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Popularity of the Baby Name Emma


Posts that Mention the Name Emma

Popular Baby Names in Belgium, 2018

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:

Girl Names

  1. Emma, 608 baby girls
  2. Olivia, 554
  3. Louise, 545
  4. Mila, 536
  5. Alice, 422
  6. Juliette, 373
  7. Elena, 369 (tied)
  8. Marie, 369 (tied)
  9. Sofia, 368
  10. Lina, 362

Boy Names

  1. Arthur, 565 baby boys
  2. Noah, 553
  3. Adam, 548
  4. Louis, 547
  5. Liam, 539
  6. Lucas, 519
  7. Jules, 509
  8. Victor, 476
  9. Gabriel, 429
  10. 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.

In 2017, the top names were Emma and Liam.

Source: First names for boys and girls – Statbel

Baby Name Prediction: Cruella?

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?

Source: First Look at Emma Stone in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Cruella’ Drops

Popular Baby Names in British Columbia, 2018

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:

Girl Names

  1. Olivia, 246 baby girls
  2. Emma, 222
  3. Amelia, 170 (tie)
  4. Charlotte, 170 (tie)
  5. Chloe, 160
  6. Sophia, 149
  7. Ava, 148
  8. Isla, 137
  9. Emily, 134
  10. Abigail, 132

Boy Names

  1. Liam, 283 baby boys
  2. Lucas, 225
  3. Oliver, 211
  4. Benjamin, 200
  5. Logan, 183
  6. Ethan, 182
  7. Noah, 181 (tie)
  8. William, 181 (tie)
  9. James, 175
  10. 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

In 2017, the top names were Olivia and Benjamin.

Source: Baby’s Most Chosen Names in British Columbia, 2018

Popular Baby Names in Wisconsin, 2017

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):

Girl Names

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Evelyn
  4. Charlotte
  5. Ava
  6. Amelia
  7. Harper
  8. Sophia
  9. Nora
  10. Isabella

Boy Names

  1. Henry
  2. Oliver
  3. William
  4. Liam
  5. Logan
  6. Owen
  7. Noah
  8. Wyatt
  9. Levi
  10. 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.

Source: 25 Most Popular Names for Newborns, Wisconsin

Popular Baby Names in Wyoming, 2018

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:

Girl Names

  1. Emma
  2. Amelia
  3. Elizabeth
  4. Evelyn
  5. Harper

Boy Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Jackson (tie)
  3. Logan (tie)
  4. Wyatt
  5. Theodore

The SSA’s 2018 data for Wyoming has Amelia and Emma tied for first.

In 2017, Wyoming’s top two names (according to the state itself) were Emma and Wyatt.

Source: Emma, Oliver Most Popular Wyoming Newborn Names