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The most popular baby names in the Canary Islands for boys and girls (and their meaning)

The INE (National Institute of Statistics) has announced the names that parents have chosen the most for their newborn babies in Spain in 2021. And in addition, it has specified, by autonomous communities, which names have been the most chosen.

Thus, we continue with our list of the most popular baby names according to the autonomous community; This time, we talk about the most popular names in the Canary Islands for boys and girls, also detailing their meaning.

Most popular boy names in the Canary Islands

The names for boys most chosen by parents for their babies are, in order of popularity:

  1. Mateo : means “gift of God”. It is also popular in the Catalan form, Mateu.
  2. Hugo : of Germanic origin, it means “intelligent”, “lucid”, “insightful”.
  3. Thiago : Of Hebrew origin, it is a variant of Santiago, which means “God will reward”.
  4. Leo : Leo’s name comes from “lion”, the name of Latin origin whose meaning is lion. This name symbolizes the fierceness of the animal , power and justice.
  5. Lucas : Latin name meaning “he who stands out for his brilliance”, “he who was born at dawn”.
  6. Liam : his origin in Anglo-Saxon. This is the Irish version of William. It means “firm protection”.
  7. Enzo – is an Italian given name, meaning “the lord of his home or his country”.
  8. Martin : comes from the Latin form Martis, which means “Mars” or “consecrated to the god Mars”
  9. Dylan : It means “impetuous man” but is also known as the man of the sea.
  10. Diego : name of Greek origin, evolution of Diago’s name, meaning “doctrine”.

Mateo, the name most given to canary babies

If we compare these names with the most popular names for boys at the national level, in general we see that the majority coincide. Although Mateo’s name does not coincide with the most popular in national statistics – it is the third nationally.

On the contrary, the names of Thiago and Dylan , who occupy the third and ninth place of the most placed babies in the Canary Islands, are not in the national top 10, occupying the 15th and 32nd places respectively.

Most popular girl names in the Canary Islands

The names for girls most chosen by parents for their daughters are, in order of popularity:

  1. Martina : of Latin origin, it comes from “mars”, which means “consecrated to Mars, god of war”.
  2. Lucia : of Latin origin, it comes from the term “lux”, which means “light. It is closely related to Catholicism , since there are two characters called Lucia: “Saint Lucia martyr” and “Sister Lucia dos Santos”. In addition, Saint Lucia She is the patron saint of the blind .
  3. Sofia : this feminine name comes from the Greek (Σoφíα), and means “the one who has wisdom”.
  4. Valeria : of Latin origin and its meaning is “healthy and courageous”.
  5. Chloe : of Greek origin, and means “grass” or “green shoots”
  6. Alma : of Latin origin, it means “Kind”, “Gentile”, “All spirituality”.
  7. Valentina : of Latin origin, it means “courageous”, “vigorous”, “who has health”
  8. Emma : comes from the original term “ermin” , and means “strong woman”, “great”, “great” , “powerful”, “strong”, “immense”.
  9. Daniela : of Hebrew origin, whose meaning is “She who God is her judge” or “Justice of God”.
  10. Mine : its origin is Hebrew ; sometimes we find it with a tilde and others without it. Little do they know, but it is the diminutive of María, Amelia, Emilia or Amalia. It means “the chosen one” or “the one loved by God”.

Martina, Lucía and Sofía, the favorite names for Canarian girls

As we can see, the most popular name given to newborns in the Canary Islands is Martina , followed by Lucía and Sofía, who coincide with the most chosen at the national level. Valeria and Martina, the other two most popular names in this community, are also in the top 5 of the most popular in the entire Spanish territory.

Although most of the names appear as a trend in the rest of Spain, there are some like Alma, Chloe and Mia that are not in the ranking of the 10 most chosen names at the national level.

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