Nazar and Anastasia were the most popular children names in Ukraine in 2008.
According to the press-service of the Justice Ministry of Ukraine, referring to Justice Minister Mykola Onyshchuk, around 30 names have been the most popular in Ukraine last year.
As for male names, the most popular were Nazar, Danylo, Maksym, Vladyslav, Mykyta, Artem, Kyrylo, Yegor, Illya, Andriy, Bohdan, Denys, Dmytro, Yaroslav, Oleksander, and Volodymyr.
As for female names, the most popular were: Anastasia, Angelina, Alina, Daria (Daryna), Diana, Kateryna, Maria, Natalia, Sophia, Yulia, Victoria, Yelyzaveta, Anna, Veronica, Ulyana, Oleksandra, and Christina.
According to the Justice Minister, some Ukrainians prefer extraordinary names. Thus, lately in Ukraine there have been registered boys Khrystofor, Adam, Franko, Atos, Spartak, and girls Vesna, Krasunya, Madonna, Danaya, Sara Malka, Zinaida, Maya.