The 200 most frequent names in Spain, and by provinces

Update : We have a new version of this article with data from the INE updated as of January 1, 2019: The 500 most frequent names in Spain, and by provinces

When parents search for a name for their upcoming baby , there are several factors that influence their decision in some way, and one of them is the popularity of the name. To give you an idea of which are the 100 most frequent men’s and 100 women’s names in Spain , we bring you a summary of the latest data released yesterday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), updated on 1 January 2018.

In our country, Antonio and María Carmen are still the most common names. It is no surprise, since they are the same names given in the statistics of the last years.

Antonios, Marías and Cármenes

Antonio leads the male ranking. In total, in Spain there are 678,425 men with that name, a frequency of 29.6 per thousand men. In the first ten places we also find José, Manuel, Francisco, David, Juan, Jose Antonio, Javier, Daniel and Jose Luis.

As for the female ranking, it is led by María Carmen. This is the name of 656,276 women, with a frequency of 27.5 per thousand. In second and third place, María and Carmen (separately), respectively, followed by Josefa, Ana María, Isabel, María Pilar, María Dolores, Laura and María Teresa.

The 200 most frequent names in Spain

In the list below you can see the 200 most frequent names of men and women in Spain . To the right of each name, you can see how many men there are in the country with that name, as well as the frequency per thousand people.

If we look at the middle age, we see that all are over thirty years old and the vast majority over fifty years old, so they are clearly not the most popular names in young children.

The names most chosen by parents today do not coincide with these, as trends change over the years. For example, María del Carmen, thus composed, has not appeared in the INE statistics for a long time among the 100 names with the highest number of newborns in Spain.

María and Carmen , separately, are among the names most chosen by parents. María is in third place at the national level and Carmen is one of the 10 names that sound the most among the babies of Andalusia, Castilla la Mancha, Extremadura and Murcia.

For his part, Manuel still appears in the top 10 of the names most placed on babies today, but Antonio and Jose occupy positions 24 and 38 respectively, although the name of Antonio continues to be one of the favorites in Andalusia and Extremadura. .

The most popular names today, according to the latest data (from 2017), are Lucía and Lucas .

The most frequent names by provinces

Alava

  • Most Frequent Male Name: Javier
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Albacete

  • Most frequent male name: Antonio
  • Most frequent female name: María

Alicante

  • Most frequent male name: Antonio
  • Most frequent female name: María

Almeria

  • Most frequent male name: Antonio
  • Most frequent female name: María

Asturias

  • Most frequent male name: José Manuel
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Avila

  • Most frequent male name: Jesus
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Badajoz

  • Most frequent male name: Manuel
  • Most frequent female name: María

Balearics

  • Most frequent male name: Antonio
  • Most frequent female name: María

Barcelona

  • Most frequent male name: Antonio
  • Most frequent female name: María

Bizkaia

  • Most frequent male name: José Luis
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Burgos

  • Most Frequent Male Name: David
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Cáceres

  • Most frequent male name: Antonio
  • Most frequent female name: María

Cadiz

  • Most frequent male name: Manuel
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Cantabria

  • Most frequent male name: Manuel
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Castellon

  • Most frequent male name: José
  • Most frequent female name: María

Real city

  • Most frequent male name: Antonio
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Cordova

  • Most frequent male name: Antonio
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Coruña

  • Most frequent male name: Manuel
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Basin

  • Most frequent male name: Jesus
  • Most frequent female name: María

Girona

  • Most frequent male name: Jordi
  • Most frequent female name: María

grenade

  • Most frequent male name: Antonio
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Guadalajara

  • Most frequent male name: Antonio
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Gipuzkoa

  • Most Frequent Male Name: Mikel
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Huelva

  • Most frequent male name: Manuel
  • Most frequent female name: María

Huesca

  • Most frequent male name: Antonio
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Pilar

Jaen

  • Most frequent male name: Antonio
  • Most frequent female name: María

Lion

  • Most frequent male name: Manuel
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Read

  • Most frequent male name: Jordi
  • Most frequent female name: María

The Rioja

  • Most Frequent Male Name: Javier
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

The palms

  • Most frequent male name: Antonio
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Lugo

  • Most frequent male name: Manuel
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Madrid

  • Most frequent male name: Antonio
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Malaga

  • Most frequent male name: Antonio
  • Most frequent female name: María

Murcia

  • Most frequent male name: Antonio
  • Most frequent female name: María

Navarre

  • Most frequent male name: Francisco Javier
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Ourense

  • Most frequent male name: Manuel
  • Most frequent female name: María

Palencia

  • Most frequent male name: Jesus
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Pontevedra

  • Most frequent male name: Manuel
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Salamanca

  • Most frequent male name: Manuel
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Santa Cruz of Tenerife

  • Most frequent male name: Manuel
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Segovia

  • Most frequent male name: Jesus
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Seville

  • Most frequent male name: Manuel
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Soria

  • Most frequent male name: Jesus
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Tarragona

  • Most frequent male name: José
  • Most frequent female name: María

Teruel

  • Most frequent male name: Manuel
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Pilar

Toledo

  • Most frequent male name: Jesus
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Valencia

  • Most frequent male name: José
  • Most frequent female name: María

Valladolid

  • Most frequent male name: Jesus
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Zamora

  • Most frequent male name: Manuel
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Saragossa

  • Most frequent male name: Jesus
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Pilar

Ceuta

  • Most Frequent Male Name: Mohamed
  • Most frequent woman’s name: María Carmen

Melilla

  • Most Frequent Male Name: Mohamed
  • Most frequent woman’s name: Fatima

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