Popular baby names in Portugal, 2022

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Flag of Portugal

The country of Portugal, located in southwestern Europe, shares a border with only Spain.

Last year, Portugal welcomed more than 95,000 babies. The most popular names among these babies? Maria and Francisco.

Here are Portugal’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2022:

Girl Names

  1. Maria, 5,047 baby girls
  2. Alice, 1,304
  3. Leonor, 1,213
  4. Matilde, 1,183
  5. Benedita, 973
  6. Carolina
  7. Beatriz
  8. Margarida
  9. Francisca
  10. Camila

Boy Names

  1. Francisco, 1,761 baby boys
  2. Afonso, 1,284
  3. João, 1,263
  4. Tomás, 1,244
  5. Duarte, 1,230
  6. Lourenço
  7. Santiago
  8. Martim
  9. Miguel
  10. Gabriel

The news release noted that Camila was new to the girls’ top 10, and that the names at the bottom of the girls’ top 100 were Áurea, Kiara, Vera, and Raquel.

It also mentioned that Manuel, José, and António ranked 20th, 21st and 28th (respectively) on the boys’ list.

The last time I posted rankings for Portugal, in 2015, the top two names were Maria and João.

Sources: Confira os nomes mais populares de 2022 – IRN, Saiba quais os nomes mais escolhidos para os bebés portugueses em 2022 – CNN Portugal

Image: Adapted from Flag of Portugal (public domain)

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