These were the top baby names in Ontario in 2017

Dec 18 2017, 2:19 pm

For the expecting parents unsure of what baby name to choose, the province of Ontario might be able to help you make your big decision.

For the sixth year in a row, the Government of Ontario has released its annual list of top names for new babies, placing Olivia as the most popular name of 2017.

Lincoln has joined Ontario’s top 20 list of top baby names for the first time since the list was revealed, while Liam slipped into second place after holding the top spot for boys’ names for the past five years.

Olivia still remains the most popular baby girls’ name in Ontario since 2008.

Here are the top names for 2017:

Top Girls Names

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Charlotte
  4. Ava
  5. Sophia

Top Boys Names

  1. Benjamin
  2. Liam
  3. Noah
  4. Ethan
  5. Lucas

Another interesting takeaway was that since the launch of the popular Netflix series “The Crown”, top baby names in Ontario have seen a royal increase with more parents choosing names like Elizabeth, Margaret and Winston.

After naming their newborns, 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, where parents can register their child’s birth, apply for their birth certificate, social insurance number and child benefits.

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