Many unusual names
The 53 600 girls who were given names in 2009 received 5 900 different names, while the 56 700 boys received 5 200 different names, if each spelling variation is counted as one name. Close to 3 900 girls and 3 400 boys received names, or at least spelling variations that were unique.
Ellie and Milo climbing the quickest
Ellie, Meja and Malva are those girls' names that have soared the most in popularity since 2008. Miranda, Hanna and Ingrid are the girls' names that have plummeted sharply at the same time. Among the boys, Milo, Charlie and Mio rose the most, while Marcus, Fabian and David took the greatest tumble.
Jennifer and Johan dropped out - Rut and Ruben entered the top 100
New on the top 100 list are the girls' names Vilda, My, Malva, Nicole, Greta and Rut. Among the new boys' names here we see Elton, Mio, Dante and Ruben. Those girls' names leaving their places on the top 100 list were Annie, Engla, Irma, Jennifer, Majken and Vendela. Among the boys leaving were Christoffer, Johan, Martin and Pontus. Johan was the most popular first name for boys during most of the 1970s and 1980s, but has now left the top 100 list.