How popular is the baby name Zoe 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 Zoe.
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.
Quebec’s unique baby names can be found on my Patreon page!)
2018, the top two names in Quebec were Emma and William.
Retraite Québec – List of Baby Names, Wiktionary
According to Western Australia’s Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, the most popular baby names in Western Australia in 2019 were
Olivia and Jack.
Here are WA’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019:
Olivia, 190 baby girls Isla, 186 Charlotte, 175 Ava, 171 Amelia, 160 Grace, 146 Mia, 143 Harper, 137 Ella, 124 Lucy, 118
Jack, 228 baby boys Noah, 218 Oliver, 209 Lucas, 181 Leo, 160 James, 156 William, 149 Thomas, 148 Mason, 143 Charlie, 137
In the girls’ top 10, Ella and Lucy replace Chloe, Willow and Zoe. (Lucy rose to 10th all the way from 21st.) In the boys’ top 10, Mason replaces Ethan and Logan.
The girls’ top 50 includes Poppy, Bonnie, and Eloise; the boys’ top 50 includes Harvey, Kai, and Jasper.
2018, the top names were Ava/Charlotte and Oliver.
Olivia and Jack top the list as WA’s most popular baby names revealed, Popular Baby Names – DOJ – Govt of Western Australia
According to the Netherlands’ Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB), the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were
Emma and Noah.
Here are the Netherlands’ top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019:
Girl Names (“Meisjesnamen”)
Emma, 731 baby girls Mila, 671 Sophie, 645 Zoë, 644 Julia, 630 Tess, 596 Sara, 593 Anna, 586 Evi, 530 Saar, 516
Boy Names (“Jongensnamen”)
Noah, 785 baby boys Daan, 717 Lucas, 672 Levi, 654 Sem, 624 Finn, 596 Liam, 583 James, 576 Milan, 541 Luuk, 533
In the girls’ top 10, Evi and Saar (a short form of Sarah) replace Eva and Noor/Nora.
In the boys’ top 10, Liam and James replace Bram and Mees.
2018, the top two names were Julia and Lucas.
De populairste meisjesnamen van 2019, De populairste jongensnamen van 2019
According to Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria, the most popular baby names in the Australian state of Victoria in 2019 were (
again) Olivia and Oliver.
Here are Victoria’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019:
Olivia, 419 baby girls Mia, 413 Charlotte, 408 Amelia, 396 Isla, 368 Ava, 350 Chloe, 326 Zoe, 294 Ruby, 293 Harper, 289
Oliver, 537 baby boys Jack, 502 Noah, 459 William, 424 Thomas, 385 Leo, 377 Lucas, 357 Charlie, 353 Henry, 340 Ethan, 334
In the girls’ top 10, Ruby and Harper replace Grace and Matilda.
In the boys’ top 10, Lucas replaces Liam.
Popular baby names in Victoria, Oliver and Olivia Reign Supreme as Top 10 Baby Names Revealed (PDF)
We’ve seen data suggesting that
the health of the economy has an influence on baby names — specifically, that strong markets embolden expectant parents to go for uncommon names, whereas weak ones have the opposite effect (because times of uncertainty/fear make us want to blend in, not stand out).
With this in mind…what do you think will happen to baby names during 2020?
Our lives have not just been dominated by the news of the Coronavirus outbreak, but totally disrupted due to various containment measures: the closing of businesses, the practice of social distancing, etc. Anxiety levels have been running high for weeks, and no doubt this will continue for weeks to come.
If the prevailing social mood really does affect baby names, should we expect name creativity to plummet in 2020? Or, do you think (like
Zoe on Twitter does) that the crisis will instead inspire parents to take more risks, because it’s reminding us that “life is fragile”?