What do parents most often name their children? Fresh data for the year ending is out. Get inspired or see what to avoid if you want to be original.

At the end of the year, the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic decided to publish “one of the nice statistics again”, as he writes in the press release. Which names are the most popular? Statistics of the most popular names for newborns in 2022 the names Sofia and Jakub win.

With the gap of three years, when the name Jakub has repeatedly taken the lead in the ranking of the most popular male names, the popularity of female names is changing. In 2020, the female name Ema took the lead, in 2021 the female name Nina, and in 2022 the female name Sofia took the lead.


In the top ten popular female names for newborns, the first three ranks were occupied by the names Sofia, Eliška and Nina. In the top ten male names for newborns, the first three ranks were occupied by the names Jakub, Samuel, Adam.

The most popular names for girls:

1. Sofia – 621

2. Eliška – 609

3. Nina – 559

4. Ema – 553

5. Victoria – 525

6. Natalia – 515

7. In it – 480

8. Sarah – 435

9. Mia – 396

10. Olivia – 388

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