These are Malta’s most popular baby names of 2017

Malta’s most popular baby names of 2017 have been revealed.

The Public Registry confirmed that Emma and Luca were the baby names most parents favoured over the past 12 months.

It is the third consecutive year both names have topped the charts in Malta.

Other popular names for girls were Ella and Amy.

Ben and Liam were among the favourites for little boys.

A spokesman for the Public Registry said: ‘It’s always fascinating and fun to see the names Malta’s parents are giving to their newborns.

‘Choosing a name for your child is such a huge decision.

‘It’s their introduction to the world and usually stays with them for the rest of their lives.

‘The trend for unique names remains far higher than it has been in previous decades, indicating that today’s parents are putting a lot of thought into choosing names for their babies.’

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