The European micro-state of Monaco lies on the French Riviera. Though it shares a border with only France, it’s just a few miles away from France’s border with Italy.
Last year, Monaco welcomed 862 babies — 427 baby girls and 435 baby boys.
What were the most popular names among these babies? Emma and Leonardo.
Here are Monaco’s top 5 girl names and top 5 boy names of 2022:
(Leonardo has also been the #1 boy name in Italy lately.)
What other names have topped the rankings within the last few years? Here are Monaco’s most popular baby names of 2021, 2020, and 2019:
In 2021, a total of 976 babies (478 girls and 498 boys) were born in Monaco.
Girl names, 2021
Boy names, 2021
1. Victoria 2. Louise 3. Léna 4. Léa 5. Anna
1. Gabriel 2. Matteo 3. Léo 4. Louis 5. Raphaël
In 2020, Monaco welcomed a total of 911 babies (432 girls and 479 boys).
Girl names, 2020
Boy names, 2020
1. Victoria 2. Alice 3. Mia 4. Chloé 5. Théa
1. Léo 2. Gabriel 3. Ethan 4. Andrea 5. Théo
In 2019, a total of 939 babies (445 girls and 494 boys) were born in Monaco.
Girl names, 2019
Boy names, 2019
1. Charlotte 2. Valentina 3. Jade 4. Victoria 5. Mila
1. Léo 2. Gabriel 3. Raphaël 4. Mattéo 5. Louis
My source for the 2019 rankings suggested that Charlotte was the #1 girl name because of Charlotte Casiraghi — the daughter of Monaco’s Princess Caroline, who is in turn the daughter of Grace Kelly. Charlotte was making headlines in mid-2019: She married film producer Dimitri Rassam civilly in Monaco in early June, then religiously in France later the same month.
“142” boy names: Huntington, Konstantine, Naetochukwu, Iyanuoluwa, Marquavius
7 via 151
The following baby names add up to 151, which reduces to seven (1+5+1=7).
“151” girl names: Montserrath, Victorious
7 via 160
The boy name Arinzechukwu adds up to 160, which reduces to seven (1+6+0=7).
7 via 169
The boy name Somtochukwu adds up to 169, which reduces to seven (1+6+9=16; 1+6=7).
What Does “7” Mean?
First, we’ll look at the significance assigned to “7” by two different numerological sources. Second, and more importantly, ask yourself if “7” or any of the intermediate numbers above have any special significance to you.
“7” (the heptad) according to the Pythagoreans: …
“Since everything comes together and is distinguished by coincidence and in a critical manner at the place of the hebdomad [group of seven], they called it ‘critical time’ and ‘Chance,’ and custom has entrenched the habit of saying ‘critical time and Chance’ together.”
“Many things, both in the heavens of the universe and on the Earth – celestial bodies and creatures and plants – are in fact brought to completion by it. And that is why it is called ‘Chance,’ because it accompanies everything which happens, and ‘critical time,’ because it has gained the most critical position and nature.”
“It is also called ‘that which brings completion,’ for seven-month children are viable.”
“Everything is fond of sevens.”
“It is called ‘forager’ because its structure has been collected and gathered together in a manner resembling unity, since it is altogether indissoluble, except into something which has the same denominator as itself”
“7” according to Edgar Cayce:
“Seven is the spiritual number” (reading 261-15).
“As does seven signify the spiritual forces, as are seen in all the ritualistic orders of any nature” (reading 5751-1).
Does “7” — or do any of the other numbers above (e.g., 25, 43, 88, 151) — have any special significance to you?
Think about your own preferences and personal experiences: lucky numbers, birth dates, music, sports, and so on. Maybe you like how “88” reminds you of piano keys, for example.
Also think about associations you may have picked up from your culture, your religion, or society in general.
If you have any interesting insights about the number 7, or any of the other numbers above, please leave a comment!
Source: Theologumena Arithmeticae, attributed to Iamblichus (c.250-c.330).