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According to data from Retraite Québec, the most popular baby names in Quebec in 2015 were
Emma and Thomas/ William (tied).
Here are the province’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2015:
Girl Names Boy Names 1. Emma, 615 baby girls 2. Léa, 535 3. Olivia, 475 4. Alice, 471 5. Florence, 460 6. Zoe, 429 7. Chloe, 398 8. Beatrice, 390 9. Charlotte, 381 10. Rosalie, 350 1. Thomas, 754 baby boys 2. William, 754 baby boys 3. Jacob, 663 4. Liam, 661 5. Félix, 638 6. Nathan, 630 7. Samuel, 583 8. Logan, 576 9. Alexis, 554 10. Noah, 537
In 2015, Emma replaced Lea as the top girl name, William joined Thomas as the top boy name, Beatrice replaced Charlie in the girls’ top 10, and Noah replaced Olivier in the boy’s top 10. (Here are the
[UPDATE, May 2017 – The Quebec rankings for 2015 have since been updated and it looks like
William has pulled ahead of Thomas to become the sole #1 name.]
Of all 9,096 girl names on Quebec’s list in 2015, 74.5% of them were used a single time. Here are some of the unique girl names:
Allegresse – the French word allégresse means “joy, elation.” Angelhephzibah Brightness Cathalaya-Skuessi Clerilda Confiance – the French word confiance means “confidence, trust.” Doxalyah Etky Eubenice Evlly Exaucee – the French verb exaucer means “to grant a wish.” Flory Comfort Garance – the French word garance refers to a shade of red created from the root of the madder plant. Glad Marie Glody Graytchelle Mayssa – a Gretchen + Rachel smoosh? Greasy-Elizabeth Happy Moussoni Janiphee Kalliah Kzy Luneve – reminds me of Leneve. M Mah Bourgeois Mingolou Oracle-Kidj Nebraska Nina-Symone Nomad Paphaelle Poema Praise Peter Protegee Relilah Shamash-Cleodaine Skodrina Symphony Melody Uqittuk Uri Wonder Winola – this one reminds me of early 20th-century America. Zoalie Zhya
Of all 7,920 boy names on Quebec’s list in 2015, 76.5% of them were bestowed just once. Here are some of the unique boy names:
Anakyn Appamatta – the Pali word appamatta means “diligent, careful.” Aunix Axeliam Bleart Bradley Prague Brady Bullet – this one reminds me of modern America (e.g. Shooter, Trigger). Cedrick Wolynsky Chrysolithe – a type of gem (a.k.a. peridot). Cirrus Dejgaard Diamond-Heliodor – two more gems. Drake Luke Dublin Dugaillekens Elliottt – the only triple T’s in the U.S. data so far are Mattthew and Britttany. Probably typos, but you never know. Eviee Exauce – the masculine form of Exaucee. Ezzeldeen Garnet – another gem. Glovacky Gningnery Yoshua Hervenslaire Icky Neymar Iola Stevie Jimmy Johnny Jyceton Jyfr Kbees Keylord Ludo-Vyck Mathis-Adorable Messy Michael Antares – reminds me of an earlier Antares. Napesis – the Cree word napesis means “boy” or “little boy.” Nyquist Perlcy Rowdy Chance Skogen Sosereyvatanack Tysaiah Jay Whidjley Densly Woobs Therly Zogan
Retraite Québec – List of Baby Names
Looking for a girl name that’s short and to-the-point? Something that might work particularly well as a middle name?
Check out this list of several hundred one-syllable girl names. (And click on any name to see its popularity graph!)
