Account of the most popular names in Russia are employees of the registry offices. They register newborn babies, giving them their choice of "name". Each region is composed his popularity rating, however, statistics show that most leading positions in the country are the same. This is because most parents call their child from the point of view of fashion trends, certain traditions or with an eye on friends/acquaintances. As a result, for many years lead the list of the most popular names in Russia can one and the same name.
That's what happened with the rating names for boys. The dynamics were monitored by employees of the Moscow registry office within a few years (data for 1991, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010). Over these years, the leader is not changed never: the most popular name in Russia among boys all the time was the name of Alexander. Second place was not so stable. In 1991-1995 newborn boys often called Dmitry. In the new Millennium (2000-2005) the second most popular name was changed to Daniel and its various modifications (Daniel, Daniel). While Dmitry was dropped first on 4-th place, and by 2005 his position was 7th. In 2010, the second place was taken by Maxim climbed one notch up compared to 2005.
The third most popular name among boys in Russia also regularly changed. Only in 1991-1995 was a tendency to name newborn males Alexei. In 2000, the name was changed to Nikita, in 2005 - at Maxim, and in 2010 - at Artem.
A somewhat different trend can be seen when selecting parents name newborn daughter (the observation period covers 1991, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010). From 1991 to 2005, the girls preferred to call Anastasiya. In 2010, the most popular female name in Russia suddenly was Sophia/Sofia, previously held only the fifth place. In the second place the situation is somewhat different. In 1991, parents are often called newborn Babes Catherine. However, by 1995 this has fallen to 4th place, behind the Mary's place. The trend has been steady, and this name remained the second most popular until 2010 (this year added a variant of Mary). The third most popular female name in Russia from 1991 to 2005, was Anna. In 2010 it was replaced by the name of Anastasia.
In recent years, the ranking of popular names of Russia has changed little. By 2013, the boys followed the leader: the most common was the name Artem. But Alexander is not "slipped" and firmly located in the second position. The third popular male name in the country was Maxim.
Among the most popular female names in Russia for 2013 the situation is even more interesting: no change from 2010 did not happen. Most parents still call Babes Sofiyi or Sofiane. The second most common name was Maria (Mary), and the third place to this day retains Anastasia.