These are the top baby names in Ontario

Dec 20 2019, 6:57 am

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 eighth year in a row, the Government of Ontario has released its annual list of top names for new babies born in 2018, with Olivia taking the top spot for the most popular girl’s name.

However, with nine years at the top of Ontario’s baby names list, Olivia could be the baby name of the decade, according to the province.

From January 2010 to December 2018, Ontario has registered more than 8,300 baby girls named Olivia.

Liam has reclaimed the top spot for boys’ names after slipping into second place last year after holding the top spot for boys’ names for the past five years.

Here are Ontario’s top baby names for 2018:

Top Boy Names                                                                    

  • Liam
  • Noah
  • Lucas
  • William
  • Benjamin
  • Ethan
  • Logan
  • Oliver
  • Jacob
  • James

Top Girls Names

  • Olivia
  • Emma
  • Charlotte
  • Amelia
  • Ava
  • Sophia
  • Evelyn
  • Mia
  • Emily
  • Chloe

According to the province,  the top five baby girl names have been the same since 2017, and also worth noting is William has been a top baby boy name since 1917.

In Ontario, 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 5-in-1 Newborn Bundle, where parents can register for a birth certificate, a Social Insurance Number, and Canada Child Benefits, including the Ontario Child Benefit and Education Savings Referral service.