Pregnancy/Maternity

Most popular baby names of 2011

For an eight year in a row, Léa has been the most popular name for girls. Here are the most popular baby names in Quebec for 2011.

According to the Régie des Rentes du Québec, Léa and William were the most popular names given to the babies of Quebec born in 2011, as out of 88,500 babies, 935 were named William and 439 were named Léa.

Interestingly, more boys were born (45,300) than girls (43,200) in 2011, which represents a bit less than 105 boys for 100 girls.

Here are the 20 most popular names of 2011.

Descending order of frequency

 

Girls

 

Boys

1

LÉA

439

WILLIAM

935

2

EMMA

437

THOMAS

795

3

FLORENCE

435

OLIVIER

780

4

ZOÉ

424

ALEXIS

768

5

JULIETTE

394

NATHAN

767

6

ALICE

377

SAMUEL

754

7

OLIVIA

371

FÉLIX

735

8

ROSALIE

357

JACOB

724

9

CHLOÉ

344

GABRIEL

678

10

CAMILLE

328

ANTOINE

586

11

JADE

327

RAPHAËL

524

12

MIA

310

XAVIER

476

13

LAURENCE

305

MATHIS

448

14

CHARLIE

295

ZACHARY

433

15

ALICIA

279

BENJAMIN

414

16

ANAÏS

276

NOAH

400

17

MAÉLIE

276

JUSTIN

393

18

CHARLOTTE

274

ÉMILE

385

19

SARAH

273

CHARLES

369

20

NOÉMIE

270

ALEXANDRE

367

The popularity of William and Léa is not new since, for at least eight years, these two names made it to the top of the list, except for William who came second in 2008, overrun by the name Thomas.  In total, since 2006, 5,737 William and 2,846 Léa were born in Quebec. You can imagine how many of them will be together in class in the next few years!

Most popular names in 2006-2011

Girls

 

Boys

LÉA

2846

 

WILLIAM

5737

FLORENCE

2333

 

THOMAS

4048

ROSALIE

1948

 

NATHAN

3764

EMMA

1918

 

ALEXIS

2995

JADE

1193

 

SAMUEL

2522

JULIETTE

1158

 

GABRIEL

2473

On the Régie’s website, you can see all names given to children born in Quebec over the last 6 years, in order of popularity. If you are looking for a name for you baby, do not hesitate to consult our list of names and our articles to help you find inspiration!

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