By Cathy Elelman • 13 July 2020 • 11:33
TRADITIONAL: Maria was the most common name given to baby girls in Almeria last year
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ALEJANDRO and Maria were Almeria parents’ top name choices for their newborn sons and daughters last year.
A ranking complied by the Andalucia Institute of Statistics and Cartography revealed 105 little girls born in the province last year were given the very traditional name Maria, representing 2.92 per cent of the total, while 78 little boys were called Alejandro, or 2.1 per cent.
The second most popular name for baby girls in Almeria in 2019 was Sofia, with 69, followed by Lucia (60) and Martina (58).
For boys, Hugo was the second most common choice, with 77. Daniel was third most common, with 63, and Antonio fourth, with 61.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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