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2019 These were the most popular first names in Frankfurt

07.01.2020 | 13:13 Clock | Service
2019 These were the most popular first names in Frankfurt

The same procedure as last year. When it comes to choosing first names, Frankfurt parents seem to have been going for the tried and true for several years now. Major changes or even new name trends were 2019 aiszumachen not.

The responsible city councilor Daniela Birkenfeld now announced the current "Hitliste" and revealed that Marie and Sophie with 181 mentions each share place 1 of the most popular first names for girls. Sophie was the top name as recently as 2018 with 225 mentions, relegating Marie (206 mentions in 2018) to second place.

For boys, Maximilian held on to first place with 142 mentions (159 in 2018), 18 points ahead of Alexander.

There were thus only marginal changes in the first names chosen for 2019 compared to the previous year. And this is despite - or perhaps because of - all the discussions and reports about exotic and unusual first name choices. Also in 2019, the classic table leaders for girls and boys were able to maintain their positions at the top.

The changes in the further ranking are also minimal. The subsequent places feature familiar first names from recent years. In 3rd place for girls, Maria is back with 149 mentions (156 mentions in 2018), ahead of Emilia, which takes 4th place with 111 mentions (123 mentions in 2018). Among male first names, Paul (105 mentions) and Noah (102 mentions) swap places at #3 and #4, respectively. In 2018, Noah still had 151 mentions and Paul had 108 mentions.

Because of the decades-long stable order, people like to question it. At times it is even suspected that a filter is used in the evaluation. The present evaluation is based on a statistical algorithm of the subject procedure, which automatically ejects the namings according to their frequency. No distinction is made as to whether the names were given as first, second or third names. However, for reasons of clarity, the registry office limits itself to the representation of the first 30 names.

A trend to give his children an increasing number of first names, is also still not apparent. Just over 54 percent of parents gave their children a single first name in 2019 and circa 40 percent picked two first names for their child. Only about six percent of parents were one or two first names too few for their offspring; there should be three or more. Overall, a distribution that matches the 2018 figures.

The full first name hit list can be found on the city's site at at the registry office under "Vornamensstatistik aktuell" eingesehen werden.

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