Germans turn to Star Wars for baby names

Rank Girls Boys
1 Mia Ben
2 Emma Jonas
3 Hannah/Hanna Leon
4 Sofia/Sophia Elias
5 Anna Finn/Fynn
6 Emilia Noah
7 Lina Paul
8 Marie Luis/Louis
9 Lena Lukas/Lucas
10 Mila Luca/Luka

“Little changes from year to year,” Bielefeld said on Wednesday.

But he’s anticipating that some new monikers could get a boost thanks to the cultural event of the year – the new Star Wars movie.

“I’m excited to see where the name Finn gets to,” Bielefeld said, referring to British star John Boyega’s character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Finn has already reached place five in the 2015 table – although Bielefeld himself hopes more parents will plump for naming their little boys after bad-guy Kylo, especially since ”y’ is trendy with young parents”.

Meanwhile, Germans might be revealing a special love for Shakira with the rapid rise of Milan, now at place 35 in Bielefeld’s chart.

The singer named her own son Milan in 2013 and it has been growing in popularity ever since.

Mila, meanwhile, hit tenth place for girls this year.

And the biggest upset of the year came in Bavaria, where regional statistics showed that Maximilian lost his traditional top spot among boys to Lucas/Lukas.

But the prize for the most unique name – perhaps inspired by the opening of the Grimm museum this year- goes to little “Gretchen Schneewittchen” (Gretchen Snow White).


The Local