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According to data from Malta’s National Statistics Office, the most popular name-groups in Malta in 2014 were Elena/Elenia/Helena/Ella and Luke/Luca/Lucas.
Here are Malta’s top 10 girl and boy name-groups of 2014:
- Elena/Elenia/Helena/Ella, 97 baby girls
- Julia/Yulia/Julianne, 72
- Emma/Emmanuela/Ema, 70
- Eliza/Elisa/Elizabeth/Elise, 69
- Catherine/Katrina/Kate/Katya, 46
- Maya/Mia/Myah, 44
- Lea/Leah/Leia, 42
- Emilia/Emily/Emelie, 41
- Amy/Aimee, 39
- Maria/Marija/Mariah/Marie, 37 [tie]
- Anna/Hannah/Ann, 37 [tie]
- Luke/Luca/Lucas, 98 baby boys
- Matthew/Matthias/Matteo, 97
- Jacob/Jake, 77
- Zachary/Zak/Zack, 59
- Michael/Miguel/Mikhail, 53
- Liam/William, 51 [tie]
- John/Jean/Jonathan/Juan/Gan, 51 [tie]
- Benjamin/Ben, 51
- Kaiden/Kayden/Kai ,46 [tie]
- Alexander/Alessandro/Alec, 46 [tie]
- Andrew/Andreas/Andre/Andy, 45
- Joseph/Beppe/Giuseppe/Josef, 40
Down in 15th place on the boys’ side is “Yannick/Yan” — both are versions of John, and yet they’re not part of the John group, which is tied for 6th.
Speaking of strange things…
The current Maltese birth registration system does not allow for Maltese fonts, which essentially means that names with ċ such as Ċikku or Ċensa; with a ġ such as Ġorġ or Ġanna; and with a ż such as Liża or Ġużi, are out – or at least will be recorded without the essential dots which distinguish the Maltese phonetical sound.
I’ve seen governments (e.g., NWT, California) make excuses about not being able to render minority/ethnic names properly on birth certificates, but I’ve never heard of a country that couldn’t render names from its own national language.
Here are the 2013, 2012, 2009, 2007 and 2006 rankings.
Sources: Naming Babies – National Statistics Office – Malta, Luke and Elena remain most popular names given to newborns, ‘Dotty’ system bars patriot baby names
The most popular baby names in Malta were released back in May.
According to the National Statistics Office, the country’s top names (or name groups, actually) were Matthew/Matthias/Matteo for boys and Eliza/Lisa/Elsie/Elyse/Bettina for girls.
Here are Malta’s top 20 girl names and top 20 boy names of 2012:
|Baby Girl Names
||Baby Boy Names
1. Eliza/Lisa/Elsie/Elyse/Bettina, 98 baby girls
2. Elena/Elenia/Helena/Ella, 91
3. Julia/Yulia/Julianne, 67
4. Emma/Emmanuela/Ema, 54
5. Maya/Mia/Myah, 47
6. Lea/Leah/Leia, 46
7. Christina/Christa/Christabel/Krystle, 45
8. Mikela/Makaila/Michelle, 44
9. Chloe/Khloe, Maria/Marija/Mariah/Marie, 39 each [2-way tie]
10. Amy/Aimee, 37
11. Kailey/Kai/Kaleigh, 34
12. Martina/Martine, 32
13. Catherine/Katrina/Kate/Katya, 30
14. Jade/Giada, 28
15. Anna/Hannah/Ann, 27
16. Amber/Amberley, Sophia/Sophie, 24 each [2-way tie]
17. Jasmine/Yasmine/Yasmeen, Chanel/Shanelle, 23 each [2-way tie]
18. Emilia/Emily/Emelie, 21
19. Hailey/Hailee/Hayleigh, Alison/Alice/Alicia/Alyssa/Aly, Faith, 19 each [3-way tie]
20. Aaliyah/Alaya, 18
1. Matthew/Matthias/Matteo, 101 baby boys
2. Jacob/Jake, 98
3. Luke/Luca/Lucas, 87
4. Zachary/Zak/Zack, 58
5. Kaiden/Kayden/Kai, 56
6. John/Jean/Jonathan/Juan/Gan, 50
7. Aiden/Ayden, 47
8. Nathan/Nathaniel, 45
9. Isaac/Izaak, Liam/William, 43 each [2-way tie]
10. Alexander/Alessandro/Alec, 42
11. Benjamin/Ben, 40
12. Michael/Miguel/Mikhail, 39
13. Nicholas/Nick/Nicolai, 36
14. Jaden/Jayden/Jadon, Joseph/Beppe/Giuseppe/Josef, 35 each [2-way tie]
15. Daniel/Dan/Danil, 30
16. Yannick/Yan, Jack/Jackson/Jacques, Thomas/Tommas/Tommy, 29 each [3-way tie]
17. Mason/Maison, Kyle/Kail, Andrew/Andreas/Andre/Andy, 28 each [3-way tie]
18. James/Jamie/Jayme, 26
19. Gabriel/Gabrijel/Gabryl, 24
20. Julian/Julien/Guiliano, Denzel/Danzel/Denzilee, 22 each [2-way tie]
The 98 baby girls of the Eliza/Lisa/Elsie/Elyse/Bettina group represent 4.8% of all baby girls born in Malta in 2012, and the 101 baby boys of the Matthew/Matthias/Matteo group represent 4.6% of all baby boys.
I have three earlier Malta lists (2006, 2007, 2009) here at NBN, but there are even more (2002 through 2012, inclusive) at the NSO website — use the link below.
Source: Naming Babies: 2012 (NSO)
A reader named Mercedes is expecting a baby girl in December:
Our 4-year-old is named Sophie. We love it because it’s cute and spunky. We initially came up with Daphne Colette for baby girl #2. But the more I think about it, the more I worry that Sophie and Daphne sound too similar. What do you think? On that note, can you think of any other names that deliver the same cute and spunky sound?
I was on the fence for a while about Sophie and Daphne…but I think I ultimately agree that they’re too much alike. As for other spunky names, how about:
(Sylvie and Phoebe are probably too similar to Sophie as well, but I left them on the list just in case.)
What other ideas do you guys have?
P.S. Mercedes is also considering the names Kendall, Julianne, Lola and Gwen.
Update – The baby has arrived! Scroll down to find out what name Mercedes chose.
A reader named Reba e-mailed me a few days ago with this request:
I need a middle name to go with Julianne. My last name sounds like Mean.
Because the first name is long and the last name is short, I decided to focus on length and rhythm in the search for potential middles.
My first thought was that an amphibrachic name would sound particularly good:
Next, I liked 4-syllable names of various rhythms:
Finally, I thought an iambic name might work:
Do you like any of the above? What other names would you suggest?