Daniel and Lucia are always very repeated names among those born in Spain. Thus, Daniel's name occupies one of the first places every year, while Lucia's name was placed in the first position for girls for many years, after overtaking María who until then had occupied the first place, on everything,
Daniel and Lucia are always very repeated names among those born in Spain. Thus, Daniel's name occupies one of the first places every year, while Lucia's name was placed in the first position for girls for many years, after overtaking María who until then had occupied the first place, on everything, because it was the first name of many compounds among girls.
Fashion and tradition in the names of babies
The National Institute of Statistics counted in 2010, 6,020 children were called Daniel and 6,624 girls were named with Lucia. Among men, the following most common names were Alejandro (6,006), Pablo (5,243), Hugo (5,135) and Álvaro (4,630), while for girls, the most frequent names were Paula (5,859), María (5,767) , Daniela (4,680) and Sara (4,662). Five years later, in 2015, Lucia's name is still the favorite, while among children is Hugo's name.What is the trend we follow when it comes to naming our children? Do we follow fashions, we opt for personal taste, for the musicality of the name or for the traditions? Although it is not known what the trend is, the truth is that important changes are appreciated over time. Thus, while in 2000, 29 out of every 1,000 newborns received the name Alejandro, a total of 78,168 children in Spain, Daniel occupied the second position, with 25 out of every 1,000 men, followed by Pablo (23) , David (22) and Adrián (20).
On the other hand, the most frequent names with an average age of less than five years are simple and very short, such as Noa, Abril, Aya, Izán, Biel, Rayan and Teo. The name "younger" is that of Rihanna as that of the well-known singer of Barbados, with an average age of 1.9.
On the other hand, if we go back a few decades more, we see that Antonio is still the most popular name among the male population with 765,138 men (32.9 out of every 1,000); followed by José, name carried by 706,051 males (30.3 of each 1,000). The next on the list is Manuel, who answered 658.306 (28.3 per 1,000), Francisco, followed by 572,088 (24.6 of each 1,000) and Juan, the designation of 395,559 citizens (17 per 1,000).
In most of the nationalities of Hispanic origin, the most frequent name among men is Juan Carlos, something that happens in countries like Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras and Venezuela.
In the case of girls, there are also differences with the choice of names more common in recent years. Since the year 2000, María is the most usual designation that we find present in 33 of every 1,000 births, followed by Lucía (33), Paula (28), Laura (21) and Marta (19).
Even so, despite the success of these names in the births of the last decade, they are still not part of the five most common in Spain, which are still María del Carmen, with 681,108 women (28.5 of every 1,000 citizens); María, whose name is 668,112 (27.9 of each 1,000), Carmen, with 447,130 (18.7 per 1,000); Josefa, to which 325,874 women (13.6 of each 1,000) respond and Isabel, who appoints 296,241 females (12.4 per 1,000).