We Know The Most Popular Female Name In The World
A study revealed what was the most popular female name in the world.
First names are a matter of taste, of course, but not only: culture also plays a vital role, as evidenced by a poll Reddit which includes the names and first names most common in the countries of the world. Thus, there is less of João in France than in Portugal, less Maria who is all the rage in the Spanish-speaking countries, or Cameron, who is largely worn in Scotland. However, a feminine first name seems to put a majority of people in agreement: it is indeed the most popular on the international scale. Small clue: a famous director, herself a daughter of a great director at the origin of the saga The Godfather, the door. It’s about … Sofia (Coppola, for the riddle)! It was the site babynamewizard.com who conducted the survey: its founder, Laura Wattenberg, studied the statistics of 49 countries, and the beautiful name, which can also be written Sophia, was crowned grand prize winner. It comes at the top of the rankings of first names in 8 countries: Mexico, Argentina, Russia, Slovakia, Italy, Switzerland, Estonia and Chile. It is in the top 3 of 20 countries in total, including the United States.
“Wisdom” in Greek
In France, Sophia is in the 264th place of the most given first names and Sofia in the 77th, according to the prenoms.com website. The name appeared in ancient times and means “wisdom” in Greek. The women who wear it are described as being thoughtful, serene, extroverted, emotional and passionate (Are there Sophia / Sofia in attendance to confirm?). So how to explain such success? The meaning is not only inspiring, but it is also a name that is easily pronounced in all languages. The discovery astonished the researcher herself: “It’s amazing that so many different languages and cultures agree on the same sounds at the same time,” Laura Wattenberg told Live Science. Not sure that the names Louise, Emma and Jade will be dethroned anytime soon, but it can help to give new ideas to future moms …