Banks/ Banx, Bea, Belle/ Bell, Bess, Beth, Bjork, Blair/ Blaire, Blaise/ Blaze/ Blayze/ Blaize, Blake/ Blayke, Blanche, Bless, Blessed, Bliss/ Blyss, Bloom, Blue/ Blu, Blythe, Brave, Bray, Breck, Bree/ Brie, Breeze/ Brees, Brett, Bright, Britt, Bronx, Bronze, Brooke/ Brook, Bryce/ Brice, Brynn/ Bryn/ Brynne/ Brin/ Brinn, Burke
Cache, Cass, Cate/ Cait, Chance, Charm, Chase, Cher, Chris, Claire/ Clare/ Clair, Clark/ Clarke, Cloud, Clove, Coast, Cove, Cree, Cruz
Dale, Dare, Dash, Dawn, Dee, Deem, Del/ Dell, Doll, Dove, Dream, Drew/ Dru
Fair/ Fayre, Faith/ Fayth, Fawn/ Faun, Fate, Faye/ Fay/ Fae, Fern/ Ferne, Flame, Fleur, Flor, Flynn, Fran
Jace/ Jayce, Jade/ Jayde/ Jaide, Jan, Jane/ Jayne, Jaye/ Jae, Jazz/ Jaz, Jean/ Jeanne, Jem, Jen/ Jenn, Jess, Jett, Jewel, Jill, Jin/ Jyn, Jo, Joan, Joss, Joy/ Joye/ Joi/ Joie, Joyce, Jude, Jules, June, Jung
Kai, Kate/ Kayte/ Kaite, Kay/ Kaye/ Kae, Kayce, Kayde, Kim, Klaire/ Klare/ Klair, Klark/ Klarke, Kree, Kris, Kyle
Lace, Laine/ Lane/ Layne, Lake, Lark, Leigh/ Lee, Light, Liv, Liz, Love, Lux, Luce, Luz, Lynn/ Lynne/ Lyn/ Lin
Mae/ May, Madge, Maeve/ Maebh/ Mave, Mai, March, Marge/ Marj, Maude/ Maud, Maze/ Maize/ Mayze, Mills, Mirth, Moon
Paige/ Payge/ Page, Pam, Pax, Paz, Peace, Peach, Pearl/ Perl, Plum, Praise, Prayer, Prim, Psalm, Psalms, Prue, Pure
Rae/ Raye, Rayne/ Rain/ Raine/ Rainn/ Reign, Reece/ Reese/ Rhys, Reem, Reet, Reeve, Rell, Rise, Rogue, Rome, Rose, Rue, Rune, Rut, Ruth, Ryn/ Rin
Saint, Sage/ Saige/ Sayge/ Saje, Scout, Shane/ Shayne, Shea/ Shae/ Shay/ Shaye, Shine, Silk, Skye/ Sky, Sloane/ Sloan, Snow, Sol, Soul, Star/ Starr, Storm, Sue/ Sioux, Swan, Sway
Tai, Taj, Tate, Teal, Tess, Thyme, Trish, True/ Tru, Trust, Truth, Tyne
Please note that I did include names in the gray area between one syllable and two syllables. The deciding factor on these particular names will be your own interpretation/accent, so be sure to test the names out loud before making any final decisions. (“Hayle,” for instance — would you say it like
Hale, or like Hailey? Or “Rise” — is it , or rize ?) ree-sah
Many of these names also happen to be unisex, so they appear on the
One-Syllable Boy Names list as well.
What’s your favorite one-syllable girl name?
[Latest Update: June 2021]
Looking for a boy name that’s short and to-the-point? Something that might work particularly well as a middle name?
Check out this list of several hundred one-syllable boy names. (And click on any name to see its popularity graph!)
Baine/ Bane/ Bayne, Banks/ Banx, Barnes, Bash, Bates, Bay, Baz, Bear, Beau/ Bo/ Bow, Beck, Becks/ Bex, Ben, Benz, Berl, Birch, Blade/ Blayde, Blain/ Blaine/ Blayne/ Blane, Blair/ Blaire, Blaise/ Blaze/ Blayze/ Blaize, Bless, Blessed, Blake/ Blayke, Bliss, Blitz, Blue/ Blu, Blythe, Bond, Boone, Booth, Boyce, Boyd, Brad, Bram, Brance, Brave, Brax, Bray, Breck, Breeze/ Brees, Brent, Brett/ Bret, Brex, Brick, Brix/ Brixx, Brigg, Briggs, Bright, Brock/ Broc, Bronx, Bronze, Brook, Brooks, Bruce, Bryce/ Brice, Buck, Burk/ Burke, Burl, Burns
Cade/ Cayde, Cain/ Caine, Cale, Camp, Carl, Carr, Case, Cash/ Cache, Catch, Caz, Chad, Chance, Chap, Charles, Chase, Chaz, Chet, Chip, Chris, Church, Clark/ Clarke, Clash, Claude, Claus, Clay, Cliff, Clint, Clive, Cloud, Clutch, Clyde, Coast, Cole, Colt, Cord, Court, Cove, Craig, Crane, Cree, Creed, Creek, Crew, Crews, Croix, Cross, Crown, Cruz, Czar
