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These were the most common baby names in Belgium in 2018

22:18 17/07/2019

If you're looking for an original name for your baby, don't go with Arthur or Emma. They were the most frequently chosen names for newborn children in Belgium in 2018, according to national statistics body Statbel.

Arthur replaced Liam as last year's most popular boy's name. Lucas and Louis had regularly swapped the top position in the seven previous years.

The name Arthur was most common in Flanders, while in Wallonia it only came fifth, with Gabriel the top choice among French-speakers. On a national level, Noah and Adam completed the top three for boy's names.

Emma is firmly anchored at the top of the girl's name list for the 16th year in a row, with broad appeal among both French and Dutch-speakers. In Flanders, Mila is the most popular girl's name, while in the Brussels region it's Nour.

The latest stats do not list any names that were used fewer than five times. But in 2018, five babies each were named Elvis, Pharell, Toots, Zidane, Antoinette and Reine.

Written by The Bulletin

Comments

RedDevil

In Flanders, Mila is the most popular girl's name, while in the Brussels region it's Nour.................... :-(

Jul 18, 2019 15:17
Frank Lee

RedDevil. I see many points and a sad face, but I don't get your point and why the sad face. Mila is a lovely name for a girl, Russian in origin, meaning either "hardworking" or "dear." A famous Mila is the actress Mila Kunis (That 70's Show). Nour is just as lovely, meaning "light" in Arabic, and the name of the beautiful Queen Noor of Jordan, the first American-born queen of an Arab country. Both names are lovely and make me :-)

Aug 15, 2019 16:22