According to preliminary data released on January 6th by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the most popular baby names in 2016 were Emma and Jackson (and variants).
Here are the province’s projected top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2016:
The #1 names are the same as in 2015. (I forgot to post the 2015 rankings last year, but here are the 2014 rankings.)
In the girls’ top 10, the Addison-group, Scarlett, the Abigail-group, the Callie-group, and the Emily-group replaced the Sophia-group, the Lily-group, the Mia-group, the Ava-group, and the Chloe-group.
In the boys’ top 10, Mason, the Greyson-group, and the Isaac-group replaced Parker, the Nathan-group, and Carter.
Most of the pronunciation groupings on N.L.’s full top 100 made sense, but here are two I wasn’t so sure about:
- In 21st place on the girls’ list was “Lea/Leah/Leia/Leiyah/Lia/Leya,” which mixes LEE?uh and LAY?uh names.
- In 63rd place on the girls’ list was “Raya/Rayah/Rhea,” which mixes RAY?uh and REE?uh names.