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Most Popular Swiss Baby Names

If I ask people to give me an example of a typical Swiss name, most would probably name Heidi. Made famous through the stories of the little girl living in the Swiss alps, the name has turned into something uniquely Swiss. Although I learned that people outside of Switzerland sometimes name their children Heidi as well.

However, most Swiss consider Heidi a very old and unmodern name that belongs to our grandparents generation. Ueli, Walter, Rösli, Annemarie - all these names are slowly disappearing from Swiss phonebooks and index of names. Some are undoubtedly beautiful but simply won't do anymore. I mean, who is calling their children Eugene or Earnest these days?!

You might ask, are there any original Swiss names still popular with parents? How about all the beautiful names from Grisons like Flurin, Zegna or Gian? They definitely are still in use but others seem more popular.

These are the baby names that were most popular in Switzerland in 2008-2010:

Most Popular Girls Names:
  1. Lena
  2. Mia
  3. Lara
  4. Alina
  5. Lea
  6. Laura
  7. Sara
  8. Anna
Most Popular Boys Names:
  1. Noah
  2. Luca
  3. Leon
  4. Jonas
  5. David
  6. Nico
  7. Jan
  8. Levin
As you can see, short names and international names are on top of the lists. Somehow, names starting with "L" seem to be highly popular as well. Personally, I like Luca or Noah. Which one do you like most?

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