(A little lower down were George, Rhett, and Jude.)
These lists include the same names that appeared on the 2020 lists, but in both cases the names are in a slightly different order.
And, of course, here’s the usual disclaimer: I left out the borderline boy names (Owen, Wyatt, Charles, Miles/Myles, Ryan, Ian, Rowan, Gael) that can be pronounced with either one or two syllables, depending upon the accent of the speaker. Notably, all nine of these names ranked higher than both Chase and Cole.
Years ago, I discovered three documents with relatively complete lists of births for the city of Providence, Rhode Island, for the years 1866, 1867, and 1868. I’ve already created Providence’s baby name rankings for 1866 and 1867 using the first two documents, and today (finally!) I’ve got the third set of rankings for you.
Let’s start with some stats:
1,762 babies were born in Providence in 1868, by my count. According to the introduction of the document I’m using a source, however, the total number is 1,866. I don’t know how to account for this discrepancy.
1,617 of these babies (791 girls and 826 boys) had names that were known at the time of publication. The other 145 babies got blank spaces. Either their names hadn’t been registered yet, or they hadn’t been named yet, or perhaps these babies died young and never received a name.
284 unique names (143 girl names and 141 boy names) were shared among these 1,617 babies.
And now, on to the names!
A quick look at the top 5 girl names and boy names in Providence in 1868:
Top baby girl names
Top baby boy names
1. Mary 2. Catherine 3. Sarah 4. Ellen 5. Margaret
1. John 2. William 3. James 4. Charles 5. George
All Girl Names
Mary, 149 baby girls
Clara & Martha, 11 each (tie)
Hannah & Lucy, 10 each (tie)
Bridget, Grace, Jennie, Julia & Maria, 9 each (5-way tie)
Annie, Florence, Jane, Minnie & Susan, 8 each (5-way tie)
Agnes, Caroline, Cora, Ella & Harriet, 7 each (5-way tie)
Last year, Saskatchewan welcomed a total of 14,170 babies.
What were the most popular names among these babies? Olivia and Liam.
Here are Saskatchewan’s top 20 girl names and top 20 boy names of 2020:
Olivia, 79 baby girls
Ava, 37 (tie)
Harper, 37 (tie)
Addison, 35 (3-way tie)
Ellie, 35 (3-way tie)
Scarlett, 35 (3-way tie)
Charlotte, 32 (tie)
Isla, 32 (tie)
Abigail, 29 (tie)
Aurora, 29 (tie)
Liam, 74 baby boys
Noah, 47 (tie)
William, 47 (tie)
Benjamin, 43 (tie)
Theodore, 43 (tie)
Bennett, 41 (4-way tie)
Henry, 41 (4-way tie)
Lincoln, 41 (4-way tie)
Luke, 41 (4-way tie)
Maverick, 39 (tie)
Owen, 39 (tie)
James, 38 (tie)
Levi, 38 (tie)
In the preliminary rankings (which covered the year up to December 9th), the top ten boy names included the name Maverick. In these finalized rankings, however, Maverick came in 14th — right below Luke.