What are Ontario’s most popular baby names?

Curious about popular baby names? Olivia and Noah were top picks in 2020.
Olivia has now been the top baby girl name in Ontario for over a decade, with 11 consecutive years in the number one spot. Charlotte also continues as the second-most popular name for girls.

Noah took the top spot as the most popular name for boys for the second year in a row, with Liam following closely behind.

In 2020 Isla, Theodore, and Leo were new entrants to the top 10.

The top 10 names for girls in 2020 were:

  1. Olivia
  2. Charlotte
  3. Emma
  4. Amelia
  5. Sophia
  6. Ava
  7. Isla
  8. Chloe
  9. Evelyn
  10. Mia

The top 10 names for boys in 2020 were:

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Benjamin
  4. Oliver
  5. Jack
    1. Lucas
  6. Theodore
  7. William
  8. Ethan
  9. Leo

The province says, parents should register their child’s birth within 30 days of welcoming their newborns.

“We’re making it easier than ever for Ontario parents to register their newborns through our refreshed 5-in-1 Newborn Bundle service, letting parents apply for critical documents like their child’s birth certificate and Social Insurance Number in one hassle-free application,” said Ross Romano, Minister of Government and Consumer Services. “Young families can now conveniently take care of these essentials online, right from the comfort of their own home, and spend more time focusing on their new addition.”

ServiceOntario’s 5-in-1 Newborn Bundle was updated this past fall, making it even easier to register a birth. The refreshed Newborn Bundle allows parents to quickly apply for their child’s birth certificate, Social Insurance Number, Canada Child Benefits (including the Ontario Child Benefit), and Education Savings Referral service all through one application.

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