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157 Awesome Austrian Baby Names

Team Peanut
Team Peanut25 days ago8 min read
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Are you in love with the history and culture of Austria? Or perhaps you have Austrian heritage? There are so many good reasons to choose an Austrian baby name.

Austrian Baby Names

In this article: 📝

  • Why choose an Austrian baby name?
  • Is Austria a girl name?
  • What is the most Austrian name?
  • Austrian girl names
  • Austrian boy names
  • What are uncommon Austrian names?

Why choose an Austrian baby name?

There are so many reasons to choose an Austrian name for your child.











Austrian baby names call upon this fascinating country’s thrilling history and rich cultural traditions.

Modern Austria sits at the center of the European continent, and for centuries Austria has been a major power player in European history.

It was the seat of the Holy Roman Empire and also ruled much of Europe as part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Austria is also the home of Swarovski crystals.

And is perhaps best known as a powerhouse of classical music.

Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Schoenberg, Strauss, Mahler — the list of famous Austrian composers goes on and on.

You might also know Austria for its culinary delights, including Wienerschnitzel, strudel, and Sachertorte, a famous chocolate cake that originated in Vienna.

The official language of Austria is German, so most of the names on this list will have a German flair.

But because Austria sat at the center of vast European empires for so long, you’ll also see influences of Italian, Eastern European languages, and Biblical names with Hebrew roots.

Also, modern Austria has a very large Turkish population, so if you want to go in that direction, have a look at our list of Turkish baby names.

You can also explore these Slavic baby names since many Slavic countries were formerly part of the Austro-Hungarian empire.

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Modern Austria continues to have a large Serbian population.

And, of course, if you’re into Austrian baby names, you’ll also want to check out our lists of German baby names for boys and girls.

Ready to explore? Let’s take a look at the best Austrian baby names!

And before we get into the full list of Austrian names, let’s start with an excellent question:

Is Austria a girl name?

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA) baby names website, Austria is not in the top 1000 baby names for any recorded year going back to 1900.

But hey, we think it’s pretty! And if you think it’s a cool name, go for it!

And while we’re at it, what about naming your baby Vienna?

That’s a beautiful way to pay tribute to an enchanting city.

Vienna reached its peak of popularity in 2020, hitting number 755 on the SSA charts.

So if you’re wondering what is the rarest baby name?, both Austria and Vienna are lovely but uncommon choices.

What is the most Austrian name?

For many English-speaking people, the classic musical The Sound of Music is one of our strongest touch points when we think of Austria.

If that’s the movie that kicked off your love of the country, you might find the perfect fit amongst the names of the seven Von Trapp children:

  1. Liesl, age 16
  2. Friedrich, age 14
  3. Louisa, age 13
  4. Kurt, age 11
  5. Brigitta, age 10
  6. Marta, age 7
  7. Gretl, age 5

Of course, there is also Maria (as in how do you solve a problem like…), Georg (aka Baron von Trapp), and Baroness Elsa Schräder.

Now let’s look at other beautiful Austrian names that have been popular in Austria for the last decade.

Austrian girl names

Let’s start with the most popular girl names in Austria from 2020.

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  1. Marie: Perhaps the most famous Austrian Marie is Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France, born in Vienna and famously executed in Paris in 1793.
  2. Anna
  3. Emilia
  4. Emma
  5. Mia
  6. Lena
  7. Lea
  8. Johanna
  9. Sophia
  10. Laura

Other Aistrian girl names

And here is a list of other girl names that have been popular in Austria for the last decade.

