The most popular baby names given in Iceland last year were Aron and Hekla, RÚV reports. According to the National Registry’s data, 30 boys were given the name Aron in 2018, with the next most popular name being Kári, given to 22 boys. The third most popular boys’ name was Brynjar, followed by Alexander, Óliver, Daníel, Guðmundur, Emil, Jóhann, and Jökull.
Fifteen new-borns were named Hekla last year, making it the most popular girls’ name, with Embla a close second, given to 14 girls. Anna and Emilía were next in popularity, followed by Alexandra, Bríet, Júlía, Sara, Andrea, and Freyja.
The most popular given names in 2017 were Emilía and Alexander, showing a shift in preference between the years.