The most popular names in the South Urals turned out to be Sofia and Artyom, chelTV reports. In general, the birth rate in the region has increased by 336, to 25,028 children. Statistics for the period from January to September 2020 were shared in the State Committee for Civil Registry Office of the Chelyabinsk Region.
It is noted that among boys, the most common since the beginning of the year were Artyom (645 boys), Mikhail (556), Alexander (548), and Maxim (440). The most popular female names were Sofia (495 girls), Maria (443), Anna (438), and Victoria (421). Among the rare names were registered Porfiry, Vlastislav, Milorad, and Pheoktista.