The trendiest baby names in Poland

April 10, 2019
R baby-names

It is a challenge to choose a name for your baby. At least it has been for me. To make this decision easier I wanted to look into current trends, as neither my husband nor I wanted a baby to have a super popular name. If you want to know what names are currently trending in Poland this post is for you.

Polish Ministry of Digitalization publishes the baby names statistics. Data is available from 2000 to 2018. In this blog post I analyze the trends from the last 19 years and try to predict the situation in 2019.

Hottest names in 2018

Let’s first explore the numbers from 2018 and see how the trends have developed.

Most trendy names in the last 19 years

Before we move to explore the future I let you check the stats year by year from 2000 to 2018.

Baby girl names

Baby boy names

Sneak peek into 2019

As my baby is due in 2019 I wanted to know what a future might look like. So I made a simple prediction using historical data to check that. Findings?

It seems that in 2019 the top 10 girl names will be the same as in 2018, with only minor changes. Julia is expected to make a come back to the top of the list. Fewer babies will be named: Zuzanna, Maja, Lena and Amelia in 2019 comparing to 2018. With Amelia decreasing the most (-761), despite only dropping by one position in the ranking (9th in 2018, 10th in 2019). The rest of the names are expected to gain in popularity in 2019. Hanna is expected to raise the most (+406).

The situation with boy names looks even more stable than with girl names. There should be no changes in ranking positions for the first 6 most popular names. 2018 was the last year when Kacper was in the top 10. In 2019 Adam will appear on the list instead, despite not gaining in popularity. Filip is the only boy name that will lose in popularity (-516). Antoni, Jan, Aleksander, Franciszek, Mikołaj on the other hand will become even more popular, with Antoni gaining the most (+500).

If we compare the two charts with each other we can see that girl names are clustered in the 2 groups (first: top 1-6 and second: top 7-10), while boy names are more evenly distributed.

Hope you enjoy the post. If you are interested in seeing the R code please checkout GitHub.

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