Olivia Reigns the Roost as Top Ontario Baby Name

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TORONTO – Olivia is the most popular baby name in Ontario for the fifth year in a row, according to the province’s annual list of the top names for new babies.

Ontario’s most popular baby names are slowly changing, with new names rising up the list. Charlotte and Henry are the fastest-rising baby names, with Henry rising 83 times and Charlotte 105 times their previous popularity.

The top ten most popular baby names are:

1.  Olivia

2.  Emma

3.  Liam

4.  Benjamin

5.  Noah

6.  Lucas

7.  Ethan

8.  Charlotte

9.  William

10. Ava

“Quality time is your priority; giving you more of it is ours. ServiceOntario’s 4-in-1 Bundle provides a fast, secure and easy way for parents to register their newborns, giving them more time for more important things, like caring for their newborns,” says Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Government and Consumer Services.

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

Quick Facts

  • Tenley, Riaan and Eason are brand new to the list this year.
  • ServiceOntario’s 4-in-1 Newborn Bundle was the first of its kind in Canada when it launched in 2007. Since then, more than one million newborns have been registered in Ontario using the service.
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