Popularity of names in Catalonia, 2014

Catalonia 2014

Marc and Martina are the top names last year in Catalonia. Martina is now in her second year as the number 1 girl name while Marc has been the number 1 boy name since 1997, which is the starting year in the data that the source has.

Here are the top 10 for both genders:
Boys

Rank Name Number Rank change
1 MARC 1,084 0
2 ÀLEX/ÁLEX 687 +2
3 POL 672 -1
4 ERIC/ÈRIC/ÉRIC 661 +1
5 MARTÍ 638 +5
6 JAN 607 +1
7 BIEL 601 -4
8 HUGO 598 -1
9 PAU 562 -3
10 ARNAU 536 -1

Girls

Rank Name Number Rank change
1 MARTINA 825 0
2 JÚLIA/JULIA 765 0
3 LAIA 682 0
4 MARIA/MARÍA 670 +1
5 PAULA 619 -1
6 LUCÍA 596 +1
7 CARLA 593 -1
8 EMMA 558 +1
9 NOA 534 +1
10 AINA 480 -2

None of the names in both the girls’ and the boys’ top 10 were replaced, though the boys’ top 10, in terms of rank changes, is more volatile than the girls’ top 10, which is more or less stable.

These names from the table below entered 2014’s top 100:
Boys

Rank Name Number Rank in 2013
46 MARTÍN 160 104
81 LIAM 91 102
93 NOAH 81 118
97 AYMAN 76 111
100 DEREK 72 120

Girls

Rank Name Number Rank in 2013
83 GAL·LA 71 114
84 RITA 70 121
91 ALEJANDRA 64 118
95 ROCÍO 62 114
95 SIRA 62 144
97 AROA 61 107
97 NÀDIA/NADIA 61 103
99 ALÍCIA/ALICIA 58 103
100 YASMINA 57 167

The top 100 arrivals replaced:

  • For boys: Genís, Manel, Tomàs/Tomás, Imran and Yago
  • For girls: Gisela, Elna, Ada, Ares, Greta, Erika, Carmen and Naiara

Source: Institut d’Estadística de Catalunya

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