1,651 little Cherbourg residents were born in 2020 indicates the delegated town hall of Cherbourg-#Octeville in a press release published this Thursday, December 31. This is almost 200 less than in 2016.
The number of marriages is plummeting, in particular because of the coronavirus and the confinement. 78 couples passed the ring on their finger this year against a hundred each year between 2016 and 2019.
Finally, the municipality recorded 994 deaths in 2020, in the average of previous years.
Names that are popular
Among births, boys outnumbered girls: 855 against 796. The first names most often used are Jade and Alice, given 13 times. Then follow Louise, Agathe, Ambre, Mila and Rose.
On the boys’ side, 20 Gabriel and 20 Raphaël were born in 2020 and are the most popular first names this year, ahead of Léo, Gabin, Lucas and Tom.