These are the most popular baby names of all time in Ontario

Dec 11 2018, 1:47 pm

Some may think it’s cute, and some may think it’s big-brother creepy. Either way, the Government of Ontario has officially been recording baby names for 100 years.

And the most popular baby names in our province for all of (recorded) history?

Marie and Joseph.

And behind Marie, Mary is a close second. Behind Joseph, John.

Huh.

While it may look like it from the start, not all the names on the list of top names seem inspired by religious texts.

These are the top 10 baby names of all time.

For Girls

Marie
Mary
Jennifer
Margaret
Patricia
Elizabeth
Sarah
Susan
Linda
Barbara

For boys:

Joseph
John
Robert
Michael
David
William
James
Christopher
Daniel
Richard

These names have stood the test of time and many manage to still sound modern, even after 100 years. So if you’re looking for some inspiration for baby names, the provincial government has your back.

After naming a newborn, parents have up to 30 days to register their child’s birth. The most popular way of registering a newborn is online through ServiceOntario’s 4-in-1 Newborn Bundle. Here, parents can register their child’s birth, apply for their birth certificate, social insurance number and child benefits.

Happy naming!

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