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Popular Baby Names in Paris, 2019

According to Paris Data, the most popular baby names in Paris, France, in 2019 were Louise and Gabriel.

Here are the city’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019:

Girl Names

  1. Louise, 223 baby girls
  2. Jeanne, 195
  3. Emma, 180 (tie)
  4. Alice, 180 (tie)
  5. Chloé, 177
  6. Alma, 152
  7. Anna, 142
  8. Charlotte, 140
  9. Joséphine, 133 (tie)
  10. Adèle, 133 (tie)

Boy Names

  1. Gabriel, 371 baby boys
  2. Adam, 292
  3. Arthur, 282
  4. Raphaël, 272
  5. Louis, 271
  6. Mohamed, 213
  7. Victor, 187
  8. Léon, 181
  9. Paul, 180
  10. Isaac, 174 (tie)
  11. Joseph, 174 (tie)

In the girls’ top 10, Alma, Joséphine and Adèle replace Rose, Léa, and Inès. (Notably, Joséphine jumped from 30th place — 97 baby girls — all the way into the top 10.)

In the boys’ top 10, Léon and Isaac/Joseph replace Alexandre and Gaspard.

Finally, here’s a selection of names from elsewhere in the 2019 Paris data (which, like the SSA data, includes all names given to at least five babies per year).

Parisian Girl NamesParisian Boy Names
Apolline (80 girls), Garance (60), Aminata (55), Isaure (40), Castille (37), Ysée (29), Sixtine (17), Athénaïs (15), Prune (14), France (6), Ombeline (6)Octave (79 boys), Balthazar (37), Djibril (30), Aurélien (22), Hippolyte (21), Corentin (10), Matisse (9), Zéphyr (7), Tancrède (7), Enguerrand (6), Kaïss (5)

Source: Liste des prénoms – Paris Data

German Saar Baby Named Saarfried

Saar stamp

A German baby boy born in the Saar on January 13, 1935, the day of the Saar plebiscite, was named Saarfried “out of sheer patriotic joy.”

The official registrar “raised no objection” to the baby’s made-up name, a combination of the name of the territory and the name-element fried, meaning “peace.” This element is also found in traditional German names like Siegfried and Gottfried.

The outcome of the plebiscite? Over 90% of those who voted were in favor of the Saar returning to Hitler’s Germany. (Not too peaceful for those who then had to flee, including the mother of France.)

Source: “New Name Coined by Saar Plebiscite.” Los Angeles Times 10 Mar. 1935: 7.

Baby of Saar Refugee Named After France

In January of 1935, residents of the Saar, which had been governed by France and Britain since 1920, voted to reunify with Hitler’s Germany.

Those who feared the coming Nazi regime were forced to flee the territory.

Weeks later, Saar refugee Anna Serf gave birth to the first refugee baby in Toulouse, France. The baby girl was named France Marie Louise.

Source: “Saar Refugee Baby Named After France.” Pittsburgh Press 26 Feb 1935: 18.