First names of newborns

For more than 30 years, the Federal Statistical Office has published the hit parade of first names of newborns. These first names are transmitted to the FSO every year by the civil registry offices together with demographic data on live births. In 2019, the number of births in our country was 86 172.

First name by language region

There are some significant differences depending on the language region. For example, the top-ranking first names differ between the language regions. The following interactive graphic allows you to select the year and the language region of your choice. You will then see the ranking of the twenty most popular female and male first names given to newborns.

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