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The Swiss Baby Name Charts

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Every couple of years the Federal Bureau of Statistics publishes a report on the most popular baby names in Switzerland. In 2008-2010 the winners in the German part of Switzerland were Lena and Noah followed by a variety of other short and quite international names. While Noah still leads the list of most popular baby names in the 2011-2013 report, Lena has been replaced by Mia. Also, there are a quite few "new" names in the top 8 of first names 2011-2013.

The 8 most popular baby names in Switzerland 2011-2013:

Girls:
  1. Mia (+1)*
  2. Alina (+2)
  3. Sara (+4)
  4. Laura (+1)
  5. Lea (+/-0)
  6. Sophia (new)
  7. Leonie (new)
  8. Emma (new)

Boys:
  1. Noah (+/-0)
  2. Leon (+1)
  3. Luca (-1)
  4. Julian (new)
  5. Levin (+4)
  6. David (+/-0)
  7. Nico (-1)
  8. Gian (new)

* in brackets the comparison to the 2008-2010 report

The most popular names in French speaking Switzerland were Emma and Gabriel, Sofia and Gabriel in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, and in the Rumantsch speaking part Chiara and Jonas were most popular.




Source: www.bfs.admin.ch


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