Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Most Popular Colombian Names Announced

I know that after my last post on names, many of you were dying to hear what the latest trends are in Colombia with regards to names. According to the Registraduría Nacional, as reported in El Tiempo, here are the most popular names among all living Colombians.




Rank..... Name ..... Total # of Colombians Registered with Name


Most Popular First Names:


#1....... María ................ 2,611,793
#2....... José ..................1,641,274
#3....... Luís ..................1,171,435
#4....... Luz .....................772,048
#5....... Ana .....................730,890
#6....... Carlos ..................646,328
#7....... Juan ....................598,122


Most Popular Middle Names:


#1....... María ................ 1,075,700
#2....... Antonio..................985,162
#3....... De Jesus ................849,511

#4....... Alberto .................532,940
#5....... Enrique..................514,740




Most Popular Name Combinations -- Male:



#1....... Juan Carlos..............144,449
#2....... Luís Alberto.............116,424
#3....... Carlos Alberto...........111,065

#4....... Luís Eduardo.............104,316



Most Popular Name Combinations -- Female:



#1....... Luz Marina ............. 151,942
#2....... María del Carmen ........136,810
#3....... Sandra Milena ............96,595
#4....... Ana María ................68,844



Here are the most popular baby names of the last 8 years.

Most Popular Colombian Baby Names since 2000 -- Male

#1....... Santiago ................ 66,340
#2....... Sebastián .....no number printed
#3....... Nicolás .......no number printed
#4....... Samuél ........no number printed

Most Popular Colombian Baby Names since 2000 -- Female

#1....... Valentina ............... 64, 821
#2....... Daniela ........no number printed
#3....... Mariana ........no number printed
#4....... Natalia ........no number printed


In addition to the above names, the Registrduría notes that there are 1,691,862 Colombians with completely unique names -- no one else in the country shares their name. Here are some of the most exotic names:

Yicelub, Saub, Irlandesa, Saude, Jhewer, Jheyaa, Cometa Haley, Alka Seltzer, Mickey Mouse Jusayú, Gallina Ipuana, Cine, Helicóptero, María Perra, Ministro y Chorizo Epinayú.

http://www.eltiempo.com/vidadehoy/ARTICULO-WEB-PLANTILLA_NOTA_INTERIOR-5194327.html

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