First name 2022: 150 first names for girls and boys who will be trendy this year

Each year, the authors Stéphanie Rapoport and Claire Tabarly Perrin establish a ranking of the first names most often used in France, based on data from INSEE. From the 736,000 births last year, they reveal, in The official names 2022, the list of the first names of girls and boys most popular with French parents.

Find in this album, from A to Z, the first names that will be given the most in 2022

Emma and Gabriel give way to Jade and Léo.

At the top of the ranking for several years now, the first names Emma and Gabriel have been dethroned by Jade and Léo. Even if Emma and Gabriel are on the decline, they still retain a good place in the top 100 since Gabriel is on the second step of the podium and Emma on the third step of the podium. In an interview with Le Parisien, Stéphanie Rapoport points out that the first names Emma and Gabriel “have already held up for an exceptionally long period”.

According to The Official Names 2022, the top 3 female first names 2022 are:

  1. Jade

  2. Emma

  3. Louise

The top 3 male first names for 2022 are:

  1. Leo

  2. Gabriel

  3. Raphael

Parents always looking for an old or short name

Retro names are still on the rise. In 2022, the first names Juliette, Marceau, Léon, Louis, Jules or even Joséphine should remain at the top of the ranking. Short first names, of one or two syllables, should also be very popular with future parents in 2022. Thus, the first names Mia, Tom, Noah, Inès or even Paul remain high in the ranking.

First names in “a” for girls and biblical names for boys

First names ending in a are, as always, in great demand by future parents for their little girl. Léa, Lina, Mia, Anna and Mila appear in the top 20 female first names for 2022. For boys, the names of characters from the Bible are sources of inspiration for parents and should remain so for 2022. Raphaël, Aaron, Adam, Eden should keep their attraction for future births.

The most beautiful climbs in the ranking

Some names have made spectacular comebacks in this 2022 edition compared to previous years, a sign of growing popularity. For girls, this is the case for the first names Eléna, Lya and Romy. On the boys’ side, Milan, Isaac and Elio are attracting more and more parents.

The 20 first names of girls who will be given the most in 2022:

  1. Jade

  2. Louise

  3. Emma

  4. Alice

  5. Amber

  6. Lina

  7. Pink

  8. Chloe

  9. Mia

  10. Lea

  11. Anna

  12. Mila

  13. Julia

  14. Romy

  15. Lou

  16. Ines

  17. Lena

  18. Agathe

  19. Juliet

  20. Inaya

The 20 most popular names for boys in 2022:

  1. Leo

  2. Gabriel

  3. Raphael

  4. Arthur

  5. Louis

  6. Jules

  7. Adam

  8. Mael

  9. Lucas

  10. Hugo

  11. Noah

  12. Liam

  13. Gabin

  14. Sacha

  15. Paul

  16. Nathan

  17. Aaron

  18. Mohamed

  19. Ethan

  20. Tom

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