The names most chosen in Spain for newborns, and by autonomous communities

The INE (National Institute of Statistics) has released its annual report with the names most chosen by parents for their newborns in Spain in 2020 at the national level, as well as the most popular in each autonomous community.

One more year, Lucía and Hugo are once again the most popular names for boys and girls among newborns.

Of the total of 339,206 births, Lucia has been the name chosen by 3,432 parents for their daughters and Hugo has been chosen by 3,313 parents for their children.

Top 10 baby names in Spain

As for the 10 names most given to babies over the past year, parents chose the following for their boys and girls:

Most frequent boy names

  • Hugo (3,313)
  • Matthew (3,248)
  • Martin (3,144)
  • Lucas (3,024)
  • Leo (2,823)
  • Daniel (2,592)
  • Alexander (2,525)
  • Manuel (2.411)
  • Paul (2,400)
  • Alvaro (2,070)

Most frequent girl names

  • Lucia (3,432)
  • Sofia (3,190)
  • Martina (3.042)
  • Mary (2,839)
  • Julia (2,436)
  • Paula (2,201)
  • Valeria (2,167)
  • Emma (2,119)
  • Daniela (2.015)
  • Carla (1.831)

The 100 favorite boy and girl names in 2020

If we leave the top 10 and keep going down, this is the list of the 100 favorite names of parents for babies born in Spain in 2020.

Below you will find the favorite names by Autonomous Communities.

Most popular names by autonomous communities

The podium of the most placed names at the national level in 2020 varies slightly depending on the Autonomous Community that we consult. The names and favorite girl child are, in order :

Andalusia

  • Girl names: María, Lucía, Carmen, Martina, Sofía, Julia, Daniela, Valeria, Paula and Lola.
  • Boy names: Manuel, Hugo, Alejandro, Martín, Pablo, Daniel, Álvaro, Lucas, Antonio and Leo.

Aragon

  • Girl names: Lucía, Sofía, Julia, Paula, Inés, Sara, Lara, Valeria, Vega and Martina.
  • Boy’s names: Mateo, Martín, Leo, Mario, Lucas, Pablo, Alejandro, Hugo, Jorge and Diego.

Asturias

  • Girl names: Sofía, Martina, Daniela, Julia, Valeria, Lucía, Noa, Sara, Carla and Vega.
  • Boy names: Mateo, Lucas, Martín, Leo, Hugo, Daniel, Enzo, Manuel, Marco and Mario.

Balearics

  • Girl names: Martina, Emma, Lucía, Laia, Julia, Carla, María, Sofía, Mía and Paula.
  • Boy names: Marc, Leo, Hugo, Pau, Lucas, Marti, Liam, Lluc, Martin, Joan.

Canary Islands

  • Girl names: Sofía, Martina, Valentina, Valeria, Lucía, Alma, Chloe, Emma, Alba and Daniela.
  • Boy names: Mateo, Hugo, Liam, Thiago, Lucas, Leo, Diego, Dylan, Martín and Enzo.

Cantabria

  • Girl names: Lucía, Martina, Sofía, Daniela, Valeria, Candela, Alba, Vega, Julia and Laia.
  • Boy’s names: Martín, Mateo, Lucas, Hugo, Daniel, Marco, Pablo, Leo, Marcos and Manuel.

Castile and Leon

  • Girl names: Lucía, Martina, Sofía, Valeria, Paula, Vega, Julia, Alba, Carla and Daniela.
  • Boy names: Martín, Mateo, Hugo, Lucas, Daniel, Pablo, Leo, Adrián, Diego and Mario.

Castilla la Mancha

  • Girl names: Lucía, Sofía, Martina, Paula, Valeria, Carla, María, Jimena, Vega and Carmen.
  • Boy names: Mateo, Lucas, Hugo, Martín, Alejandro, Marcos, Alvaro, Daniel, Leo and Pablo.

Catalonia

  • Girl names: Julia, Emma, Martina, Lucía, Mía, Ona, Sofía, Laia, Abril and María.
  • Boy names: Marc, Jan, Nil, Pol, Leo, Alex, Marti, Pau, Biel and Lucas.

Valencian Community

  • Girl names: Sofía, Martina, Lucía, Julia, Aitana, Emma, Vega, María, Paula and Valeria.
  • Boy names: Mateo, Lucas, Martín, Marc, Leo, Hugo, Daniel, Pablo, Alejandro and Enzo

Estremadura

  • Girl names: Lucía, María, Sofía, Martina, Carmen, Paula, Jimena, Alba, Valeria and Daniela.
  • Boy’s names: Manuel, Martín, Daniel, Pablo, Alejandro, Hugo, Lucas, Álvaro, Adrián and Mateo.

Galicia

  • Girl names: Sofía, Noa, Martina, Lara, Valeria, Lucía, Daniela, Sara, Vega and Vera.
  • Boy names: Mateo, Martín, Lucas, Hugo, Leo, Enzo, Gael, Manuel, Daniel and Brais.

Madrid

  • Girl names: Lucía, Sofía, Martina, Emma, Olivia, Paula, Julia, Daniela, María and Alba.
  • Boy’s names: Mateo, Lucas, Alejandro, Daniel, Hugo, Martín, Álvaro, Pablo, Adrián and Diego.

Murcia

  • Girl names: María, Lucía, Sofía, Marina, Valeria, Daniela, Julia, Sara, Paula and Elena.
  • Boy names: Hugo, Martín, Pablo, Alejandro, Leo, Mario, Daniel, Antonio, Adrián and Manuel.

Navarre

  • Girl names: Lucía, Ane, Irati, Sofía, June, Noa, Valeria, María, Martina and Nahia.
  • Boy names: Julen, Mateo, Martín, Aimar, Lucas, Ibai, Ander, Leo, Oier and Daniel.

Basque Country

  • Girl names: Ane, Laia, June, Nahia, Maddi, Izaro, Irati, Nora, Malen and Noa.
  • Boy names: Markel, Julen, Jon, Martín, Aimar, Oihan, Ander, Ibai, Oier and Daniel.

The Rioja

  • Girl names: Sofía, Julia, Lucía, María, Vega, Carla, Emma, Sara, Valeria, and Paula.
  • Boy’s names: Martín, Hugo, Mateo, Daniel, Leo, Lucas, Pablo, Miguel, Enzo and Adrián.

Ceuta

  • Girl names: Amira, Lina, Noor, Salma, Sara, Sofía, Tasnim, Amina, Maram and Yasmin.
  • Boy names: Amir, Mohamed, Akram, Haron, Rayan, Adam, Alejandro, Ibrahim, Imran and Maher.

Melilla

  • Girl names: Amira, Lina, Lucía, Tasmin, Maisa, Nayra, Sara, Sofía, Amina and María.
  • Boy names: Mohamed, Amir, Maher, Rayan, Adam, Ibrahim, Imran, Luqman, Mohamed Amin and Anas.

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