Popularity of names in Spain, 2017

Spain 2017

Lucia keeps her title as the most popular Spanish baby girl name, but Lucas dethrones Hugo in spectacular style to become the most popular boy name.

Here are the top 10 names of 2017:

All names shown here do not have the diacritics, as displayed in the original data provided in the source.

BOYS

Rank Name Number Percentage Rank change Number change
1 LUCAS 4209 2.085% 5 479
2 HUGO 4141 2.051% -1 -729
3 MARTIN 3838 1.901% 0 -212
4 DANIEL 3717 1.841% -2 -478
5 PABLO 3426 1.697% -1 -350
6 ALEJANDRO 3220 1.595% -1 -554
7 MATEO 3124 1.547% 2 279
8 ADRIAN 2841 1.407% 0 -148
9 ALVARO 2794 1.384% -2 -236
10 MANUEL 2517 1.247% 2 -131

GIRLS

1 LUCIA 4410 2.321% 0 -262
2 SOFIA 4206 2.213% 2 159
3 MARIA 3874 2.039% 0 -269
4 MARTINA 3814 2.007% -2 -494
5 PAULA 3085 1.623% 0 -354
6 JULIA 2998 1.578% 3 6
7 DANIELA 2959 1.557% -1 -192
8 VALERIA 2856 1.503% -1 -254
9 ALBA 2678 1.409% -1 -364
10 EMMA 2525 1.329% 3 49

In the top 10, Manuel and Emma replace David and Noa (now in 12th and 13th places respectively).

Regarding the names that are new or coming back to the top 100:

  • Alan, Matias, Amir, Neizan, Julieta, Axel, Teo, Imran, India, Adara, Naiara and Nour
    • replacing Jon, Jose Antonio, Jose Manuel, Eduardo, Aimar, Gerard, Aritz, Ane, Miriam, Noelia, Silvia and Mireia

Finally, here are the biggest risers and droppers within the top 100:

Italics = this name rose/dropped the biggest in terms of both rank and number

RISERS

Rank Number
LIAM CHLOE MARCO CHLOE
MARCO AFRICA LUCAS MIA
LUCA AMIRA MATEO ALMA
THIAGO JANA ENZO SOFIA
IAN ABRIL THIAGO ABRIL

DROPPERS

MAURO AINHOA HUGO NOA
ENRIQUE NAHIA ALEJANDRO MARTINA
ASIER LAURA DANIEL SARA
BIEL AINARA PABLO ALBA
OSCAR IRENE DAVID PAULA
LEIRE

What do you think of the top 100 names in Spain? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below the source.

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

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