Top Baby Names by Country

Top Baby Names by Country

As we enter 2023, it’s time to announce this year’s top baby names in the United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, the United States and Italy! Stick around for everything you need to know. 


United Kingdom

Some things are slow to change. The most popular baby names in the United Kingdom in 2022 are nearly identical to last year’s list. Olivia and Liam still reign supreme at number one just like they did in 2021. 

Check out this year’s most popular baby boy and girl names in the United Kingdom: 

Girls

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Amelia
  4. Ava
  5. Sophia
  6. Isabella
  7. Luna
  8. Mia
  9. Charlotte
  10. Evelyn
  11. Harper
  12. Scarlett
  13. Nova
  14. Aurora
  15. Ella
  16. Mila
  17. Aria
  18. Ellie
  19. Gianna
  20. Sofia
  21. Violet

Boys

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. Elijah
  5. Mateo
  6. Lucas
  7. Levi
  8. Asher
  9. James
  10. Leo
  11. Grayson
  12. Ezra
  13. Luca
  14. Ethan
  15. Aiden
  16. Wyatt
  17. Sebastian
  18. Benjamin
  19. Mason
  20. Henry

France

Historically speaking, both France and England have their own set of names that used to be commonplace for each country. Nowadays, more and more countries are adopting a more multicultural angle, with parents naming their children whatever they want, even if it’s not necessarily in line with traditional norms. 

Check out this year’s most popular baby boy and girl names in the France: 


Girls

  1. Mia
  2. Emma
  3. Emily
  4. Mila
  5. Lily
  6. Anna
  7. Émilia
  8. Elea
  9. Ella
  10. Julia
  11. Sophia
  12. Emy
  13. Chloé
  14. Lia
  15. Eva
  16. Éléanore
  17. Elena
  18. Jade
  19. Louise
  20. Elyna

Boys

  1. Rafael
  2. Gabriel
  3. Mateo
  4. Liam
  5. Lucas
  6. Mael
  7. Elias
  8. Léo
  9. Louis
  10. Jules
  11. Theo
  12. Arthur
  13. Mathis
  14. Eliott
  15. Nael
  16. Leon
  17. Nathan
  18. Timothée
  19. Aaron
  20. Milo

While most of the most popular names in France were different from the UK this year, there were some similarities in both lists including the names Emma, Lucas, and Mila. 


The Netherlands

Just like the United Kingdom and France, The Netherlands is another country that’s been taken by storm by international names. Popular trends this year include influences from both Scandinavian countries and Italy. 

More and more parents are beginning to name their children something that carries deep meaning, with the belief that it has the ability to somewhat shape their children later on in life. These deeper meanings can be beautiful and very thoughtful when applied to precious little bubs. 

Check out this year’s most popular baby boy and girl names in The Netherlands: 

Girls

  1. Julia
  2. Mila
  3. Emma
  4. Nora
  5. Olivia
  6. Sophie
  7. Tess
  8. Milou
  9. Zoe
  10. Yara
  11. Evi
  12. Sara
  13. Lotte
  14. Saar
  15. Liv
  16. Anna
  17. Eva
  18. Noor
  19. Nina
  20. Lauren

Boys

  1. Noah
  2. Lucas
  3. Sem
  4. Daan
  5. Levi
  6. Liam
  7. James
  8. Finn
  9. Luca
  10. Milan
  11. Mees
  12. Luuk
  13. Adam
  14. Mason
  15. Sam
  16. Noud
  17. Bram
  18. Benjamin
  19. Jesse
  20. Max

This list bears lots of similarities with this year’s top names in France and The United Kingdom. While you once may have visited a country to experience names you never heard of, modern life has switched things up - and for the better! 


How wonderful is it to see so many beautiful names spread across so many wonderful countries? 


United States

Moving across the pond to the United States, their list of names is also very similar to the lists detailed above. According to the Social Security Administration in the US, the most popular baby names of the year include: 

Girls

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Charlotte
  4. Amelia
  5. Ava
  6. Sophia
  7. Isabella
  8. Mia
  9. Evelyn
  10. Harper
  11. Luna
  12. Camila
  13. Gianna
  14. Elizabeth
  15. Eleanor
  16. Ella
  17. Abigail
  18. Sofia
  19. Avery
  20. Scarlett

Boys

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. Elijah
  5. James
  6. William
  7. Benjamin
  8. Lucas
  9. Henry
  10. Theodore
  11. Jack
  12. Levi
  13. Alexander
  14. Jackson
  15. Mateo
  16. Daniel
  17. Michael
  18. Mason
  19. Sebastian
  20. Ethan

Italy

While other European countries have embraced a more international angle when naming their children this year, Italy has still held onto its Italian roots when it comes to this year’s most popular baby names. 

Here are this year’s most popular Italian boys and girls names: 

Girls

  1. Sofia
  2. Giulia
  3. Aurora
  4. Ginevra
  5. Alice
  6. Beatrice
  7. Emma
  8. Giorgia
  9. Vittoria
  10. Matilde
  11. Ludovica
  12. Anna
  13. Nicole
  14. Chiara
  15. Bianca
  16. Greta
  17. Camilla
  18. Gaia
  19. Martina
  20. Sara

Boys

  1. Leonardo
  2. Francesco
  3. Alessandro
  4. Lorenzo
  5. Mattia
  6. Tommaso
  7. Gabriele
  8. Andrea
  9. Riccardo
  10. Edoardo
  11. Matteo
  12. Diego
  13. Nicolo
  14. Giuseppe
  15. Antonio
  16. Federico
  17. Giovanni
  18. Pietro
  19. Filippo
  20. Samuele 

Germany

The last country on this year’s top baby name list is Germany. This year’s list features a mix of both traditional and international names. Check out this year’s most popular baby names below: 


Girls

  1. Emilia
  2. Hannah
  3. Mia
  4. Emma
  5. Sophia
  6. Mila
  7. Lina
  8. Ella
  9. Lea
  10. Marie
  11. Clara
  12. Leni
  13. Lia
  14. Leonie
  15. Emily
  16. Mathilda
  17. Ida
  18. Anna
  19. Frieda
  20. Amelie

Boys

  1. Matteo
  2. Noah
  3. Leon
  4. Finn
  5. Elias
  6. Paul
  7. Ben
  8. Luca
  9. Emil
  10. Louis
  11. Theo
  12. Felix
  13. Henry
  14. Jonas
  15. Liam
  16. Lukas
  17. Leo
  18. Anton
  19. Jakob
  20. Maximilian 

Top baby names of 2022 by country


While every country has their own unique mix of popular baby names, there were lots of similarities in the listed countries this year. Let's see if international names continue as a trend next year! 

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