According Prince Edward Island’s Vital Statistics, the most popular baby names on the island in 2019 were Sophie and Liam.
Here are PEI’s top girl names and top boy names of 2019:
- Sophie, 12 baby girls
- Charlotte, 11
- Olivia, 9
- Ella and Lucy (2-way tie), 8 each
- Amelia, Mia, and Paisley (3-way tie), 7 each
- Brielle, Brooklyn, Emma, and Evelyn (4- way tie), 6 each
- Liam, 10 baby boys
- Benjamin, 9
- Carter, Hunter, Oliver, William, and Wyatt (5-way tie), 8 each
- Ethan, Jack, Mason, and Noah (4-way tie), 7 each
These rankings are based on provisional data covering the year up to December 17th. (By that date, 633 baby girls and 598 baby boys had been born.)
I didn’t post 2018 rankings for PEI, but in 2017 the top two names were Ava and Liam.
Source: Here are P.E.I.’s top baby names of 2019
According to New York City’s Department of Health, the most popular baby names in the city in 2018 were Emma and Liam.
Here are New York City’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Emma (501 born in NYC in 2018)
- Liam (779 born in NYC in 2018)
In the girls’ top 10, Amelia and Chloe replace Emily and Abigail.
In the boys’ top 10, Alexander replaces Jayden.
In 2017, the top two names were also Emma and Liam.
Within each of the five boroughs, the top baby names were…
- Manhattan: Emma and Noah
- Bronx: Isabella and Liam
- Brooklyn: Esther and David
- Queens: Mia and Liam
- Staten Island: Mia and Michael
And, finally, a few of the baby names bestowed just 10 times each in NYC last year were the girl names Aminah, Ida and Zadie, and the boy names Bentley, Lucian and Warren.
Source: The Top Baby Names of 2018
According to the Government of Ontario, the most popular baby names in the province in 2018 were Olivia and Liam.
Here are Ontario’s top 5 girl names and top 5 boy names of 2018:
In the boys’ top 5, Lucas replaces Logan.
The girls’ top 5, on the other hand, features the same 5 names.
In 2017, the top two names overall were Olivia and Noah.
Source: Olivia and Liam are the Most Popular Baby Names in Ontario
According to Italy’s Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, the most popular baby names in the country in 2018 were Sofia and Leonardo.
Here are Italy’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Sofia, 6,400 baby girls
- Giulia, 5,917
- Aurora, 5,862
- Alice, 3,741
- The Italian pronunciation is a-LEE-cheh (as opposed to AL-iss in English).
- Ginevra, 3,688
- Emma, 3,481
- Giorgia, 3,251
- Greta, 3,043
- Beatrice, 3,030
- Anna, 2,762
- Leonardo, 7,690 baby boys
- Francesco, 6,519
- Alessandro, 5,660
- Lorenzo, 5,566
- Mattia, 5,474
- Andrea, 5,016
- Gabriele, 4,721
- Riccardo, 4,456
- Tommaso, 4,181
- Edoardo, 3,776
In the girls’ top 10, Anna replaces Martina.
In the boys’ top 10, Edoardo replaces Matteo.
In 2017, the top names were Sofia and Francesco.
Source: How Many Babies Are Named…? (Istat)
According to INSEE (Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques), the most popular baby names in France in 2018 were Emma and Gabriel.
Here are France’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Emma, 4,369 baby girls
- Jade, 3,977
- Louise, 3,766
- Alice, 3,313
- Chloé, 3126
- Lina, 2,908
- Léa, 2798
- Rose, 2,720
- Anna, 2,603
- Mila, 2,581
- Gabriel, 5,419 baby boys
- Raphaël, 4591
- Léo, 4446
- Louis, 4415
- Lucas, 3979
- Adam, 3897
- Arthur, 3755
- Jules, 3698
- Hugo, 3686
- Maël, 3259
Two baby names that are trendy in France right now are Kylian and Aya — Kylian because of French soccer player Kylian Mbappé, and Aya because of French-Malian pop singer Aya Nakamura.
Strangely, I’ve never covered the French rankings before. I have posted about Paris a couple of times, though.
Sources: Classement des prénoms en France depuis 1900 – Insee, The ‘foreign’ baby name that’s still top of the charts in France