Popularity of names in Québec, 2016

Québec 2016

Once again, Emma and William are 2016’s top names in Québec. Emma has been the number 1 girl name for the 5th year while William has been the number 1 boy name for the 11th year running.

Here are the top 10 names for 2016:

GIRLS

Rank Name Number Rank change Number change
1 EMMA 632 0 7
2 LEA 514 0 -24
3 OLIVIA 507 0 29
4 ALICE 489 0 15
5 FLORENCE 470 0 8
6 ZOE 416 0 -15
7 ROSALIE 406 3 53
8 CHARLOTTE 400 1 18
9 CHARLIE 387 9 70
10 BEATRICE 378 -2 -13

BOYS

1 WILLIAM 791 0 32
2 THOMAS 697 0 -59
3 LIAM 654 1 -11
4 NATHAN 614 2 -21
5 FELIX 603 0 -38
6 JACOB 597 -3 -72
7 NOAH 590 3 44
8 LOGAN 580 0 -2
9 ALEXIS 532 0 -23
10 GABRIEL 530 3 28
10 RAPHAEL 530 2 23

In the top 10, Charlie, Gabriel and Raphael replace Chloe and Samuel.

In the top 100, the new entrants are as follows:

  • Girls: Romane, Alyson, Agathe, Evelyne, Abigaelle, Madison and Ariel
  • Boys: Mason, Luca, Albert, Axel, Christopher, Jack and Mateo

They replace Frederique, Maria, Amy, Zoey, Isabella, Oceanne and Naomie for girls and Joshua, Emrick, Mathieu, Brandon, Alexander, Remi and Christophe for boys.

Now, we take a look at the top 5 rising and falling names from each gender by ranking and numbers:

Names that either rise or fall by both raking and numbers are marked in bold italics.
Risers:
Girls Boys
Ranking Numbers Ranking Numbers
MARIANNE CHARLIE JACKSON EDOUARD
ELISABETH ROSALIE MAYSON LUCAS
ARIELLE LIVIA CALEB MAYSON
ELEONORE ROSE THEODORE ANTOINE
SIMONE MILA JULES NOAH
STELLA LOUKA CALEB
Fallers:
Ranking Numbers Ranking Numbers
DAPHNEE LAURIE JEREMY SAMUEL
MEGAN CAMILLE HUGO JEREMY
MAGALIE EMY HUBERT JACOB
LAURA ELODIE DAVID THOMAS
ALYCIA ANNABELLE ALEX HUGO
DAMIEN

What do you think of the baby name scene in Québec? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below the sources.

Sources:
List of Baby Names from Retraite Québec (in English) – http://www.rrq.gouv.qc.ca/en/enfants/banque_prenoms/Pages/banque_prenoms.aspx
PrénomsQuébec.ca (lists top 100 names all the way up to 1980, uses same source above) – https://www.prenomsquebec.ca/

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