The information is compiled from various sources and different years, some of it represents the entire population at the time and some only the newborn in the specific year. There seems to be no data about Montenegro, Albania and Cyprus, while other countries are extensively covered, for example Belgium is cut in all its glorious regions....
As many of you know, I am not trying to be scientifically accurate in my maps, that’s not the point of my project... There are many surprising things on this map but the most intriguing are the cases in which one name is the most popular in more than one country. I tried to emphasize those groups, assigning to each one similar color shades.
17 July 2011
Most popular names in Europe
Wikipedia, graphed by Alphadesigner (male) (female).