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  1. #1
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    Most Popular Names in Denmark in 2012

    So the list of the most popular names in Denmark from 2012 came out today and I can't say there's too many surprises. I thought it would be fun to post this anyway though to compare the names to the most popular names of other countries or whatever.

    Boys:
    1. William (580)
    2. Lucas (572)
    3. Victor (570)
    4. Noah (528)
    5. Oscar (515)
    6. Liam (497)
    7. Frederik (487)
    8. Emil (476)
    9. Oliver (476)
    10. Magnus (463)
    11. Mikkel (457)
    12. Alexander (421)
    13. Mathias (411)
    14. Elias (402)
    15. Malthe (399)
    16. Sebastian (384)
    17. Anton (382)
    18. Christian (365)
    19. Villads (365)
    20. Carl (358)

    Girls:
    1. Sofia (552)
    2. Ida (529)
    3. Freja (514)
    4. Emma (512)
    5. Isabella (429)
    6. Sofie (427)
    7. Maja (408)
    8. Laura (407)
    9. Clara (404)
    10. Mathilde (396)
    11. Anna (388)
    12. Josefine (381)
    13. Caroline (375)
    14. Alberte (371)
    15. Lærke (354)
    16. Karla (338)
    17. Alma (335)
    18. Victoria (326)
    19. Ella (321)
    20. Liva (310)

    Full list here (top 50 for each gender): http://www.dst.dk/pukora/epub/Nyt/2013/NR388.pdf
    Zelia/Elja • Nineteen • Name and history nerd from an early age • I have a blog.
    Trying hard to export beautiful old Danish names, magical Danish nature names and exotic Greenlandic names.
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  2. #3
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    Awesome! I am Danish and I love seeing some of my background countries and what name they like. Emma, Isabella, and Sofia are all in the Top 5, too!
    ~Tali~

    Girls: Ivy, Caroline, Bryony, Augusta, Idony, Sephora, Elizabeth, Sage, Delphine

    Boys: Adrian, Halcyon, Everett, Nathaniel, Elliott, Brighton, Theodore, Levi, Camden

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    Anyone know how to properly pronounce Lærke? It looks like such a cool name! I love European tastes in names so much more than American.
    Mom to Sylvia Caron (May '09) and Linus Roman (born 08.21.13)
    Other favorites:
    Ladies: Fiala Joan · Alma · Miriam · Claudia · Tabitha · Helena · Linnea · Vivian
    Gents: Felix Simon · Arthur · Malcolm · Desmond · Theodore · Jasper
    · Dexter · Phillip
    Guilty Pleasures: Lyric · Echo · Hero · Juno/Juniper · Lark · Wren · Fox · Zephyr · Vesper
    · Loki


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    Quote Originally Posted by smismar View Post
    Anyone know how to properly pronounce Lærke? It looks like such a cool name! I love European tastes in names so much more than American.
    I would embark on a phonetic explanation, but then I found a forvo pronunciation (http://www.forvo.com/word/l%C3%A6rke/).
    It's the Danish word for a lark
    Zelia/Elja • Nineteen • Name and history nerd from an early age • I have a blog.
    Trying hard to export beautiful old Danish names, magical Danish nature names and exotic Greenlandic names.
    Current favourite combinations: Henry Ásgeirr Edmund • Amaury Charles Fyodor • Alexander Adelin Lórien
    Cosima Ingrid Zenobia • Matilda Ivalo Galadriel • Gaia Margaret Undómiel

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