How popular is the baby name Emma in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Emma.
According to data from Statistics Belgium, the country’s most popular baby names in 2018 were
Emma and Arthur.
Here are Belgium’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
Emma, 608 baby girls Olivia, 554 Louise, 545 Mila, 536 Alice, 422 Juliette, 373 Elena, 369 (tied) Marie, 369 (tied) Sofia, 368 Lina, 362
Arthur, 565 baby boys Noah, 553 Adam, 548 Louis, 547 Liam, 539 Lucas, 519 Jules, 509 Victor, 476 Gabriel, 429 Mohamed, 420
In the girls’ top 10, Elena and Marie replace Elise and Lucie.
The boys’ top 10 includes the same 10 names, but in a different order.
2017, the top names were Emma and Liam.
First names for boys and girls – Statbel
The new Cruella
The 2014 film
Maleficent gave rise to the unlikely baby name Maleficent. So will the upcoming film Cruella similarly inspire parents to name their kids Cruella?
Cruella de Vil is the well-known Disney villainess from the 1961 animated movie
101 Dalmations. In mid-2021, Disney plans to release the live-action Cruella, which will apparently feature a younger, pre-evil version of Cruella (played by Emma Stone). The story will be set in “the punk rock era of the 1970s.”
On the one hand, the name Cruella is clearly based upon the word “cruel,” and the character’s intent in original movie was to capture, kill and skin a bunch of puppies (!) in order to make a fur coat.
On the other hand, the name Cruella easily shortens to
Ella, which has been a trendy top-20 name for over a decade now. And the character in the upcoming movie will no doubt be portrayed in a more sympathetic manner (taking a page out of the Maleficent playbook).
What are your thoughts on this one?
First Look at Emma Stone in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Cruella’ Drops
According to British Columbia’s Vital Statistics Agency, the most popular baby names in the province in 2018 were
Olivia and Liam.
Here are British Columbia’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
Olivia, 246 baby girls Emma, 222 Amelia, 170 (tie) Charlotte, 170 (tie) Chloe, 160 Sophia, 149 Ava, 148 Isla, 137 Emily, 134 Abigail, 132
Liam, 283 baby boys Lucas, 225 Oliver, 211 Benjamin, 200 Logan, 183 Ethan, 182 Noah, 181 (tie) William, 181 (tie) James, 175 Leo, 165
In the girls’ top 10, Isla replaces Hannah.
In the boys’ top 10, Leo replaces Owen.
Names used just five times each in 2018 include…
Girl names: Ayda, Bria, Clover, Dilnoor, Ever, Flora, Guneet, Havana, Irene, Jenny, Krystal, Lavinia, Magnolia, Opal, Pippa, Rosha, Sahej, Taryn, Waverly, Zia Boy names: Adriel, Bjorn, Clyde, Drake, Eamon, Fergus, Graydon, Hamza, Ibraheem, Jagger, Kaya, Leland, Malikai, Ollie, Partap, Reginald, Smith, Tegh, Watson, Zephyr
2017, the top names were Olivia and Benjamin.
Baby’s Most Chosen Names in British Columbia, 2018
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the most popular baby names in the state
two years ago were Olivia and Henry.
Here are Wisconsin’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2017 (which were released in mid-2019):
Olivia Emma Evelyn Charlotte Ava Amelia Harper Sophia Nora Isabella
Henry Oliver William Liam Logan Owen Noah Wyatt Levi Lincoln
In the girls’ top 10, Isabella replaces Abigail.
In the boys’ top 10, Logan, Levi, and Lincoln replace Mason, Jackson, and Carter.
(According to the 2017 SSA data, the top 10 boy names in Wisconsin were slightly different, and in a slightly different order.)
In 2016, the top two names in Wisconsin (according to the state) were Olivia and Oliver.
25 Most Popular Names for Newborns, Wisconsin
According to the Wyoming Department of Health, the most popular baby names in the state last year were
Emma and Oliver.
Here are Wyoming’s top 5 girl names and top 5 boy names of 2018:
Emma Amelia Elizabeth Evelyn Harper
Oliver Jackson (tie) Logan (tie) Wyatt Theodore
SSA’s 2018 data for Wyoming has Amelia and Emma tied for first.
2017, Wyoming’s top two names (according to the state itself) were Emma and Wyatt.
Emma, Oliver Most Popular Wyoming Newborn Names