name in the top ten was Ebba.
As for the boys, two percent of new born baby boys (1,114) were named Lucas, with Elias in second and Oscar and William in third and fourth. Viktor, Oliver and Axel were all newcomers in the top ten.
New names in the top 100 list for 2009 were Vilda, My, Malva, Nicole, Greta and Rut, while Elton, Mio, Dante and Ruben were newcomers for the boys.