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These were the most common baby names in Belgium in 2018
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.