Names of Newborn Children (NOMS). 2015

10.10.2016

Marc and Martina were again the most common names amongst newborns in 2015.

The name Marc was followed, in descending order of frequency, by Àlex/Álex, Martí, Hugo and Biel. As for Martina, the next most frequent names were Júlia/Julia, Laia, Lucía and Emma.

As far as the territorial areas are concerned, Marc was also the child's name put in all geographical areas except Ponent (where was Martí) and L'Alt Pirineu i Aran (where was Jan). For girls, Martina stood in first place in the Metropolitan and El Camp de Tarragona areas, while Júlia/Julia was the most common in the Girona Counties, Les Terres de l'Ebre, Ponent and Central Counties areas; finally, Maria María was the most frequent in El Penedès.

Idescat has presented information in relation to the names of new-born babies of mothers residing in Catalonia. This database shows the frequency of the different names of boys and girls in a given year, as well as their territorial distribution.

The information of the names of new-born babies is taken from birth data, specifically the declarations that the progenitors must make when recording births in the civil register, whereupon it is also compulsory to fill in a statistical form on the event.

Detailed data

Names of Newborn Children

Basic data

Statistical Yearbook of Catalonia

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