It’s that time of the year again when Statistics Austria releases the country’s most popular names for newborn babies, with Marie (for girls) and Paul (for boys) revealed as the winners.
Marie has taken the top spot for the second year in a row, while Paul has snatched the top spot for the first time since 2018, according to the latest figures.
Emilia and Jakob followed in second place for girls and boys respectively.
Tobias Thomas, Director General of Statistics Austria, said: “He [Paul] was the top climber, moving up four places from last year. Lea and David on the other hand, each slipped three places compared to the previous year.”
The name Marie was chosen 975 times in Austria in 2021, and Paul was chosen 810 times.
Marie first entered the top ten list of most popular girl’s names in Austria in 2009 and has been climbing steadily ever since. Whereas Paul has been in the top ten since 2012, claimed the top spot in 2018 and appeared in second place in 2017 and 2019.
Statistics Austria compiles the results by analysing registered baby names in their original form, without special characters.
Here’s the full top 10 list of the most popular baby names for girls and boys in Austria in 2021.