Male and female first names

Men and women: Jean & Maria

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Men and women: Jean & Maria

Male and female first names

The classic men's and women's names are still strongly represented, even though the numbers of the top 3 are decreasing steadily.

Jean comes first for men.

72,734 men still had that name in 2018 as against 70,528 on 01/01/2019.

Among women, Maria outnumbers by far the other fist names: as many as 125,779 women have that first name, although they were still 130,537 in 2018.

 

The top 10 of the men’s and women’s first names:

Men, Belgium, all ages:

Belgium #
1 Jean 70,528
2 Marc 64,762
3 Patrick 51,708
4 Luc 49,449
5 Michel 48,637
6 Philippe 42,545
7 Jan 41,775
8 André 36,699
9 David 35,422
10 Paul 34,839

Women, Belgium, all ages:

Belgium #
1 Maria 125,779
2 Marie 97,786
3 Martine 41,104
4 Monique 41,098
5 Nathalie 40,284
6 Anne 38,526
7 Rita 34,972
8 Nicole 33,663
9 Christine 32,064
10 Anna 31,804
Top 10 women
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First names of women in 2019 (top 10)

Belgium Flemish Region Walloon Region Brussels-Capital Region
1 Maria 125,779 1 Maria 95,659 1 Marie 45,003 1 Maria 10,799
2 Marie 97,786 2 Marie 44,544 2 Nathalie 20,558 2 Marie 8,239
3 Martine 41,104 3 Rita 30,477 3 Anne 19,331 3 Fatima 6,104
4 Monique 41,098 4 Ann 24,862 4 Maria 19,321 4 Anne 4,571
5 Nathalie 40,284 5 Martine 23,857 5 Isabelle 18,853 5 Sarah 3,648
6 Anne 38,526 6 Marleen 22,764 6 Monique 15,637 6 Anna 3,215
7 Rita 34,972 7 Monique 22,568 7 Françoise 15,512 7 Nathalie 3,153
8 Nicole 33,663 8 Anna 21,993 8 Christine 15,184 8 Monique 2,893
9 Christine 32,064 9 Godelieve 19,007 9 Martine 14,761 9 Jacqueline 2,760
10 Anna 31,804 10 Linda 18,173 10 Véronique 14,355 10 Nicole 2,703
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 2019 (top 10)

Belgium Flemish Region Walloon Region Brussels-Capital Region
1 Jean 70,528 1 Marc 44,961 1 Jean 38,007 1 Mohamed 13,541
2 Marc 64,762 2 Jan 39,865 2 Michel 29,668 2 Jean 6,746
3 Patrick 51,708 3 Luc 39,709 3 Philippe 27,186 3 Mohammed 4,836
4 Luc 49,449 4 Patrick 34,336 4 Pierre 20,902 4 Michel 4,340
5 Michel 48,637 5 Dirk 31,815 5 Alain 19,956 5 Philippe 4,251
6 Philippe 42,545 6 Peter 31,492 6 Nicolas 19,173 6 Ahmed 4,180
7 Jan 41,775 7 Johan 30,290 7 Christian 17,347 7 Pierre 4,019
8 André 36,699 8 Bart 28,803 8 Daniel 16,298 8 David 3,945
9 David 35,422 9 Paul 25,786 9 Marc 16,294 9 Nicolas 3,894
10 Paul 34,839 10 Jean 25,775 10 Olivier 16,225 10 Daniel 3,885
Source: Statbel (Directorate-general Statistics - Statistics Belgium)
Men per municipality
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