Press release: 12.583-174/21

Marie and Jakob were the most popular baby names in 2020

Vienna, 2021-08-09 – In 2020, Marie and Jakob topped the charts of first names given to newborn babies in Austria, as Statistics Austria reports. This result is based on the list of first names in original spelling and without special characters. In total, names of 40 669 newborn girls and 42 934 boys were analysed. Parents chose the name Marie 734 times (1.8%) for girls and Jakob 794 times (1.8%) for boys. Both reached the number one position for the first time since entering the top ten: Marie in 2009 and Jakob in 2010.

These results are also displayed in an interactive map of baby names (available in German only), showing all first names by sex and region since 1984, that were given at least two times in this period.

In addition to the charts of most popular first names in original spelling, statistics of first names with the same etymological provenance – summarised under the most common spelling in the period from 1984 to 2020 – are published. According to this statistics, Anna and Lukas again were the most common names in 2020, both as they have been for more than 20 years.

For more detailed information (also on methods and definitions) please refer to the German version.