According to data from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the most popular baby names in 2014 were Olivia and Jackson (and variants).
Here are the Canadian province’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2014:
|Girl Names||Boy Names|
On the boys’ list, Jacob*, Luke, Mason, Nathan and Noah replace Owen, Carter*, Chase, Ryan, and Aidan*.
On the girls’ list, Ella, Madison and Sadie replace Sophia*, Sarah*, and Hailey*.
Sadie, now 10th, was way down in 55th in 2013. Olivia, the current #1 name, was only in 8th place the previous year.
Regions with smaller populations tend to see more volatility in their baby name rankings from year to year. For scale, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador is a bit lower than that of Wyoming, the least populous U.S. state.
* “and variants”