  1. Alexandra
  2. Alina
  3. Amelie
  4. Andrea
  5. Angelina
  6. Anja
  7. Annika
  8. Barbara
  9. Bettina
  10. Bianca
  11. Birgit
  12. Carina
  13. Christina
  14. Clara
  15. Claudia
  16. Cornelia
  17. Daniela
  18. Denise
  19. Elena
  20. Elisa
  21. Elisabeth: Elisabeth was Empress of Austria from 1854 to 1898. She was famously nicknamed “Sisi.”
  22. Emely
  23. Emily
  24. Elsa
  25. Eva
  26. Hannah
  27. Helena
  28. Isabella
  29. Jacqueline
  30. Jana
  31. Jasmin
  32. Jennifer
  33. Julia
  34. Karin
  35. Katharina
  36. Katrin
  37. Kerstin
  38. Lara
  39. Larissa
  40. Leonie
  41. Lina
  42. Lisa
  43. Luisa
  44. Magdalena
  45. Maja
  46. Manuela
  47. Maria: Not only is this the name of Maria from The Sound of Music, but it also belonged to Austria’s renowned empress, Maria-Teresa.
  48. Marlene
  49. Martina
  50. Melanie
  51. Michaela
  52. Michelle
  53. Miriam
  54. Nadine
  55. Natalie
  56. Nicole
  57. Nina
  58. Petra
  59. Pia
  60. Sabine
  61. Sabrina
  62. Sandra
  63. Sarah
  64. Selina
  65. Sonja
  66. Sophie
  67. Stefanie
  68. Tamara
  69. Tanja
  70. Theresa
  71. Valentina
  72. Vanessa
  73. Verena
  74. Viktoria

Austrian boy names

Now let’s have a look at the most popular boy names in Austria from 2020.

  1. Jakob
  2. David
  3. Maximilian: Maximilian I, born near what is now Vienna, was the Archduke of Austria, King of Germany, and Holy Roman Emperor from 1508-1519. He is a key figure in the House of Habsburg, a leading ruling dynasty in Europe from the 16th to the 20th century.
  4. Felix
  5. Paul
  6. Elias
  7. Jonas
  8. Leon
  9. Lukas

Other Austrian boy names

And here is a list of other boy names that have been popular in Austria for the last decade.

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  1. Alexander
  2. Andreas
  3. Benjamin
  4. Bernhard
  5. Christian
  6. Christoph
  7. Christopher
  8. Daniel
  9. Dominik
  10. Fabian
  11. Florian
  12. Franz: This is the name of Austrian composer Franz Schubert, perhaps best known for his Ave Maria melody. It also belonged to Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination set off World War I.
  13. Georg
  14. Gerald
  15. Harald
  16. Jan
  17. Johannes
  18. Josef
  19. Juergen
  20. Julian
  21. Kevin
  22. Konstantin
  23. Lorenz
  24. Luca
  25. Manuel
  26. Marcel
  27. Marco
  28. Mario
  29. Markus
  30. Martin
  31. Matteo
  32. Matthias
  33. Michael
  34. Moritz
  35. Nico
  36. Niklas
  37. Noah
  38. Patrick
  39. Peter
  40. Philipp
  41. Raphael
  42. Rene
  43. Robert
  44. Roland
  45. Sebastian
  46. Simon
  47. Stefan
  48. Thomas
  49. Tobias
  50. Valentin
  51. Wolfgang: This name belonged to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the incomparable 18th-century composer born in Salzburg, which was then part of the Holy Roman Empire. Wolf or Wolfie are cute nicknames.

What are uncommon Austrian names?

A few other Austrian names that aren’t as popular recently but might spark your interest:

  1. Ferdinand: Besides calling to mind Archduke Franz Ferdinand (see “Franz” above), this name also belonged to Austrian car designer Ferdinand Porsche — sound familiar?
  2. Gustav: This name belonged to Austrian painter Gustav Klimt and the composer Gustav Mahler.
  3. Hedy: Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress and inventor of a radio guidance system that later led to Bluetooth and GPS technology. Hedy is short for Hedwig, but we’re guessing Hedy is a more likely choice for a 21st-century girl’s name. Though if you’re a fan of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, maybe Hedwig is just perfect for your little one?
  4. Ludwig: This was the name of 20th-century Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. It was also the name of Madeline author Ludwig Bemelmans. He was born in the city of Meran, then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. It’s now located in northern Italy.
  5. Sigmund: As in, Sigmund Freud, the Austrian psychoanalyst. Sigmund might be an unusual name for a little boy today, but little “Siggy” sounds right at home on a 21st-century playground.
  6. And, lest you think we forgot, there is also Arnold! As in Arnold Schwarzenegger, an Austrian immigrant whose resume includes being a trail-blazing bodybuilder, legendary actor, and governor of California. (It’s also the name of Arnold Schoenberg, a famous 20th-century Austrian composer.)

There you have it, mama. 150+ Austrian names to inspire you.

Happy choosing!

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