According to early data from Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, the most popular baby names in the province in 2015 were Sophia/Sofia/Sofiya and Jackson/Jaxon/Jaxson/Jaxen/Jaxxon/Jaxyn.
Either that or they were simply Olivia and Liam again.
See, the province decided to pull a Malta this year and lump variant spellings together in the rankings.
Luckily, Ontario didn’t do away with the traditional list altogether, so let’s start there. Here are the projected top 10 girl and boy names of 2015.
According to this list, Olivia and Liam are still the #1 names, and Lucas dropped from #3 in 2014 to #7 in 2015.
Next, here’s the list of the top 10 girl and boy name-groups of 2015. From what I can tell, this list excludes names that didn’t have multiple spellings.
(I’m not sure what #10 on the boys’ side is supposed to be; the person cutting and pasting the boy names over the girl names forgot that one.)
Finally, here’s the top-5 list that’s been circulating in the press. It’s a combination of the lists above.
Olivia and Liam are still the most popular baby names…if you stick to the traditional ranking system.
If you lump variant spellings together, though, the Sophia-group beats Olivia, and the Jackson-group beats Liam.
For more sets of rankings, see the name rankings category.
Sources: Sophia and Jackson are the Most Popular Baby Names in Ontario, Ontario’s Top 20 Baby Names