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Guest blogger and Sweden native Sarah–known to us Berries as Svea–  gives us some insight on the trends behind the list of most popular Swedish baby names.

Being a Swedish Sarah (the #1 name the year I was born), I grew up in a sea of Saras and Sarahs, with a bunch of peers named Emma, Hanna, Sofia, Julia and Josefin as well as Johan, Daniel, Joakim and Mikael. Not so different when compared to those with an Anglo-Saxon background, I guess! And, indeed, Sweden has become increasingly globalized when it comes to baby names.

The 2011 Top 10 for girls and boys year 2011 were:

1. Alice — William

2. MajaLucas

3. Julia  — Oscar

4. ElsaHugo

5. Linnéa — Elias

6 . EllaOliver

7 . EbbaLiam

8 . MollyAlexander

9 . Wilma — Viktor

10.  Emma- – Emil

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