The most popular baby names with name meanings

Many newborn children are given a trendy name. Nowadays parents pay attention to many things when choosing a name for the baby. For example, they pay attention to the popularity of the name, the meaning of the name and often how cool the name sounds. Research has shown that a name can be enough for a child to be bullied at school. Jan, Piet, Klaas and Kees are completely out of date and Daan and Sophie, for example, are completely up to date. This is the Top 20.

Top 20 boys names 2008

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Name

Meaning

1.

Zane

‘God is my judge’ in Hebrew. Also called Daniel.

2.

Tim

‘Glory to God’ in Greek. Also called Timothy.

3.

Jayden

Jay is a ‘chatterbox’ or ‘york lout’ in English. Jayden has only been around since 1993.

4.

Shem

‘Call’ or ‘name’ in Hebrew. Also called Semme, Semke or Sjamme.

5.

Jesse

‘Gift’ or ‘gift’ in Hebrew. Also called Jessie.

6.

Reuben

‘Behold a son’ in Hebrew. Rubena is a place in Spain. Also called Reuben.

7.

Thomas

‘Twins’ in Aramaic. also called Tomas, Tom or Tommaso.

8.

Thijs

‘Gift of Yahweh’ in Hebrew. Also called Matthijs or Matthieu.

9.

Milan

‘Famous and loved’ or ‘Fame and love’. It is a Slavic name.

10.

Lars

‘Man from Laurentum’ (Italy) or ‘the laureate’ in Scandinavian. Also called Laurens or Laurentius.

11.

Lucas

‘Born at dawn’ in Greek. Also called Luc, Luca or Lucian(o).

12.

Finn

‘From Finland’ or ‘Finch’ (bird). Also called Finni or Finne.

13.

Sven

‘Young warrior’ in Scandinavian. Also called Svend.

14.

Stijn

‘sanctified’, ‘consecrated’, ‘exalted’ or ‘venerable’ in Latin. Also called Augustijn or Augustus.

15.

Luke

‘Born at dawn’ in Greek. Also called Lucas or Lux (means ‘light’).

16.

Bram

‘Father of a multitude of nations’ in Hebrew. also called Abu or Abraham.

17.

Gijs

‘Child of distinguished parents, of noble descent’ in Germanic. Also called Gijsbert.

18.

Nick

‘Conqueror of the people’ in Greek. Also called Nicolaas or Nicolai.

19.

Sam

‘The name is god’. Another explanation is: ‘God has heard us’ in Hebrew. Also called Samuel.

20.

Max

‘The greatest’ in Latin. Also called Maximus or Maximilian.

 

Top 20 girls names 2008

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Name

Meaning

1.

Sophie

‘Wisdom’ in Greek. Also called Sophia or Sofia.

2.

Sanne

‘Lily’ is the Hebrew. Also called Susanne or Susan.

3.

Anna

‘Grace’, ‘favored’, ‘lovely one’ in Greek/Hebrew. In Turkish ‘Mother’. Also called Hannah.

4.

Julia

‘The youthful’ in Latin. Also called Juliana or Juliet(te).

5.

Emma

‘Great/great’ in Germanic. Also called Emin or Imin.

6.

Lieke

‘From the people of the Angles’ in Germanic. Also called Angelieke, Angelique or Angela.

7.

Lotte

‘Guy’. Derived from Charlotte-Charles-Karel.

8.

Lisa

‘God is my oath’ in Hebrew. Also called Liesbeth, Lies, Liza, Elisabeth.

9.

Eva

‘The life-giver’ in Hebrew. Also called Evan or Evita.

10.

Maud

‘Mighty warrior’ in Germanic. Also called Maude or Mathilda.

11.

Anne

‘Lovely’, ‘favored’ in Greek/Hebrew. See Anna.

12.

Sara

‘Princess/Princess’ in Hebrew. Also called Sarai, Saar or Sarah.

13.

Noah

‘Movement’, ‘Rest’ or ‘Comfort’ in Hebrew. Also called Noah or Noe.

14.

Fleur

‘Flourishing’, ‘lovely’, ‘in esteem’ in Latin. In French ‘Flower’. Also called Floor or Flora.

15.

Isa

‘God is my oath’ in Hebrew. Also called Isabella, Elisabeth or Iza.

16.

Iris

‘Messenger of the gods’ or ‘rainbow’ in Greek. Also called Iria.

17.

Jasmine

Flower name, the Jasminum nudiflorum. Also called Jasmin, Yasmin, or Jasmine.

18.

Annette

Comes from Anuschka. Anuschka is again the Slavic form of the name Anna. See Anne / Anna.

19.

Tess

‘Warmth, summer, harvest’ in Greek. Also called Tessa, Therese or theresa.

20.

Britt

‘The exalted’ in Celtic and ‘beautiful woman’ in Irish. Also called Brigit or Brigitta.

These are the most popular names of the first two quarters of 2008, determined by the SVB. These names were most commonly given to newborns last year. All newborn children are registered with the SVB (Social Insurance Bank for Life), which provides child benefit. They have compiled this top 20 based on the newly registered names.

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