Popularity of names in Spain, 2016

Spain 2016

Disclaimer: All the names provided here are written exactly as it is shown in the data provided in the source below, meaning there are no diacritics added to these names.

Hugo and Lucia are, once again, the top Spanish baby names, according to INE’s latest data, which have just been released today (22nd June). Hugo is now in his 4th year as the king, Lucia her 14th year as the queen.

Here are the top 10 names for boys and girls in 2016:

BOYS

Rank Name Number %age Rank change
1 HUGO 4,870 2.319% 0
2 DANIEL 4,195 1.997% 0
3 MARTIN 4,050 1.928% +1
4 PABLO 3,776 1.798% -1
5 ALEJANDRO 3,774 1.797% 0
6 LUCAS 3,730 1.776% +3
7 ALVARO 3,030 1.443% 0
8 ADRIAN 2,989 1.423% -2
9 MATEO 2,845 1.355% +5
10 DAVID 2,818 1.342% -2

GIRLS

1 LUCIA 4,672 2.355% 0
2 MARTINA 4,308 2.172% +1
3 MARIA 4,143 2.089% -1
4 SOFIA 4,047 2.040% +1
5 PAULA 3,439 1.734% -1
6 DANIELA 3,151 1.589% 0
7 VALERIA 3,110 1.568% +4
8 ALBA 3,042 1.534% -1
9 JULIA 2,992 1.508% -1
10 NOA 2,888 1.456% +2

In the top 10, Mateo, Valeria and Noa replace Sara (now in 11th place), Carla (now in 12th) and Mario (now in 15th). The new entrants in the top 100 are:

  • Boys: Jon, Jose Manuel, Aritz and Liam
  • Girls: Gala, Amira, Elisa and Fatima

They replace:

  • Boys: Yago, Abraham, Ibai and Francisco Javier
  • Girls: Azahara, Nadia, Naiara and Nayara

Lastly, let’s take a look at the biggest risers and droppers from within the top 100 (excluding new entrants):

Note: Names marked in bold are the risers/droppers in both rank and number
Risers
Rank Number Rank Number
THIAGO LUCAS ARLET SOFIA
JULEN MATEO CHLOE CARMEN
GAEL DYLAN DIANA CHLOE
DYLAN THIAGO MIA VALERIA
OLIVER JULEN ONA MIA
MARCO CAYETANA
Droppers
Rank Number Rank Number
ALBERTO PABLO ELSA LUCIA
AIMAR DANIEL NOELIA PAULA
RUBEN ADRIAN AFRICA MARIA
JESUS HUGO ALEXIA CLAUDIA
OSCAR MARC MIREIA ELSA

What do you think of the results for Spain? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below the source.

Source:
INE (in English) – http://www.ine.es/dyngs/INEbase/en/operacion.htm?c=Estadistica_C&cid=1254736177009&menu=resultados&secc=1254736195498&idp=1254734710990

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