Dahl, Daire/ Dare, Dale, Dane/ Dain/ Daine/ Dayne/ Dayn, Dart, Dash, Dawes, Dax, Dean, Dee, Del/ Dell, Derl, Deuce, Dirk, Doc/ Dock, Dolph, Don, Dov, Doyle, Drake, Dream, Dre, Drew/ Dru, Dodge, Dowd, Duane/ Dwayne, Duff, Duke, Dune, Dutch
Fate, Finch, Finn, Fitz, Fjord, Fleet, Flex, Flint, Flip, Floyd, Flynn, Folke, Ford, Fox, Frank, Franz, Fred, Friend, Fritz, Frost
Gage/ Gauge, Gaines/ Gains, Gale, Garth, Gates, Gay, Gent, Geoff, George, Gibb, Gibbs, Gil/ Gill, Giles, Glade, Glenn/ Glen, Graham, Grant, Graves, Gray/ Grey, Great, Green/ Greene, Griff, Grimm/ Grim, Gus, Gust, Guy
Haines, Hale, Hall, Hank, Hans, Hatch, Hawk/ Hawke, Hayes/ Haze/ Hayze/ Haize, Heath, Heir, Hicks, Hill, Hines, Hoke, Holmes, Holt, Hoss, Hoyt, Hud, Hugh, Hume, Hunt, Hyde
Jacques, Jace/ Jayce/ Jase, Jack, Jake, James/ Jamez, Jax, Jay/ Jae, Jazz, Jeff, Jess, Jin, Jett, Job, Joe/ Jo, Joel, John/ Jon, Jones, Josh, Joss, Jove, Juan, Judd/ Jud, Jude, Judge, June, Jung
Kace/ Kayce/ Kase, Kade/ Kayde, Kai, Kale, Kane/ Kayne/ Kaine, Karl, Kash, Kaz/ Kazz, Keane/ Kean/ Keene, Keats, Keith, Kemp, Kent, Kern, Key, Kidd, Khan, Kim, King, Kip/ Kipp, Kirk, Klaus, Klark, Klein, Knight, Knox, Kole, Kreed, Kris, Krish, Kurt, Kyle
Ladd, Lafe, Laird, Laith, Lake, Lance, Lane/ Layne/ Laine, Lark, Lars, Lee/ Leigh, Leif/ Leaf, Leith, Lex, Light, Lloyd, Locke/ Lock, Lord/ Lorde, Lorne, Lot/ Lott, Luc, Luke, Lux, Lyle, Lynn/ Lin, Lynx
Mace, Mack/ Mac, March, Mark/ Marc, Mars, Max, Mayes/ Mays/ Maze, Meade/ Mead, Merle, Mike, Mills, Mitch, Moe/ Mo, Moss, Myles/ Miles
Nash, Naz, Neil/ Neal, Neils, Nels, Ness, Nick, Nile, Niles/ Nyles, Nils, Noel, Noor, North, Noyes
Pace, Page, Park, Parks/ Parx, Parth, Patch, Paul, Pax, Paz, Peace, Peer, Penn, Pierce, Piers, Praise, Pratt, Pride, Priest, Prime, Prince, Psalm, Psalms
Ra, Race, Rage, Raines, Raj, Ralph, Ram, Rance, Rand, Range, Ray, Raz, Reece/ Reese/ Rhys, Reef, Reeve, Reeves, Reid/ Reed, Reign, Rell, Rex, Rey, Rhett, Rhodes, Ridge, Riggs, Rip/ Ripp, Roche, Rock, Rogue, Rolf/ Rolfe, Rome, Ross, Roth, Rowe, Roy, Royce, Rudd, Rune, Rush, Rye/ Ry, Ryne
Sage, Saint, Sam, Saul, Sayre, Scott, Set/ Seth, Shade, Shane/ Shayne/ Shaine, Shaw, Shawn/ Shaun/ Sean, Shay/ Shaye, Sky, Slate, Sloan/ Sloane, Smith, South, Spade, Sprague, Steel, Stone, Storm, Styles/ Stiles/ Stylez, Suede, Swain/ Swayne, Swan, Sway, Swift
Tad, Tadhg, Taft, Tai, Taj/ Tahj, Tank, Tate/ Tait/ Tayt, Tay/ Taye, Taz, Teague, Tex, Thad, Thane/ Thaine, Thames, Thor, Thorn/ Thorne, Tighe, Todd, Tom/ Thom, Townes/ Towns, Trace, Track, Trent, Trey, Trigg, Tripp, Troy, Troyce, True/ Tru, Truce, Trust, Truth, Twain, Ty/ Tye
Wade/ Wayde, Wales, Ward, Wayne, Webb, Welch, Wells, West, Wilde, Wilks, Will, Wing, Witt/ Whitt, Wolf/ Wolfe, Wood, Woods, Worth, Wraith, Wray, Wren, Wright, Wynn/ Winn
Zack/ Zach/ Zac, Zade/ Zaide/ Zayde/ Zayd, Zale, Zam, Zane/ Zain/ Zayne/ Zaine/ Zayn, Zeal, Zed/ Zedd, Zell, Zen, Zeth, Zeus, Zev, Ziv, Zvi, Zyn
Please note that I did include names in the gray area between one syllable and two syllables. The deciding factor on these particular names (such as Charles, Miles, and Noel) will be your own interpretation/accent, so be sure to test the names out loud before making any final decisions.
Many of these names also happen to be unisex, so they appear on the
One-Syllable Girl Names list as well.
What’s your favorite one-syllable boy name?
[Latest Update: June 2021]