Popular baby names in Ontario (Canada), 2015

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According to data released yesterday by Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, the most popular baby names in the province last year were Olivia and Liam.

Here are Ontario’s official top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2015:

Girl Names

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Charlotte
  4. Ava
  5. Sophia
  6. Emily
  7. Abigail
  8. Isabella
  9. Amelia and Mia (tie)
  10. Ella

Boy Names

  1. Liam
  2. Benjamin
  3. Noah
  4. Lucas
  5. Ethan
  6. William
  7. Nathan
  8. Logan
  9. Mason
  10. Jacob

According to the news release, “Tenley, Riaan and Eason are brand new to the list this year.” I’m pretty sure this is a reference to the top 100, not the full list, as I doubt a name like Tenley has never been used in Ontario before.

In Ontario’s provisional data for 2015, Ethan ranked 2nd, which is interesting.

Also released before 2015 was over was an alternative set of rankings that had variant spellings lumped together. In this set of rankings, the Sophia name-group and the Jackson name-group took the top spots.

Girl name-groups

  1. Sophia/Sofia/Sofiya
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma/Ema
  4. Ava/Avah
  5. Charlotte

Boy name-groups

  1. Jackson/Jaxon/Jaxson/Jaxen/Jaxxon/Jaxyn
  2. Liam
  3. Lucas/Lukas
  4. Jacob/Jakob/Jaycob
  5. Ethan

Sources: Olivia is the Most Popular Baby Name in Ontario, Ontario’s Top 25 Baby Names for 2015, Sophia and Jackson are the Most Popular Baby Names in Ontario

Image: Adapted from Flag of Ontario (public domain)

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