These Are The Most Popular Baby Names In Germany

Some of these will be very familiar to American parents.
10/06/2017 02:29pm ET
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There's some overlap in baby name choices among German and American parents. 

The most popular baby names vary from country to country, but they have their fair share of overlaps. And even if not, they can provide baby naming inspiration for parents in other cultures.

Take Germany, for example. The Association for the German Language compiles a list of the most popular baby names each year based on the names of new babies registered with the government. Looking at the most recent list, you can see some familiar names that are popular among American parents ― from Sophia to Mia to Alexander.

And of course there are some names German parents love that aren’t quite as prevalent in the U.S., like Luca and Jonas. With time, perhaps those names ― and others in the top 10 ― will increase in usage overseas.

Without further ado, here is the list of Germany’s most popular baby names in 2016.


  1. Marie
  2. Sophie/Sofie
  3. Sophia/Sofia
  4. Maria
  5. Emma
  6. Emilia
  7. Mia
  8. Anna
  9. Hannah/Hanna
  10. Johanna


  1. Elias
  2. Alexander
  3. Maximilian
  4. Paul
  5. Leon
  6. Louis/Luis
  7. Ben
  8. Jonas
  9. Noah
  10. Luca/Luka