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    Old or Modern – Popular Baby Names of 2023 Revealed by the Ministry of Digitization

    The Ministry of Digitization unveils the most popular baby names of the past year, showcasing a blend of timeless classics and a resurgence of traditional choices. Zofia and Nikodem continue their reign at the top, reflecting a consistent trend over recent years. However, the ebb and flow of name popularity aligns with evolving social and cultural trends.

    Classic names, known for their timeless elegance, maintain their allure, often chosen by parents seeking names with deeper meanings, acting as a positive omen for their child. Recent years have witnessed a robust return to tradition, where names once deemed outdated two decades ago now feature prominently on the list of favorites.

    For boys, Nikodem, meaning “the one who triumphs for the people,” continues to dominate, bestowed upon 6532 newborns last year. Girls received Zofia, translating to “wisdom,” with 4968 parents opting for this elegant name.

    Historical names also hold significant positions, including Antoni (5663 occurrences), Maria (3137 occurrences), Jan (5638 occurrences), and Aleksander (5625 occurrences).

    Top 10 Names for Girls

    1. Zofia – 4968
    2. Zuzanna – 4800
    3. Laura – 4602
    4. Hanna – 4565
    5. Maja – 4461
    6. Julia – 4254
    7. Oliwia – 3846
    8. Pola – 3692
    9. Alicja – 3593
    10. Maria – 3137

    Top 10 Names for Boys

    1. Nikodem – 6532
    2. Antoni – 5663
    3. Jan – 5638
    4. Aleksander – 5625
    5. Franciszek – 4965
    6. Leon – 4916
    7. Jakub – 4474
    8. Ignacy – 4166 (up by one position)
    9. Mikołaj – 4081 (down from 8th)
    10. Stanisław – 3874

    International names are on the rise, with Mia (originating from English-speaking cultures) given to 1232 girls, and Natan (with Hebrew roots) bestowed upon 1065 boys. Sofia, the foreign variation of the native Zosia, gained popularity with 393 instances over the past year.

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