Popular baby names 2017 | See the most popular girls' and boys' names

Find the right baby name. At a time when many people already know the sex of their baby by week 14, it's not uncommon for the mini to have a name even before birth. Other parents need to spend time with their baby and get to know him or her before choosing a name.

However you prefer to do it, every pregnant woman probably spends some time thinking about baby names. Here we've gathered popular baby names 2017. We have selected the most popular boys' and girls' names.

Popular girls' names

  • Sofia
  • Freya
  • Alma
  • Laura
  • Ida
  • Clara
  • Ella
  • Anna
  • Emma
  • Josefine
  • Alberte
  • Agnes
  • Isabella
  • Maja
  • Karla
  • Lærke
  • Sofie
  • Victoria
  • Olivia
  • Liva

Popular boys' names

  • Noah
  • Victor
  • Oliver
  • Oscar
  • William
  • Lucas
  • Carl
  • Emil
  • Malthe
  • Frederik
  • Magnus
  • Alfred
  • Elias
  • Valdemar
  • August
  • Anton
  • Villads
  • Alexander
  • Christian
  • Mikkel

*The figures are from Statistics Denmark, 1st half of 2016


How to choose the right name

You may have already thought about names before the pregnancy test came back positive. Or you may never have given it a second thought. Either way, it's hard to choose the right name. Maybe because it's something the baby will carry with them for the rest of their lives, and you and the other parent need to agree.

Do your research

It is a good idea to research and look for different names on the web. Even if you find a lot of names you don't like, it's actually useful to find out which names you don't like anyway.

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So use google and the internet and search for good names. For example, you could start by considering whether it should be biblical names, Nordic names or maybe a English name?

Write lists

If you don't yet know whether it's a boy or a girl, make a list of both boys' and girls' names. It's a good start to have 5-6 names for each gender. Write them down so you don't forget them.

What kind of name should it be?

There are many types of names. It can be helpful to find out if it should be an old Danish name, a new name or a rare or common name. This helps narrow down the choice, making it easier to make a decision.

Remember also that many names can be varied in spelling, making them unique.

Don't stress - you'll make it

Finally, it's important to remember that your baby will have a name. In fact, you should just get to it before baby is 6 months old, so there's no need to stress as by this time the vast majority have found a suitable name.