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Most popular baby names of 2012

You’re looking for the perfect name for your unborn child? Find inspiration with the list of most popular baby names in Quebec for 2012 compiled by the Régie des rentes du Québec.

This year, the name Lea, which held the top spot for eight years, has been replaced by the name Emma, which previously held the second position. For boys, it’s still the name William that is the most popular with parents in Quebec. According to the Régie des rentes du Québec, out of 88 700 babies born in Quebec in 2012, 505 were named Emma and 855 were named William.

Here is the list of the 20 most popular baby names of 2012

Descending order of frequency

 

Girls

 

Boys

1

Emma

505

William

855

2

Lea

474

Nathan

839

3

Olivia

458

Olivier

798

4

Florence

439

Alexis

746

5

Alice

386

Samuel

737

6

Zoe

385

Gabriel

731

7

Rosalie

377

Thomas

707

8

Juliette

358

Jacob

706

9

Camille

348

Félix

702

10

Mia

344

Raphael

590

11

Laurence

335

Antoine

560

12

Charlie

317

Liam

522

13

Jade

293

Noah

462

14

Alicia

292

Benjamin

446

15

Anaïs

292

Xavier

444

16

Victoria

288

Émile

440

17

Maélie

287

Mathis

417

18

Béatrice

285

Adam

412

19

Éva

272

Justin

405

20

Chloé

278

Zachary

389

 The popularity of the names William and Emma isn’t new! In fact, in the past five years, these two names have systematically appeared in the top 5 baby names in Quebec. In total, since 2007, 5706 William and 2427 Emma were born. Imagine what school groups will look like in a few years!

Most popular baby names in 2007-2012

Girls

 

Boys

Lea

2764

 

William

5706

Emma

2427

 

Thomas

4817

Florence

2399

 

Nathan

4658

Rosalie

2288

 

Samuel

4654

Juliette

2234

 

Gabriel

4629

On the Régie’s website, you can view all the names given to children born in Quebec over the past 6 years, in order of popularity.

For more inspired baby names ideas for your baby, we invite you to visit our list of baby names and to read our articles on baby names.

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