In France in 2018 Emma was the most popular name for a baby girl, while Gabriel topped the chart for boys – again for the second year in a row.
Although one of France's most famous literary creations – Madame Bovary – has the first name Emma, the name has not been a common one in France.
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Often thought of as a classic English name – where it has also repeatedly topped the charts for baby names – Emma actually has a Germanic origin.
Second on the list of most popular girls' names for 2018 is Jade – which has Spanish origins – followed by the classic French name Louise.
Alice, Chloé, Lina, Léa, Rose, Anna and Mila round off the top 10.
For boys the more traditional French names dominate, with Gabriel top of the chart after 5,419 boys were named Gabriel in 2018.
Gabriel was followed by Raphaël, Leo and Louis in the top four, all of which featured towards the top of the 2017 list too, showing that the classic names are still popular for boys.
Lucas, Adam, Arthur, Jules, Hugo and Maël rounded out the top 10, the first time Maël has featured.
Those who wanted a more topical name often picked Kylian – 1,211 Kylians were born in 2018, some probably influenced by French World Cup winning hero Kylian Mbappé.
There were also 1,169 sets of parents who picked the name Aya after the singer behind chart-topping hits such as Djadja and Pookie.
But in terms of celebrity naming we're still a long way from 1991 when French parents turned their backs on traditional Gallic names and went absolutely mad for the name Kevin.