Some baby names are universally popular (Sofia and Oliver are quite the globe-trotters), while others are uniquely international.聽Emma and Noah may be top picks in the US (according to 2015 Social Security applications for births), but take a peek at the most popular baby names in 17 other countries around the world.

1. Australia: The favorite name down under in 2016 for girls was聽Charlotte, the feminine version of royal Charles, and for boys, the Latin-based Oliver, meaning 鈥渙live tree.鈥

2. Brazil:聽Portuguese-speaking Brazilians named their baby girls Alice,聽a German name meaning 鈥渘oble,鈥澛燼nd their baby boys聽Miguel, the Spanish form of Michael.

3. Canada: Our neighbors up聽north chose聽Sophia聽for their daughters and Liam for their sons in 2016. Sophia is Greek for 鈥渨isdom鈥 and Liam is the Irish short form of William.

4. Denmark:聽For the first half of 2016, the most popular Danish girl name was聽Sofia and the boy鈥檚 name was聽Noah. Under the country鈥檚 Law on Personal Names, parents can only choose from a list of approved names, which includes approximately 19,000+ female and 16,000+ male options.

5. England:聽Why mess with a good thing? Across the pond, 2016 saw a lot of babies with the feminine/masculine version of the same name: Olivia聽and Oliver.

6. France: According to the 2015 Birth Register Insee, b茅b茅s were most likely to have the noms聽Louise or Nolan.

7. Germany:聽2016鈥榮 top names were Mia for girls (the Scandinavian version of Maria, meaning 鈥渂itter鈥) and Ben for boys (Hebrew origin, meaning 鈥渟on of鈥). German names must be approved by the local registration office (there is also a submission fee), must indicate a gender, and can鈥檛 be a last name or product.

8.聽Iceland:聽The hot destination of 2016 had cool popular baby names, Emil铆a and Aron. Most Icelandic babies receive a second name as well, with R贸s the most popular for girls and 脼贸r for boys. Baby names must be approved聽by the Icelandic Naming Committee and are subject to a number of conditions: They can only contain Icelandic alphabet letters, must align with Icelandic traditions, and shouldn鈥檛 embarrass the child in the future.

9. India:聽Of the country鈥檚 population of 1 billion+ people, the most popular baby names in 2016 were聽Aadya for girls聽(another聽name for the fearless warrior聽goddess Durga) and聽Muhammad for boys (Arabic for 鈥減raised one.鈥)

10. Italy: Istat,聽the national statistics agency, reports that 2015鈥檚 most popular names were Sofia (a la Loren), and Francesco (possibly influenced by Pope Francis, who chose the Latin version of the name when he took the papacy in 2013).

11. Ireland:聽Based on passport applications in 2016, Emily and James聽topped the list of names. Traditional聽Irish names such as Aoife and聽Conor also made the top 10.

12. Malaysia: The top pick for girls in 2016 was聽Nor, Indian for 鈥渂rightness,鈥 while Mohamed was the top choice for boys. The National Registration Department also does not allow colors, vegetables, fruits, insects, and non-human living organisms as names.

13. New Zealand: Similar to England, Olivia and Oliver聽were the most popular names聽in 2016. The Department of Internal Affairs also reported 2015鈥檚 most popular聽M膩ori names were Maia and Nikau.聽According to the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995, names are not allowed if they are offensive, 鈥渦nreasonably long,鈥 or includes/resembles an official title/rank.

14. Norway: The most popular baby names in the happiest country in the world聽were Nora (or alternative spellings Norah or Noora) for girls聽and William for boys.

15. Scotland: Olivia was the most popular name for lasses in 2016 for the first time since The National Records of Scotland started reporting names in 1974 (unseating Emily, which held the title for the past two years). For the lads,聽Jack was the most popular聽name for the ninth consecutive year.

16. South Africa:聽South Africans lean toward angelic names. Per live births in 2015, the most popular聽name for girls was Precious (followed by聽Princess and Angel), and for boys, it was Junior (followed by Blessing and Gift).

17. Sweden:聽The birthplace of hygge, lagom, IKEA, and all your other聽favorite comfy trends favored聽Alice for girls and Oscar for boys in 2016.

What鈥檚 your favorite international baby name? Share it with us @BritandCo!

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