Oliver and Olivia

A couple of years ago I was surprised to learn that the most popular boy’s and girl’s name in Germany were Leon and Leonie, respectively.  I thought it was weird that the leading names of each gender would be cognate.  But per the NameVoyager blog, last year’s top names in Britain were Oliver and Olivia.

 

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2 thoughts on “Oliver and Olivia

  1. Nigel says:

    I saw an article that said that the most popular baby names in Norway one year were Emil and Emma (a contraction of Emilia?). Interestingly it also said that the most common boy’s name in Oslo is Mohammad.

  2. Yiftach says:

    Britain would have been a more fun place to live in if it would have been Popeye and Olive.

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