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Baby name `Sophia` takes over the world

14The most popular baby name in the world has been revealed and it is “Sophia (or Sofia).”

According to the naming experts, Sofia has become the favourite girl’s name of nine countries, including Mexico, Italy and Russia, but comes in third among parents-to-be in the US and second or third in at least 20 other countries, the Independent reported.
Laura Wattenberg, the naming expert who undertook the analysis, said that Sofia appeared to transcend culture and borders, adding “It just blew me away that so many different languages and cultures would arrive at the same sound at the same time.
Yet while Sofia is now in the top 25 names for two-thirds of countries that keep statistics – mostly Europe and America – the name was not popular a generation ago.
As religiously inspired names such as Mary and John have dropped off the radar, it seems parents want more unique names which they think sound stylish, said Wattenberg.
This might mean that as Sofia trends around the world parents might soon see it as too boring for their offspring. (ANI)