The victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre

Stephane Charbonnier, Jean Cabut, Georges Wolinski, Bernard Verlhac and Bernard Maris.

The 12 people killed in the massacre at the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo yesterday include eight editorial staff, one worker, one visitor, one policeman who was on the cartoonists' security detail and one policeman who shot dead on the street.

Below are the names of the victims, as reported by French news outlets:

Stephane Charbonnier

'Charb' speaking following the molotov cocktail that razed Charlie Hebdo's headquarters in 2011. Credit: AP

The editor of the controversial magazine, Stephane Charbonnier - who went by the pen name "Charb" - had been in charge when the offices were burned to the ground by a molotov cocktail in 2011.

Following that attack - which followed a front page bearing a caricature of the prophet Muhammed - Charbonnier, who died aged 47, said he would prefer to die standing than live on his knees.

Jean Cabut

Cabu had been a published caricaturist since 1954. Credit: Reuters

Known simply as "Cabu", the 76-year-old was the lead cartoonist at Charlie Hebdo and co-founder of the magazine.

He had worked in political caricature for around half a century.

Killed a week shy of his 77th birthday, Cabut has been widely remembered as a bespectacled giant of the French cartooning world.

Cabut's work was first published at the age of 16.

Georges Wolinski

Wolinski was 80 at the time of today's attack. Credit: Reuters

Georges Wolinski, aged 80, was one of the founding members of the Hara-Kiri magazine - a forerunner to Charlie Hebdo - in the 1960s.

Wolinski - "Wolin" to his friends - was also involved in the Charlie Monthly project, and was editor-in-chief from 1970 to 1981.

He believed that "humour is the shortest route from one man to another"

Bernard Verlhac

Bernard 'Tignous' Verlhac died aged 57. Credit: Rueters

Nicknamed "Tignous", Verlhac, 57, contributed to a number of other magazines as well as Charlie Hebdo, and had published books of his work including Five Years of Sarkozy.

Commenting on his work in 2011, he said: "A news cartoon is extremely hard to get right, because you have to get everything into a single image. It's the total opposite of a comic book."

His friends paid tribute to Tignous' "bon vivant" spirit and recalled his own words, "There are two things I really know how to do: friendship and drawing."

Bernard Maris

Bernard Maris was one of two guests killed. Credit: PA

An economist and columnist born in Toulouse in 1946, Bernard Maris was a guest at the magazine's office who died in the attack.

He was the son-in-law of French wartime author Maurice Genevoix and was best-known to Charlie Hebdo's readers as "Uncle Bernard".

Maris wrote for Marianne, Le Figaro Magazine, Le Monde and L'Obs and was a regular on France Inter.

Philippe Honore

Philippe Honore died in the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo's offices. Credit: Reuters

Political caricaturist Honore was reportedly the fifth Charlie Hebdo cartoonist to be killed in the attack.

It was his drawing, depicting Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi offering his best wishes for the new year - "and especially good health!" - that was the last ever published on Charlie's Twitter account just moments before the massacre.

Born in 1941, Honore was a self-taught cartoonist who was first published at the age of 16 in the newspaper Sud-Ouest. He had been involved in Charlie since 1992.

Michel Renaud

Michel Renaud was reportedly guest editing the magazine. Credit: Handout

Michel Renaud was one of two founders of the biennial Carnet de Voyage in Clermont-Ferrand.

Renard had reportedly gone to visit Charlie Hebdo's offices with another member of his organisation, Gerard Gaillard, who survived the attack.

He had

Elsa Cayat

Elsa Cayat, a columnist for the magazine. Credit: Twitter

The psychiatrist and psychoanalyst was the only woman killed in the massacre.

Elsa Cayat wrote a twice-monthly column for Charlie Hebdo entitled "Charlie Divan" - "Couch" - and published essays on relations between men and women and sexuality.

Ahmed Merabet

Ahmed Merabet was shot dead during yesterday's attack. Credit: Twitter

Ahmed Merabet was a Paris police officer described by French media as a married Muslim man.

Graphic footage which surfaced in the hours following the terror attack was believed to show Merabet lying injured on the ground and holding out his hand, before one them shoots him in the head.

Mustapha Ourrad

A copy editor at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Frederic Boisseau

Frederic Boisseau had worked for French catering and site facilities company Sodexo for 15 years.

He was reportedly a 42-year-old father-of two.

Franck Brinsolaro

Franck Brinsolaro, a 49-year-old police officer was working with the Protection Service and was asked with Stephane "Charb" Charbonnier's personal protection.

He is survived by his wife Ingrid Brinsolaro, the editor-in-chief of the Normandy weekly newspaper L'Eveil Normand.

"The free press are in mourning; L'Eveil Normand is in mourning," the newspaper said. "We are crushed, and very sad. Our thoughts are with this family, which is so close to us, and has been destroyed by this horror."