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The Data Is Out β€” This Is What Parents Around The World Want To Name Their Babies In 2021

From Australia to Ghana to Japan and beyond.

Nameberry β€” the online resource with over 70,000 names β€” is visited every day by people from all over the globe searching for the perfect baby name.

Six newborn babies in a hospital nursery
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Recently, they took a look at their data from 2021 to chart the most popular baby names (according to their visitors' searches) in 25 different countries.

Some of what they found makes a lot of sense. For example, Ghana's list has Abena, Akosua, and Kofi, which are Akan day names, traditionally given to babies born on a particular day of the week. But the popularity of other names, like Danger, which was searched a lot by Indian and Pakistani readers, is a little more mystifying!

With no further ado, here are the names Nameberry's international readers are searching for the most in 2021:

1. Australia

A girl and two boys play rugby
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Girl Names

1. Luna

2. Isla

3. Aurora

4. Mia

5. Maeve

Boy Names

1. Arlo

2. Hugo

3. Oscar

4. Leo

5. Theodore

2. Brazil

A boy smiles in front of the Brazilian flag
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Girl Names

1. Luna

2. Isla

3. Aurora

4. Mia

5. Maeve

Boy Names

1. Arlo

2. Hugo

3. Oscar

4. Leo

5. Theodore

3. Canada

Multicultural children smile and raise hands in a classroom
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Girl Names

1. Luna

2. Maeve

3. Chloe

4. Ophelia

5. Ivy

Boy Names

1. Arlo

2. Silas

3. Levi

4. Finn

5. Atticus

4. China

Chinese children in traditional gowns perform karate
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Girl Names

1. Kailani

2. Lisann

3. Luna

4. Teagan

5. Juliann

Boy Names

1. Jordi

2. Milo

3. Arlo

4. Ethan

5. Asher

5. Finland

A boy on a mountaintop holds a Finnish flag
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Girl Names

1. Aurora

2. Mila

3. Iida

4. Luna

5. Noa

Boy Names

1. Atlas

2. Mason

3. Rufus

4. Severus

5. Ari

6. France

A small boy and girl are dressed in old-timey clothes as they stand in front of the Eiffel Tower
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Girl Names

1. Ava

2. Niamh

3. Esme

4. Penelope

5. Anouk


Boy Names

1. Arlo

2. Ezra

3. Tobias

4. Emrys

5. Xavier

7. Germany

A classroom of german kids meet a dog
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Girl Names

1. Luna

2. Anna

3. Anastasia

4. Aurora

5. Josephine

Boy Names

1. Hugo

2. Leo

3. Archie

4. Felix

5. Otto

8. Ghana

Girls in bright colored clothes hang out together outside a home in ghana
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Girl Names

1. Abena

2. Kayla

3. Akosua

4. Bridget

5. Adelaide

Boy Names

1. Jayden

2. Denzel

3. Kofi

4. Dominic

5. Samuel

9. India

An Indian girl smiles
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Girl Names

1. Anjali

2. Reshma

3. Kavya

4. Kiara

5. Niharika

Boy Names

1. Aarav

2. Aryan

3. Danger

4. Sahil

5. Reyansh

10. Ireland

Two Irish school girls play patty cake
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Girl Names

1. Fiadh

2. Ada

3. Caoimhe

4. Eabha

5. Zoe

Boy Names

1. Tadhg

2. Cormac

3. Ronan

4. Eoin

5. Atticus

11. Israel

A toddler girl holds an Israeli flag for a baby to see
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Girl Names

1. Ellie

2. Maya

3. Mia

4. Ivy

5. Thea

Boy Names

1. Eli

2. Ben

3. Arlo

4. Ethan

5. Tai

12. Italy

A boy laughs as he's surrounded by pigeons in Venice
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Girl Names

1. Enola

2. Alice

3. Elena

4. Bianca

5. Giulia

Boy Names

1. Soren

2. Elias

3. Cassius

4. Marco

5. Orion

13. Japan

Japaese children wear traditional gowns
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Girl Names

1. Luna

2. Aurora

3. Mia

4. Mina

5. Rio

Boy Names

1. Kai

2. Lorenzo

3. Eneko

4. Ezra

5. Jiro

14. New Zealand

Maori children smile on a couch
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Girl Names

1. Aurora

2. Luna

3. Ivy

4. Hazel

5. Mabel

Boy Names

1. Arlo

2. Asher

3. Felix

4. Leo

5. Milo

15. Nigeria

Two Nigerian children look at each other
Favour Nnebedum / Getty Images

Girl Names

1. Jasmine

2. Olivia

3. Zara

4. Rebecca

5. Aisha
Boy Names

1. Jayden

2. Denzel

3. Francis

4. Adriel

5. Bryan

16. Pakistan

A Pakistani girl extends her arms in a field of flowers
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Girl Names

1. Alizeh

2. Esha

3. Zara

4. Alisha

5. Reyna

Boy Names

1. Ludo

2. Danger

3. Qadir

4. Jhon

5. William

17. Philippines

Two small boys
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Girl Names

1. Luna

2. Maeve

3. Astrid

4. Athena

5. Mae

Boy Names

1. Azriel

2. Zachary

3. Abiah

4. Asher

5. Ethan

18. Poland

Two Polish girls wear crowns at a Three Kings ceremony
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Girl Names

1. Alice

2. Clara

3. Julia

4. Violet

5. Diana

Boy Names

1. Charles

2. Dorian

3. Lucifer

4. Theodore

5. Adam

19. Russia

A smiling Russian girl
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Girl Names

1. Lilibet

2. Lilith

3. Polina

4. Anastasia

5. Elena

Boy Names

1. Victor

2. Igor

3. Remus

4. Joey

5. Emrys

20. South Africa

Three school girls have lunch in South Africa
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Girl Names

1. Pedi

2. Luna

3. Swati

4. Amara

5. Keziah

Boy Names

1. Jayden

2. Kai

3. Leo

4. Micah

5. Zuko

21. Spain

Two Spanish boys laugh as they play cards
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Girl Names

1. Aria

2. Ava

3. Luna

4. Maya

5. Olivia

Boy Names

1. Santiago

2. Louis

3. Jack

4. Elias

5. Hugo

22. Sweden

Three girls clap together
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Girl Names

1. Anastasia

2. Cora

3. Julia

4. Celia

5. Nora

Boy Names

1. Finn

2. Silas

3. Caspian

4. Adrian

5. Atlas

23. United Arab Emirates

A little girl has a butterfly sitting on her nose
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Girl Names

1. Aria

2. Liya

3. Mariam

4. Noor

5. Zara

Boy Names

1. Aryan

2. Silas

3. Jonah

4. Vihaan

5. Malakai

24. United Kingdom

Schoolkids run out of the school after the final bell rang
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Girl Names

1. Luna

2. Ophelia

3. Elodie

4. Iris

5. Maeve

Boy Names

1. Arlo

2. Oscar

3. Hugo

4. Albie

5. Atticus

25. The United States

American kids walk in a fourth of july parade
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Girl Names

1. Luna

2. Maeve

3. Aurora

4. Isla

5. Aurelia

Boy Names

1. Silas

2. Atticus

3. Arlo

4. Theodore

5. Finn

You can find lists of more popular baby names from around the world on Nameberry's website.

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