The top 20 names that are set to be given to babies in France in 2024 have been revealed, with some new names moving into top ranked spots.
Gabriel is once again set to be the most popular boy’s name in 2024, the Officiel des prénoms 2024 revealed when it was released on September 7.
For girls, Alba will replace Jade as the most popular name.
Authors of the study Stéphanie Rapoport and Claire Tabarly-Perrin gave their predictions for 2024 after analysing information provided by the state and the state statistics agency Insee.
Short names are trending with Léo, Noah, Louis, Maël and Liam all high on the boys’ list, while there will be lots of girls called Jade, Mia and Lou.
Retro names are also on the up, with Léon entering the top 20, and Rose, Emma and Louise all remaining popular.
It seems the past is something of a theme, with mediaeval names also likely to make a comeback among girls, such as Aliénor, Clothilde and Margo.
For boys, regional names from Brittany, Basque Country and Corsica will be popular, like Malo, Agustin, Elouan, and Andrea.
Similarly, we are likely to see names with biblical and mythological links in 2024.
Before looking at the list below, you can see the confirmed list of most popular baby names for 2022 – alongside an interactive map showing differences in each department – in our article here.
Most popular boys names in France predicted for 2024
20 Malo / Noé
Most popular girls names in France predicted for 2024