The topic today are firstnames , that bosnian-muslim parents choose for their children, which were born in Austria. Maybe I have to explain this to my English readers. Many Bosnian families fleed to Austria, because of the war in Yugoslavia from 1992-1995. A majority stayed and settled here after the war . Today people with Ex-Yugoslavian origen are the biggest immigrant group in Austria.
As I couldn`t find any data about this topic, I started my own research. In that purpose I analysed the firstnames of 321 children with bosnian-muslim lastnames. These babies were born over a period of the last 2 -3 years (middle 2008 to end 2011). My resource was the website babyweb.at, where Austrian hospitals post the pictures and names of their newborns.
Now the Top 5 female Bosnian Names in Austria:
Most popular female Bosnian names in Austria
|Place in Bosnia (2010)||Place in Austria (2010)|
|1 Place||Sara (22)||4||2|
|2 Place||Han(n)a (10)||9||4|
|3 Place||Nejla (8)||10||349|
|4 Place||Amina / Melis(s)a (a 6)||1 / 45||75 / 125|
|4 Place||Ajla / Ena / Lejla/ Selma (a 5)||4 / 15 /7 / 36||141 / 286 / 145 / 239|
All in all there were 152 girls with 70 diffrent names. Sara is on the first place with more than 22 mentions, thats a rate of 15%.
The third colum shows the place, that the name has in the Bosnian firstname statistic and the fourth colum shows the Austrian statistic.
Next time I will write about the Top 5 for boys.