Press release: 12.326-166/20

Emma and Maximilian were the most popular baby names in 2019

Vienna, 2020-09-18 – In 2019, Emma and Maximilian 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 41 372 newborn girls and 43 580 boys were analysed. Parents chose the name Emma 766 times (1.9%) for girls and Maximilian 841 times (1.9%) for boys. Emma reached the number one position for the first time since entering the top ten in 2010. Maximilian topped the list for the third time since entering the top ten in 2005.

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 2019 – are published. According to this statistics, Anna and Lukas were the most common names in 2019, both for more than 20 years.

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