Category: top names in Spain

Most Popular Spanish Baby Names

By Jessica Jones, the

Lucía and Hugo are the top baby names in Spain.

Spain’s most popular baby names have been revealed by Spain’s national statistics office, with parents choosing more traditional names over modern monikers.

Spain’s national statistics office (INE) has released a list of the 100 most popular baby names in 2013 (the most up to date data) and the trend is still very much geared towards the traditional.

The information, released on Wednesday, showed the most popular names of the 425,390 births registered in Spain in 2013.

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As we eagerly await the revelation of what the top names were in the US last year, we thought it might be fun to see what international faves were heading the lists in other parts of the world.  Which American favorites were also among the three preferred choices in other countries (Jacob in Argentina, Noah in Belgium)?  And which names shone internationally in their local variations (eg Lucas, Lukas, Luka).  Are there some less familiar names worthy of importing (FlorenciaZuzannaNoam?).

We’ve taken a look at the three highest-ranking names across the globe in the last year counted and here are the most interesting results, with the American rankings for comparison.


Alice#2 in Sweden (Number 172 in the US)

Ana#2 in Brazil

Ava#3 in Scotland (Number 5 in the US) 

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