MOSCOW, November 18 - RIA Novosti. Two Madonnas, three Assols, five Hamlets and one Lucifer were born in Moscow in 2020, Alexander and Sofia have traditionally become the most popular names for newborns, according to the official portal of the mayor and government of Moscow.
It is noted that since the beginning of 2020, the first documents have been issued in the capital for more than 100 thousand newborns. There were slightly more boys than girls - 51.5 and 48.5%, respectively.
"More than 45% of mothers had their first child, more than 35% had their second, about 15% of children were born third in the family. Almost 1.3 thousand couples had twins, and 18 families had triplets. The peak of fertility fell in the summer.: then more than 36.5 thousand babies were born ", - the press service of the Moscow social development complex is quoted in the message.
It is reported that the townspeople often chose original and sonorous names for babies: Malina (this name was given to five babies), Joy and Madonna (two girls each), as well as Russia (one girl received this name). The parents of the boys also showed imagination: the name Cosmos was given to two babies, another newborn was named Lucifer.
“There were also such non-trivial names as Olympius, Olympina, Olympiada and Stalin. In addition, children born in 2020 were named after the seasons or months: three girls each received the names Spring and August, one boy was named Julian. children have names glorified in world literature. Five babies were named Hamlets, the same number were named Oliver. Three little Muscovites were registered under the name of the heroine of the story "Scarlet Sails" by Alexander Green Assol, "the message says.
It is clarified that the tendency to choose Greek, Latin and Old Slavic names persisted. For example, seven Lyubavs, four Agathias, one Agrippina and one Lyubomila were registered. Six boys were named Tryphon. Also, among the boys, the names Yaropolk, Odysseus, Ermolai, Svetozar, Elizar and Yenisei were repeatedly encountered. One little Muscovite was named Vlastislav, Volodomir, Dragoslav, Peresvet and Feofan.
“In addition, both boys and girls were given double names in 2020. Among them are Alisa-Vasilisa, Daisy-Anastasia, Ivanna-Sofia, Linda-Maria, Martin-Pavel, Nikita-Peter, Victor-Stefan, Dylan-Sasha. The most popular names remain, as before, Sofia (Sofia) - so called 2375 little Muscovites - and Alexander, this name was given to 2119 newborn Muscovites, "- said in the message.
It is noted that in the top five common female names, like last year, there were Maria - 1878 girls, Anna - 1746, Alisa - 1446 and Victoria - 1422. Miroslava, Stefania, Miya are gaining more and more popularity among female names. If 20 years ago girls were most often called Catherine, then this year this name did not even make it into the top ten common.
"The most popular male names also did not change compared to last year. The second most common was Mikhail - 1962 boys, the third - Maxim - 1855. Boys were also called Artyom - 1523 and Ivan - 1315. Compared to the same period last year, the popularity of names increased Mark, Lev, Matvey and Miron ", - is supplemented in the message.