The first name Gabriel regains its first place in the ranking of the most attributed first names in 2021, as reported by INSEE. After total domination from 2015 to 2019, he was relegated to second position by the first name Léo in 2020. Here are the 5 most popular male first names in France in 2021:

As for female first names, the leading trio has not changed and fourth and fifth place are still disputed between the same two first names: Amber and Alice. Here is the 2021 ranking:

In the slideshow below, find the most popular first names in your department.

This year, short first names are particularly popular. “Today, first names of 4 or 5 letters name the majority of births and represent nearly 50% of first names given”, specifies Baptiste Coulmont, author of the book Sociology of first names, in the columns of Parisian.

A trend that is proven by this top 5 names that have experienced the strongest growth between 2020 and 2021:

According to Baptiste Coulmont, first names with more than ten letters are “almost no longer chosen by parents”.