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各国宝宝流行起啥名?

财富中文网 2017年01月20日

欧美国家多“艾玛”,南非主打可爱风

要说有哪个名字在北美和欧洲最受欢迎,那么它非“艾玛”(Emma)莫属了。它不仅仅是在美国社会保障署注册最多的女孩名字,也是在法国排第二、加拿大排第三、苏格兰排第十九的女孩名字。相比于欧美幼儿园一地的小“艾玛”们,和国内取名正流行的“梓萱”、“浩然”这种浓浓的玛丽苏风格,世界其他国家最受欢迎的小孩名字又是什么?现在就让我们看看全球其他八个国家的新爸爸妈妈们最喜欢给宝宝起哪些名字。

印度

据印度宝宝中心(Baby Center India)统计,印度男孩最流行的名字和其他伊斯兰国家并不二致——“穆罕默德”(Muhammad)。排名紧随其后的男孩名“阿拉夫”(Aarav)此前也曾连续五年占据最热男孩名的榜首。第三名的男孩名是“阿琼”(没错,被张召忠局座神吐槽“这个坦克也就能在阅兵式上搞杂耍”的印度主战坦克就叫这个“阿琼”)。印度近年来最流行的女孩名字则紧跟国际潮流,喜欢以字母“a”作结尾。目前印度新生女孩中最流行的名字是阿迪娅(Aadya),它已经连续三年占据榜首,其次是安娜娅(Ananya)和莎娜娅(Shanaya)。

爱尔兰

在爱尔兰,2016年最热女宝和男宝的名字分别是“艾米莉”(Emily)和“詹姆斯”(James)。“艾米莉”已经连续第三年问鼎榜首了。该排名来自爱尔兰外交贸易部对近18,000份向去年出生的婴儿签发的护照的统计结果。该国其他比较流行的名字也体现了浓郁的爱尔兰特色,比如“Aoife”(发音是“伊法”)和“Finn”(读“芬”)等等。不过像“弗雷娅”(Freya)和“穆罕默德”这种具有浓郁的跨文化风情的名字去年也很受欢迎。

注:爱尔兰注册姓名的完整列表和排名尚未公布。

加拿大

作为美国的北方近邻,加拿大人取名字的品味跟美国人大同小异。据加拿大宝宝中心(Baby Center Canada)统计,该国去年最流行的男孩名是“利亚姆”(Liam),最流行的女孩名是“索菲亚”(Sophia)。据该中心发布的一项分析报告显示,“索菲亚”也是2016年美国新生女婴用得最多的名字。“利亚姆”在去年美国的新生男婴中排名第三。

不过加拿大这份榜单上的一些名字也是加拿大人独有的。有几个名字美国人压根就不会取,比如排名第十八的哈德孙(Hudson)和排名第七的佐伊(Zoey)。其实严格说来,Zoey这个名字美国也有,只不过美国人在拼写上偷了个懒,省略了最后的“y”。美加两国在最受欢迎女名上也有拼写上的差异,美版的便是我国人民通过Papi酱而喜闻乐见的“Sophie”。

苏格兰

据苏格兰国家记录显示,“奥利维娅”(Olivia)和“杰克”(Jack)分别是2016年苏格兰新生儿最常用的女名和男名。“杰克”已经连续九年问鼎榜首了,“奥利维娅”今年倒是首次打败“艾米莉”成功登顶。苏格兰儿童的常用名还包括“刘易斯”(Lewis)、“芬利”(Finlay)等男名和“杰西卡”(Jessica)、“露西”(Lucy)、“米莉”(Milly)等女名。

冰岛

据《心理牙线》(Mental Floss)杂志报道,冰岛要求新生儿的父母必须要给孩子起经过冰岛命名委员会(Iceland Naming Committee)批准的名字,否则就要递交申请等待批准。这样一来冰岛的宝爸宝妈们也就没啥发挥的空间了。据冰岛统计局2016年12月发布的一份报告显示,2015年该国最流行的男孩名是“阿伦”(Aron),其次是“亚历山大”(Alexander),再次是“维克多”(Viktor);最流行的女孩名则依次是“埃米莉亚”(Emilia)、“萨拉”(Sara)和“伊莎贝拉”(Isabella)。

英格兰

比起美国,英格兰的热门宝宝名字倒更像他们的邻居苏格兰。根据宝宝中心(Baby Center)的统计,“奥利维娅”(Olivia)也是英国最流利的女孩名字。英国人肯定觉得这个名字特别吉利,连最受欢迎的男孩名也是它的翻版——“奥利弗”(Oliver)。其他在英格兰比较流行的名字还有“艾丽丝”(Alice,第19名)、“波比”(第13名)等女名和“弗雷迪”(Freddie,第14名)等男名。英格兰人也很喜欢“伊莎贝丽”(Isabelle,第9名)和“伊莎贝拉”(Isabella,第8名)这两个名字,而且他们对“索菲娅”的拼写也是“Sophie”(第10名)。另外和苏格兰人不同的是,英格兰人喜欢把“芬利”拼成“Finley”(第20名)。

