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The World's Most Popular Girl's Name Has Been Revealed & DUH

The most popular name for girls in the WORLD has been revealed and it's so obvious, you're going to kick yourself for not guessing it already.

Unless you have already guessed it, that is. Well done!

Anyway, according to babynamewizard.com, the name that parents-to-be the world froth for is... drumroll please...

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Sofia!

It's apparently the most popular moniker in Mexico, Russia, Argentina, Italy, Switzerland, Estonia, Chile and Slovakia, with derivatives Sophia and Sophie ranking two and three in 20 more countries.

In total, Sofia, Sophie or Sophia made the top 25 in two-thirds of all countries reporting baby name statistics, which is frighteningly impressive.

Naming expert Laura Wattenberg told Live Science that the research shows that, "in essence, the entire Western world has agreed on the most attractive name".

"The name is instantly recognisable as a classic, yet it was uncommon in every spelling from the 1930s through the 1980s," she added. 

"That means today's parents didn't grow up surrounded by Sophias, so it doesn't sound tired or over-familiar to them."

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