How popular is the baby name Louis 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 Louis.
At a time when
Kelly was bounding up the baby name charts, we see the debut (and quick rise) of the very similar Keely:
1960: 118 baby girls named Keely 1959: 119 baby girls named Keely 1958: 84 baby girls named Keely 1957: 7 baby girls named Keely [debut] 1956: unlisted
Keely debuted the year Virginia-born jazz vocalist Keely Smith had her first big solo hit, “I Wish You Love.” The next year, she and her duet partner/husband Louis Prima scored another hit with the song “That Old Black Magic.” In fact, the song won ‘Best Performance by a Vocal Group or Chorus’ at the
very first Grammy Awards, in May of 1959.
Keely Smith, born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely, had spent much of the ’50s performing in Vegas with Prima. He had originally wanted to call her Dottie Mae Smith (Smith being her stepfather’s name) but, as she later said: “I was no Dottie Mae.” They settled on using her Irish surname as her first name instead. (The surname means “descendant of Caollaidhe,” with “Caollaidhe” being a male personal name derived from
caol, meaning “slender.”)
Which name do you prefer, Keely or Kelly?
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)
Liste des prénoms – Paris Data
According to data from Statistics Belgium, the country’s most popular baby names in 2019 were
Olivia and Arthur.
Here are Belgium’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019:
Olivia, 651 baby girls Emma, 563 Mila, 518 Louise, 515 Alice, 407 Lina, 388 Juliette, 378 Anna, 349 Elena, 347 Lucie, 343
Arthur, 610 baby boys Liam, 575 Louis, 549 Noah, 545 Adam, 504 Jules, 470 Lucas, 451 Victor, 449 Gabriel, 391 Mohamed, 357
In the girls’ top 10, Anna and Lucie replace Marie and Sofia.
The boys’ top 10 includes the same names, but in a different order.
The #1 names within each of Belgium’s three regions were:
Brussels: Nour and Adam Flanders: Olivia and Liam Wallonia: Olivia and Louis
Finally, here are some of the baby names that were given to 5 babies each in Belgium last year.
Rare Girl Names Rare Boy Names Ayliz, Bintou, Cerise, Doja, Elmedina, Fem, Gina, Honorine, Iluna, Jitske, Karlijn, Lilo, Miruna, Nellia, Olga, Puck, Rinad, Sondos, Wissal, Zaya Alperen, Bulut, Chahine, Dastan, Eiden, Furkan, Ghali, Haytham, Ivar, Jarno, Kassim, Lokman, Muaz, Nunzio, Odilon, Pelle, Remco, Sigge, Tidiane, Zias
2018, the top names were Emma and Arthur.
First names for boys and girls | Statbel
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)
2018, the top names in the country overall were Emma and Liam.
Vornamen der Neugeborenen, Revealed: Switzerland’s most popular baby names, Mia, Emma, Liam, Noah: the most popular baby names of 2019
On July 8, 1895, a steerage passenger aboard the steamship
St. Louis (traveling from Southampton to New York) gave birth to a baby boy.
The passenger, Marie Sillanpau*, named her son St. Louis “in honor of the ship.”
(She was also given a gift of $69.50, collected from the saloon passengers.)
*Her surname may have actually been the Finnish