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Most Popular Names in Germany

The most popular names in Germany in 2021 were Emilia and Matteo at Number 1.

Along with Emilia, the other girl names in the German Top 5 are Hannah, Mia, Emma, and Sofia. Along with Matteo, other top boy names in Germany include Noah, Leon, Finn, and Elias.

Lu- names are a significant trend for girls and boys in Germany. Luca, Lukas, Luke, Ludwig, Luisa, Luna, Luise, and Lucy all make the Top 100.

Among the top German girl names that are unique in the US are Leni, Lotta, and Finja. German boy names that are popular in Germany but rarely heard in the US include Moritz, Hannes, and Till. Names like Ida, Romy, Linus, and Levin, all of which are among the most popular names in Germany but none of which make the US Top 1000, may be worth considering for an American child.

It's worth noting that variant spellings are combined in the German data, and listed by the most popular spelling: so the rankings for names like Sofia and Lukas also represent births for Sophia and Lucas.

For popular names lists from around the world, visit our main Popular Names page. You might also want to browse Nameberry's real-time lists of Popular Girl Names and Popular Boy Names.