Male and female first names

Men and women: Jean & Maria

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Men and women: Jean & Maria

Classical male and female first names are still strongly represented in 2021, although the numbers in the top 3 are steadily declining. Jean ranks first among men. 68,298 men still bore this name in 2020 against only 65,886 on 01/01/2021. Mohamed enters the top 10, ejecting André.

Maria is well in the lead among women: 116,317 women bear this first name, even though they were still 121,316 in 2020. The top 10 remains unchanged compared to last year, except for Nathalie which takes the 4th place from Monique.

Top 10 of male and female first names:

Men, Belgium, all ages:

Belgium #
1 Jean 65,886
2 Marc 63,436
3 Patrick 50,917
4 Luc 48,479
5 Michel 46,522
6 Philippe 41,742
7 Jan 40,536
8 David 35,748
9 Mohamed 34,862
10 Thomas 34,851

Women, Belgium, all ages:

Belgium #
1 Maria 116,317
2 Marie 92,827
3 Martine 40,550
4 Nathalie 40,131
5 Monique 39,389
6 Anne 37,602
7 Rita 34,329
8 Nicole 32,721
9 Christine 31,678
10 Anna 30,819
Top 10 women
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First names of women in 2021 (top 10)

Belgium Flemish Region Walloon Region Brussels-Capital Region
1 Maria 116,317 1 Maria 87,468 1 Marie 42,421 1 Maria 10,486
2 Marie 92,827 2 Marie 42,856 2 Nathalie 20,536 2 Marie 7,550
3 Martine 40,550 3 Rita 29,923 3 Anne 18,863 3 Fatima 6,155
4 Nathalie 40,131 4 Ann 24,757 4 Isabelle 18,786 4 Anne 4,333
5 Monique 39,389 5 Martine 23,668 5 Maria 18,363 5 Sarah 3,701
6 Anne 37,602 6 Marleen 22,567 6 Françoise 15,229 6 Anna 3,210
7 Rita 34,329 7 Monique 21,897 7 Christine 15,039 7 Nathalie 3,005
8 Nicole 32,721 8 Anna 21,166 8 Monique 14,843 8 Laura 2,700
9 Christine 31,678 9 Godelieve 18,173 9 Martine 14,541 9 Sophie 2,668
10 Anna 30,819 10 Linda 18,061 10 Véronique 14,263 10 Monique 2,649
Source: Statbel (Directorate-general Statistics - Statistics Belgium)
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Top 10 men
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First names of men in 2021 (top 10)

Belgium Flemish Region Walloon Region Brussels-Capital Region
1 Jean 65,886 1 Marc 44,092 1 Jean 35,418 1 Mohamed 13,595
2 Marc 63,436 2 Luc 39,013 2 Michel 28,362 2 Jean 6,089
3 Patrick 50,917 3 Jan 38,711 3 Philippe 26,701 3 Mohammed 4,835
4 Luc 48,479 4 Patrick 33,900 4 Pierre 20,072 4 Ahmed 4,166
5 Michel 46,522 5 Dirk 31,397 5 Alain 19,427 5 Philippe 4,060
6 Philippe 41,742 6 Peter 31,199 6 Nicolas 19,164 6 Michel 4,049
7 Jan 40,536 7 Johan 29,896 7 Christian 16,751 7 David 3,945
8 David 35,748 8 Bart 28,672 8 Olivier 16,164 8 Pierre 3,845
9 Mohamed 34,862 9 Paul 24,874 9 Marc 16,013 9 Nicolas 3,842
10 Thomas 34,851 10 Tom 24,706 10 Daniel 15,800 10 Daniel 3,806
Source: Statbel (Directorate-general Statistics - Statistics Belgium)
Men per municipality
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