According to Retraite Québec, the most popular baby names in Quebec in 2019 were Olivia and Liam.
Here are the province’s top 10 girl names and top
10 11 boy names of 2019:
- Olivia, 549 baby girls
- Emma, 517
- Alice, 513
- Charlie, 499
- Charlotte, 497
- Lea, 465
- Florence, 418
- Livia, 407
- Rosalie, 354
- Beatrice, 343
- Liam, 695 baby boys
- William, 659
- Thomas, 648
- Leo, 596
- Noah, 585
- Logan, 561
- Nathan, 505
- Felix, 492
- Raphael, 489
- Edouard, 482 (tied)
- Emile, 482 (tied)
In the girls’ top 10, Rosalie re-entered and ousted Zoe (now ranked 15th).
In the boys’ top 10, Raphael and Emile replaced Jacob (now ranked 12th).
Here are some of the baby names that were bestowed just once in Quebec last year:
|Unique Girl Names||Unique Boy Names|
|Allegresse, Berangere, Clarity, Daxia, Elixanne, Fenskerly, Flechanne, Gersia, Hugh-Laury, Izalie, Judicia-Wonder, Klermona, Lyriel, Merope, Nelli Nord, Nelsy, Ophelia Gipsy, Pleroma, Qetzia, Ryzlene, Sarassie, Thiziri, Tulugaq, Umi, Virgo, Waapikun, Xochitl Lilou, Yrina, Zackaelle||Azai, Bonheur, Chalifix, Chogyal, Delson, Espoir, Fesley, Guerby, Heliodore, Inupak, Jeff-Smart, Kapukutat, Keawolf, Light-Shine, Miami-Liam Zion, Nendley, Ochre, Osric, Pelly, Quintus, Ronnoco, Skysun, Tiki Bolt, Ulrick, Vainqueur, Wibnerley, Xayren, Yalas, Zephyr Meteor|
Background and/or possible explanations for some of the above:
- Allegresse (allégresse) means “elation, joy, gladness” in French.
- Hugh-Laury…a reference to English actor Hugh Laurie?
- Merope is one of the seven Pleiades.
- Tulugaq means “raven” in Inupiaq.
- Bonhuer means “happiness” in French.
- Espoir means “hope” in French.
- Vainqueur means “conqueror” or “victor, winner” in French.
In 2018, the top two names in Quebec were Emma and William.
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