In the spotlight 2012

In the spotlight - 2 february 2012

Emma and Noah still the most popular first names in 2009

For the seventh consecutive year, Emma was the most frequent first name given to girls in 2009. Noah topped the list of boy first names.  This is shown in figures from Statistics Belgium.

The most popular first names were Emma and Lars in Flanders, Léa and Nathan in Wallonia and Lina and Mohamed in the Brussels-Capital Region.

 

Most popular first names in Belgium (2009)
GirlsBoys
RankFirst nameNumberRankFirst nameNumber
1Emma6941Noah709
2Louise5702Lucas693
3Marie4733Nathan678
4Elise4704Louis620
5Léa4635Arthur526
6Julie3956Mohamed515
7Charlotte3787Thomas480
8Clara3758Mathis443
9Manon3749Adam415
10Sarah36410Liam415