法国

到了欧洲大陆,取名之风就与英伦三岛截然不同了。据法国国家统计局于2017年1月发布的2015年姓名注册信息显示,“艾玛”(Emma)再度成为法国新生儿第二大常用女名。排名第一的“露易丝”(Louise)和排名第三的“雅德”(Jade)则有浓郁的法国风情。最受欢迎的男孩名字则是“诺兰”(Nolan)。在英国和法国都很受欢迎的“里奥”(Leo)则与“朱尔斯”(Jules)并列第二。“加布里埃尔”(Gabriel)排名第四。

南非

南非近年来的热门宝宝名字则主打可爱无邪风。据南非统计局2016年10月发布的信息显示,2015年该国最热门的女孩名字分别是“Precious”(意为“宝贝”)、“Princess”(公主)和“Angel”(天使);最受欢迎的男孩名字则分别是“Junior”(小伙儿)、“Blessing”(祝福)和“Gift”(礼物)。

译者:朴成奎

If there is a name that’s beloved in both North America and Europe, it’s Emma. Not only is it the most popular girls name registered with the Social Security Administration here in the U.S., it’s also the second most popular name in France, the third in Canada, and 19th most popular in Scotland. But besides preschool classes filled with Emma’s, how do other country’s popular names compare to the U.S.? Here, the most popular names for newborn babies from eight different countries across the globe.

India

According to BabyCenter India, the most popular name for boys was similar to those in other Eastern countries: Muhammad. The name took the top spot from Aarav, which dropped down to second after being the most popular name for five years in a row. Rounding out the top three for boys is Arjun. For girls, the names follow a global trend—ending in “A”. The most popular name for newborn girls was Aadya. It has held the top spot for the past three years. Popular names for girls also include Ananya and Shanaya.

Ireland

In Ireland, the most popular names in 2016 were Emily and James. Emily has been the most popular name for girls for the past two years, too. The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade based their data on the nearly 18,000 passports issued to children born last year. Other notable popular names were unique to Irish heritage, such as Aoife (pronounced ee-fa) and Finn. However, multicultural names such as Freya and Muhammad also were popular last year.

Note: the full list of registered names and rankings for Ireland has yet to be released.

Canada

Our neighbors to the north have similar tastes in baby names. According to BabyCenter Canada, the top name of the year was Liam for boys and Sophia for girls. According to an analysis released by BabyCenter, Sophia took the top spot for girls in the U.S. in 2016. Liam was the third most popular name.

Some names on the list were strictly Canadian, too. A few names stood out from BabyCenter’s U.S. list. Hudson (18) for boys and Zoey (7) over the American-preferred spelling Zoe. They also chose a slight differentiation of the most popular name—Sophie (19).

Scotland

According to the National Records of Scotland, Olivia and Jack were the most popular name for newborns in 2016. Though Jack has remained at the top for boys for nine years, it’s Olivia’s first time at the top, surpassing Emily in popularity. Also distinctly popular in Scotland were Lewis (4) and Finlay (15) for boys and Jessica (7), Lucy (9), and Millie (19) for girls.

Iceland

According to Mental Floss, Iceland requires parents must choose a name already approved by the Iceland Naming Committee, or submit a request for approval. This makes for a list of popular names with a distinctly Icelandic twist. According to a report by Statistics Iceland released December 2016, the most popular name for newborn boys born in 2015 was Aron, followed by Alexander, then Viktor. And for girls? Emilía, followed by Sara, then Ísabella.

England

England’s top baby names look a lot more similar to neighbor Scotland than they do the in U.S. According toBabyCentre, Olivia took the top spot for girls names in England, too. The English must really like that name since the top name for boys was the masculine derivative—Oliver. Other standouts? Alice (19) and Poppy (13) for girls, and Freddie (14) for boys. They also prefer both Isabelle (9) and Isabella (8), but pick Sophie (10) instead of Sophia. Also departing from the Scottish, the English prefer to name their sons Finley (20).

France

Leaving the United Kingdom for mainland Europe brings drastically different name trends. According to the 2015 INSEE names registry released in January 2017, the name Emma survives the jump across the pond and remains the second most popular name for newborn French girls. The other two top names, however, are distinctly French: Louise (1) and Jade (3). The most popular boys name? Nolan. And though Léo is a popular name for boys both in the U.K. and France, it ties for second most popular with Jules. Gabriel rounds out the top as the fourth most popular.

South Africa

In South Africa, popular names follow a cherubic theme. According to the Statistics South Africa’s October 2016 release on recorded live births, the most popular names for girls in 2015 were Precious, Princess, and Angel. For boys, it was Junior, Blessing, and Gift.

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