The name of the Argentine striker Catalan “Barcelona” Lionel Messi is one of the most popular for newborns in the region. This conclusion was made by the Catalan statistics Institute.
In 2019 500 children in Catalonia was given the name Leo. It is of 8.22% of all born boys. There is an obvious increase. In 2010, only 136 boys received the name of Leo, in 2017-m – 433.
By the way, the most popular male name in the region – mark, it has received 622 children. The most common female names in Catalonia were Julia and Martin.