Popularity of names in Italy, 2014

Italy 2014

Yeah, yeah, I’m late in the bandwagon but I wanted to put this up anyway since I’ve got something related to this to show you at the end.
So the headline is, Francesco and Sofia were, again, the top names for Italian babies in 2014. Sofia held her reign for the 5th year in a row while Francesco held his reign for the 14th year in a row.

Here are the top 10 names given to Italian babies in 2014:

BOYS

Rank Name Number %age Rank change
1 Francesco 10,316 4.054% 0
2 Alessandro 6,940 2.727% 0
3 Lorenzo 6,665 2.619% 1
4 Andrea 6,270 2.464% -1
5 Leonardo 6,079 2.389% 3
6 Mattia 6,073 2.387% -1
7 Matteo 5,754 2.261% -1
8 Gabriele 5,557 2.184% -1
9 Riccardo 4,533 1.782% 0
10 Tommaso 4,488 1.764% 0

GIRLS

1 Sofia 7,353 3.062% 0
2 Giulia 6,729 2.803% 0
3 Aurora 5,709 2.378% 0
4 Giorgia 4,502 1.875% 1
5 Martina 4,268 1.778% 1
6 Emma 3,971 1.654% -2
7 Greta 3,926 1.635% 4
8 Chiara 3,902 1.625% -1
9 Sara 3,766 1.568% -1
10 Alice 3,589 1.495% -1

On the boys side, Leonardo is the only name that has gone up or down to 2 places or more in the top 10 while on the girls side, Greta is the only name that has gone up to 2 places or more and replace another name in the top 10, in this case, Gaia.

Now, the bit related to the popularity of names in Italy is the list that extends beyond the top 10. Normally, the source given at the end of this post has the top 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50. However, I’ve got around to find out the names beyond the top 50 by taking advantage of the ‘Inspect (Element)’ tool on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Without this tool, it would be nearly impossible for me to bring you two PDFs of the top 200 names in 2014: one for the boys and one for the girls.

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Using the ‘Inspect Element’ tool in Firefox to change the value (list of 10 -> 200 most common names).

To find out the top 200 (or 3/4/500 if you want) for 2014 and all the other years, where it says, for example, “List of 10 most common names among babies born in 2014,” right-click the 10 bit and select the Inspect tool. That bit is hidden under the <select id=”top”> section, so expand that section and change the value to the number of names that you want to see (if you want to see the top 200, change the value from “10” to “200”). And there you go, you now have the top 200 names for 2014.

If you have any thoughts on the top names or this post in general, please share them with us in the comments section below.

Source: ISTAT name counter

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