How popular is the baby name Lea 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 Lea.
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:
- Louise, 223 baby girls
- Jeanne, 195
- Emma, 180 (tie)
- Alice, 180 (tie)
- Chloé, 177
- Alma, 152
- Anna, 142
- Charlotte, 140
- Joséphine, 133 (tie)
- Adèle, 133 (tie)
- Gabriel, 371 baby boys
- Adam, 292
- Arthur, 282
- Raphaël, 272
- Louis, 271
- Mohamed, 213
- Victor, 187
- Léon, 181
- Paul, 180
- Isaac, 174 (tie)
- 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 Names||Parisian 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
According to data from the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the most popular baby names in Switzerland in 2019 were Mia and Liam.
Here are the country’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019:
- Mia, 434 baby girls
- Emma, 401
- Sofia, 341
- Lara, 312
- Emilia, 310
- Mila, 298
- Lina, 294
- Lia, 292
- Lena, 280
- Anna, 276
- Liam, 443 baby boys
- Noah, 437
- Matteo, 360
- Gabriel, 340
- Luca, 336
- Leon, 318
- Elias, 314
- Louis, 312
- David, 264
- Samuel, 252
In the girls’ top 10, Lara, Lina and Lia replace Lea, Elena and Laura.
In the boys’ top 10, Samuel replaces Ben.
Here are the top baby names within each of Switzerland’s main language groups:
- German speakers (63% of the population): Mia and Noah
- French speakers (23%): Emma and Liam
- Italian speakers (8%): Sofia and Leonardo
- Romansh speakers (under 1%): Lina and Elia/Finn/Luca (3-way tie)
In 2018, the top names in the country overall were Emma and Liam.
Sources: Vornamen der Neugeborenen, Revealed: Switzerland’s most popular baby names, Mia, Emma, Liam, Noah: the most popular baby names of 2019
According to Retraite Québec, the most popular baby names in Quebec in 2019 were Olivia and Liam.
Here are the province’s top 10 girl names and top
10 11 boy names of 2019:
- Olivia, 549 baby girls
- Emma, 517
- Alice, 513
- Charlie, 499
- Charlotte, 497
- Lea, 465
- Florence, 418
- Livia, 407
- Rosalie, 354
- Beatrice, 343
- Liam, 695 baby boys
- William, 659
- Thomas, 648
- Leo, 596
- Noah, 585
- Logan, 561
- Nathan, 505
- Felix, 492
- Raphael, 489
- Edouard, 482 (tied)
- Emile, 482 (tied)
In the girls’ top 10, Rosalie re-enters and ousts Zoe (now ranked 15th).
In the boys’ top 10, Raphael and Emile replace Jacob (now ranked 12th).
Here are some of the baby names that were bestowed just once in Quebec last year:
|Unique Girl Names||Unique Boy Names|
|Allegresse, Berangere, Clarity, Daxia, Elixanne, Fenskerly, Gersia, Hugh-Laury, Izalie, Judicia-Wonder, Klermona, Lyriel, Merope, Nelsy, Ophelia Gipsy, Pleroma, Qetzia, Ryzlene, Sarassie, Tulugaq, Umi, Virgo, Waapikun, Xochitl Lilou, Yrina, Zackaelle||Azai, Bonheur, Chalifix, Delson, Espoir, Fesley, Guerby, Heliodore, Inupak, Jeff-Smart, Keawolf, Light-Shine, Miami-Liam Zion, Nendley, Osric, Pelly, Quintus, Ronnoco, Skysun, Tiki Bolt, Ulrick, Vainqueur, Wibnerley, Xayren, Yalas, Zephyr Meteor|
Background and/or possible explanations for some of the above:
- Allegresse (allégresse) means “elation, joy, gladness” in French.
- Hugh-Laury…a reference to English actor Hugh Laurie?
- Merope is one of the seven Pleiades.
- Tulugaq means “raven” in Inupiaq.
- Bonhuer means “happiness” in French.
- Espoir means “hope” in French.
- Vainqueur means “conqueror” or “victor, winner” in French.
(More of Quebec’s unique baby names can be found on my Patreon page!)
In 2018, the top two names in Quebec were Emma and William.
Sources: Retraite Québec – List of Baby Names, Wiktionary
According to Statistics Norway, the most popular baby names in Norway in 2019 were Emma and Jakob/Jacob.
Here are Norway’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019:
- Emma, 393 baby girls
- Nora/Norah, 379
- Sofie/Sophie, 326
- Ella, 319
- Olivia, 303
- Ada, 291
- Sofia/Sophia, 271
- Sara/Sarah/Zara, 265
- Maja/Maia/Maya, 260
- Ingrid, 258
- Jakob/Jacob, 423 baby boys
- Lucas/Lukas, 392
- Filip/Fillip/Philip/Phillip, 387
- Oskar/Oscar, 358
- Oliver, 353
- Emil, 347
- Henrik, 339
- William, 333
- Noah/Noa, 314
- Aksel/Axel, 311
In the girls’ top 10, Ada, Sofia/Sophia and Ingrid replace Emilie, Leah/Lea, and Amalie. (Ada may have gotten a boost from Norwegian footballer Ada Hegerberg.)
In the boys’ top 10, William replaces Elias.
In the capital city of Oslo, the top names were Mohammad and Nora.
In 2018, the top two names were Emma and Lucas/Lukas.
Sources: Navn – SSB, Dette var de mest populære navnene i 2019, The top 10 Norwegian baby names for boys and girls
According to INSEE (Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques), the most popular baby names in France in 2018 were Emma and Gabriel.
Here are France’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Emma, 4,369 baby girls
- Jade, 3,977
- Louise, 3,766
- Alice, 3,313
- Chloé, 3126
- Lina, 2,908
- Léa, 2798
- Rose, 2,720
- Anna, 2,603
- Mila, 2,581
- Gabriel, 5,419 baby boys
- Raphaël, 4591
- Léo, 4446
- Louis, 4415
- Lucas, 3979
- Adam, 3897
- Arthur, 3755
- Jules, 3698
- Hugo, 3686
- Maël, 3259
Two baby names that are trendy in France right now are Kylian and Aya — Kylian because of French soccer player Kylian Mbappé, and Aya because of French-Malian pop singer Aya Nakamura.
Strangely, I’ve never covered the French rankings before. I have posted about Paris a couple of times, though.
Sources: Classement des prénoms en France depuis 1900 – Insee, The ‘foreign’ baby name that’s still top of the charts in France