Belgian name and gender database

The Belgian database contains 26.068 first names categorized by gender and 56.753 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in Belgium and gives background information about the database.

Most countries in Europe are very well organised and have great open data initiatives. In Belgium we received a name and gender dataset from the Belgian government or we used an open dataset. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 100.658 public profiles that we found in Belgian open data sources.

Popular Belgian first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Thomas 829 1.3% German American British
Nicolas 723 1.1% French American Canadian
David 651 1.0% American British Spanish
Olivier 592 0.9% French Canadian Swiss
Tom 573 0.9% British American Dutch
Philippe 551 0.9% French Canadian American
Julien 543 0.8% French American Canadian
Pierre 519 0.8% French Canadian American
Vincent 502 0.8% French American Dutch
Jan 502 0.8% Dutch German Czech
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 100.658 Belgian profiles from which 64.213 (64%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Belgian first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Marie 439 1.2% French American British
Sarah 380 1.0% British American Canadian
Laura 360 1.0% American British Spanish
Sophie 346 0.9% British French American
Julie 334 0.9% American British French
Nathalie 290 0.8% French Dutch Canadian
Caroline 289 0.8% British American French
Charlotte 265 0.7% British American French
Stephanie 248 0.7% American British French
Anna 247 0.7% American British Polish
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 100.658 Belgian profiles from which 36.445 (36%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Belgian last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Peeters 175 0.2% Dutch German Czech
Maes 146 0.1% Dutch German Czech
Janssens 141 0.1% Dutch German Czech
Martin 136 0.1% Dutch German Czech
Jacobs 113 0.1% Dutch German Czech
Dupont 100 0.1% Dutch German Czech
Dubois 98 0.1% Dutch German Czech
Wouters 95 0.1% Dutch German Czech
Thomas 93 0.1% Dutch German Czech
Leroy 93 0.1% Dutch German Czech
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 100.658 Belgian profiles having 56.753 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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