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Italian Top 30 Baby Names 2011

Boys                              Girls
1. Francesco                  1. Sofia
2. Alessandro                 2. Giulia
3. Andrea                       3. Martina
4. Lorenzo                      4. Giorgia
5. Matteo                       5. Sara
6. Gabriele                     6. Emma
7. Mattia                        7. Aurora
8. Leonardo                   8. Chiara
9. Davide                       9. Alice
10. Riccardo                 10. Alessia
11. Federico                  11. Gaia
12. Luca                        12. Anna
13. Giuseppe                 13. Francesca
14. Marco                     14. Noemi
15. Tommaso                 15. Viola
16. Antonio                    16. Greta
17. Simone                    17. Elisa
18. Samuele                   18. Matilde
19. Giovanni                   19. Giada
20. Pietro                       20. Elena
21. Christian                   21. Ginevra
22. Nicolo                      22. Beatrice
23. Alessio                     23. Vittoria
24. Edoardo                   24. Nicole
25. Diego                       25. Arianna
26. Filippo                     26. Rebecca
27. Emanuele                 27. Marta
28. Daniele                    28. Angelica
29. Michele                    29. Asia
30. Christian                   30. Ludovica

Names that appeared in the 2010 top 30 but not 2011: Federica, Ilaria.
2008 & 2007 but not 2010/11: Valentina, Giacomo
2006 included Alessandra, Maria and Manuel

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