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 2020, although the numbers in the top 3 are steadily declining. Jean ranks first among men. 70,528 men still bore this name in 2019 against only 68,298 on 01/01/2020. In the top 10, David ranks a place higher at the expense of André while Thomas enters the top 10, ejecting Paul.

Maria is well in the lead among women: 121,316 women bear this first name, even though they were still 125,779 in 2019. The top 10 remains unchanged compared to last year.

Top 10 of male and female first names

Men, Belgium, all ages

Belgium #
1 Jean 68,298
2 Marc 64,150
3 Patrick 51,291
4 Luc 49,022
5 Michel 47,681
6 Philippe 42,153
7 Jan 41,172
8 David 35,593
9 André 35,366
10 Thomas 34,713

Women, Belgium, all ages:

Belgium #
1 Maria 121,316
2 Marie 95,436
3 Martine 40,817
4 Monique 40,332
5 Nathalie 40,184
6 Anne 38,087
7 Rita 34,687
8 Nicole 33,235
9 Christine 31,889
10 Anna 31,399
Top 10 women
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First names of women in 2020 (top 10)

Belgium Flemish Region Walloon Region Brussels-Capital Region
1 Maria 121,316 1 Maria 91,735 1 Marie 43,787 1 Maria 10,682
2 Marie 95,436 2 Marie 43,774 2 Nathalie 20,543 2 Marie 7,875
3 Martine 40,817 3 Rita 30,223 3 Anne 19,129 3 Fatima 6,159
4 Monique 40,332 4 Ann 24,793 4 Maria 18,899 4 Anne 4,453
5 Nathalie 40,184 5 Martine 23,762 5 Isabelle 18,819 5 Sarah 3,690
6 Anne 38,087 6 Marleen 22,671 6 Françoise 15,372 6 Anna 3,200
7 Rita 34,687 7 Monique 22,262 7 Monique 15,296 7 Nathalie 3,087
8 Nicole 33,235 8 Anna 21,652 8 Christine 15,141 8 Monique 2,774
9 Christine 31,889 9 Godelieve 18,642 9 Martine 14,641 9 Sophie 2,691
10 Anna 31,399 10 Linda 18,108 10 Véronique 14,300 10 Laura 2,658
Source: Statbel (Directorate-general Statistics - Statistics Belgium)
Women per municipality
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Top 10 men
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First names of men in 2020 (top 10)

Belgium Flemish Region Walloon Region Brussels-Capital Region
1 Jean 68,298 1 Marc 44,571 1 Jean 36,814 1 Mohamed 13,580
2 Marc 64,150 2 Luc 39,411 2 Michel 29,084 2 Jean 6,431
3 Patrick 51,291 3 Jan 39,311 3 Philippe 26,952 3 Mohammed 4,861
4 Luc 49,022 4 Patrick 34,116 4 Pierre 20,520 4 Ahmed 4,200
5 Michel 47,681 5 Dirk 31,608 5 Alain 19,710 4 Michel 4,200
6 Philippe 42,153 6 Peter 31,350 6 Nicolas 19,164 6 Philippe 4,154
7 Jan 41,172 7 Johan 30,105 7 Christian 17,087 7 Pierre 3,939
8 David 35,593 8 Bart 28,736 8 Olivier 16,181 8 David 3,933
9 André 35,366 9 Paul 25,381 9 Marc 16,155 9 Nicolas 3,860
10 Thomas 34,713 10 Jean 25,053 10 Daniel 16,070 10 Daniel 3,847
Source: Statbel (Directorate-general Statistics - Statistics Belgium)
Men per municipality
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