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Prénoms à la mode

J'ai trouvé ceci intéressant:

Fini les Loana et autres Kevin. Désormais, pour être dans le vent, il faut appeler son enfant Lucas, Emma, Enzo, Nathan ou encore Jade. Ils sont en tête du palmarès de « l'Officiel des prénoms 2011 ».
Les prénoms rétro reviennent en force Les prénoms rétro reviennent en force © Sipa En 2011, peu de changement dans le top des prénoms en France : Lucas, Nathan, Enzo, Louis, Gabriel, Ethan, Jules ou Raphaël pour les garçons, Emma, Jade, Léa, Manon, Chloé, Inès, Camille ou Lilou, pour les filles.

Retour du rétro

« Pour les prénoms masculins et féminins, les trois premiers ne changent pas, commente l'auteur, Stéphanie Rapoport. Louis, par contre, remonte en 4e position. On note un retour du “rétro” dans le top : Rose, Emma, Lily, Lucien, Léon, Léonie, etc ».
En plus du rétro, le « biblique » influence également de nombreux parents, selon la spécialiste, avec par exemple Noah, Gabriel, Ethan, Adam ou Aaron.
Pour réaliser l'ouvrage, l'auteur collecte, classe et analyse les données de l'Insee relatives aux prénoms en France et dans les pays francophones, en ayant un oeil sur les palmarès des autres pays européens ou des Etats-Unis.
« Il y a des prénoms que l'on retrouve partout mais chaque pays a ses propres codes, ajoute la rédactrice. En France, l'influence des médias, des séries, et plus généralement des Etats-Unis est de moins en moins présente. Kevin, c'est fini. Loana, c'est le flop total. Par contre, Rihanna est toujours très attribué ».

Les prénoms exotiques font leur entrée

Les prénoms plus exotiques, voire métissés, font aussi leur entrée dans le palmarès 2011 avec des Luana, Téva, Louna ou Yanis, par exemple.
Cette année, l'édition a été enrichie avec plus de 12.000 prénoms masculins et féminins répertoriés et accompagnés de leur origine, signification ou fréquence d'attribution.
« C'est surtout un livre pour rêver, indique l'auteur. Les parents ont souvent déjà une idée, ils regardent pour s'informer ».
En France, il y avait 26.000 prénoms répertoriés en 2010. « Ce répertoire augmente chaque année », conclut Stéphanie Rapoport.
*L'officiel des prénoms - Stéphanie Rapoport - First Editions - 592 p. - 17,90 euros


  1. When I'm looking for names to put in resources, I use this site If you click on "En Vogue" at the side, you get to "Les Palmarès par année" which tells you the most popular names each year. I use this to make sure that the names I choose for my resources are age-appropriate.

  2. Thanks, Clare. I'll take a look.


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