(Montreal) Noah and Liam, for boys, as well as Florence and Alice, for girls, were the most popular first names for newborns last year in Quebec, according to the annual ranking published by Retraite Québec.

This is a change at the top of the ranking for girls, as Florence and Alice both overtook Emma, ​​which had been the most popular girl’s name in 2021 and 2022.

Last year, Alice and Florence were used 465 times each, while Emma was given to 456 babies. Olivia (430) and Charlie (415) round out the top five.

The only first name to enter the top 10 is Béatrice (300) who takes the place of Rose (15th -291).

Among boys, Noah maintains the lead for a third year in a row, having been given to 613 babies. However, he is on a downward trajectory, having served 728 times in 2021 and 660 times in 2022.

In second place, William gives way to Liam, used 556 times last year. In fact, William drops to fifth place in the 2023 rankings (520). Liam was the most used male first name in 2020.

Aside from a few changes in order, the composition of the top 10 remained the same for boys in 2022 and 2023.

Retraite Québec recorded 77,241 children born in Quebec or arriving in the province in 2023.