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Popularity of the Baby Name Oliver


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Popular Baby Names on PEI, 2021

prince edward island

According to Prince Edward Island’s Vital Statistics Office, the most popular baby names on the island in 2021 were Alice and Oliver.

Here are PEI’s top girl names and top boy names of 2021:

Girl Names

  1. Alice, 9 baby girls
  2. Scarlett, 8
  3. Grace, Isla & Ivy, 6 each (3-way tie)
  4. Amelia, Anna, Annie, Ava, Charlotte, Ella, Ellie, Everly, Isabella, Lexi, Lucy, Maeve, Olivia, Sophia, Sophie & Willow, 5 each (16-way tie)
  5. Adeline, Eliza, Eloise, Evelyn, Georgia, Katherine, Kinsley, Nova* & Sadie, 4 each (9-way tie)
  6. Abigail, Adalyn, Addison, Brynlee, Claire, Clara, Emery, Iris, Lydia, Lyla, Nina, Sarah & Skylar, 3 each (13-way tie)

Boy Names

  1. Oliver, 13 baby boys
  2. Jack & Theo, 11 each (tie)
  3. Liam, 9
  4. Austin, Ezra, Jackson, Leo & Noah, 8 each (5-way tie)
  5. Benjamin, Emmett, Ethan, Lucas* & Theodore, 7 each (5-way tie)
  6. Charlie, Henry, Luca & William, 6 each (4-way tie)
  7. Gavin, Hudson, James, Owen & Rowan, 5 each (5-way tie)
  8. Arlo, Beau, Bennett, Elijah, Elliot, Everett, Finn, Levi, Lincoln, Max, Remy, Ryker, Sawyer, Simon, Walter & Weston, 4 each (16-way tie)

These rankings are based on data covering the year up to December 13th. By that date, 619 baby girls and 704 baby boys had been born on the island.

Unexpectedly, PEI released a complete — albeit provisional — list of baby names this time around. So this year we get to check out some of the rare names bestowed just once on the island last year:

Unique Girl NamesUnique Boy Names
Anamika, Athaliah, Brayleigh, Cloud Jrai, Drienne, Élodie, Fearyn, Gray, Haddow, Ishani, Jorie, Kasia, Lorriel, Meekhal, Morayo, Neeltje, Olive-Belle, Paloma, Rilla, Ruthy, Seren, Sudisha, Tomi, Valeah, ZeraAbdul-Rahman, Bane, Berrick, Chivir, Draven, Elon, Felix, Grayden, Hanzebriel, Ibaad, Jordy, Kelton, Leonidas, Maniriho, Marchbank, Najid, Oaks, Porter, Ranaridh, Revel, Sulla, Tully, Wyndham, Yanick, Zeyang

The boy name Bane may have been inspired by the DC Comics supervillain Bane, and the boy name Ranaridh is similar to the name of former Cambodian prime minister Norodom Ranariddh, who died in late 2021.

(More of PEI’s unique baby names can be found on Patreon.)

Finally, in 2020, the top baby names on the island were Nora/Charlotte (tie) and Hudson.

*Nova and Lucas might actually be 4th-place names. My source included conflicting information.

Source: Alice, Oliver most popular P.E.I. baby names in 2021 (12/29)

Popular Baby Names in ACT (Canberra), 2021

Canberra/ACT

According to ACT Government, the most popular baby names in the Australian Capital Territory in 2021 were Charlotte and Henry/Oliver.

Here are the ACT’s top girl names and top boy names of 2021:

Girl Names

  1. Charlotte
  2. Matilda
  3. Grace
  4. Ivy & Olivia (tie)
  5. Amelia
  6. Hazel & Sophia (tie)
  7. Ella & Mia (tie)

Boy Names

  1. Henry & Oliver (tie)
  2. William
  3. Theodore
  4. Thomas
  5. Leo
  6. Noah
  7. Jack
  8. Archer
  9. Charlie

These 2021 rankings are based on provisional data that covers most of the year, but not all of it.

In 2020, the top names were Charlotte and William.

Sources: ACT’s most popular baby names 2021 (12/28), Most popular baby names by year

Popular Baby Names in Manitoba, 2020

Manitoba

According to Manitoba’s Vital Statistics Agency, the most popular baby names in the province last year were Olivia and Liam.

Oddly, Manitoba didn’t publish two gender-specific sets of rankings for 2020. Instead, the province’s annual report featured a single set of rankings that combined both genders.

So here are Manitoba’s top 10 baby names overall for 2020:

  1. Liam
  2. Olivia
  3. Oliver
  4. Noah
  5. Levi
  6. James
  7. Lucas
  8. Sophia
  9. Amelia
  10. Emily, Theodore (tied)

From this, we can deduce that…

  • The top four girl names were Olivia, Sophia, Amelia and Emily.
  • The top seven boy names were Liam, Oliver, Noah, Levi, James, Lucas, and Theodore.

We don’t have enough information to compare these rankings to the 2019 rankings, but we do know that the top two names stayed the same, and that Oliver jumped from 8th place to 2nd place.

Sources: Annual Report | Manitoba Vital Statistics Branch | Province of Manitoba, Annual Report 2020-2021 (pdf)

Top Baby Names in Newfoundland and Labrador, 2020

Newfoundland and Labrador

According to Open Data Newfoundland and Labrador, the most popular baby names in the province in 2020 were Amelia/Emilia and Jaxson/Jaxon/Jackson.

Here are NL’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2020:

Girl Names

  1. Amelia/Emilia
  2. Olivia/Ohlivea
  3. Norah/Nora
  4. Madelyn/Madaline/Madalyn/Madeline/Madelynn/Madilyn
  5. Lily/Lilly
  6. Emily/Emmalee
  7. Ellie
  8. Emma
  9. Ella
  10. Ava

Boy Names

  1. Jaxson/Jaxon/Jackson
  2. Jack
  3. William
  4. Liam
  5. James
  6. Benjamin
  7. Luke/Luc
  8. Lincoln/Lincon/Linkin
  9. Greyson/Grayson/Graysen
  10. Thomas

In the girls’ top 10, the Norah-group, the Madelyn-group, the Lily-group, Ellie, and Ella replaced Charlotte, the Callie-group, the Adalynn-group, the Scarlet-group, and the Chloe-group.

In the boys’ top 10, William, the Lincoln-group, and Thomas replaced Noah, Owen, and Oliver.

In 2019, the top two names in Newfoundland and Labrador were Emma and the Jackson-group.

Source: Top 100 Baby Names | Open Data Newfoundland and Labrador

Popular Baby Names in Hungary, 2020

Hungary

According to data from the Hungary’s Ministry of the Interior, the most popular baby names in the country in 2020 were (again!) Hanna and Bence.

Below are Hungary’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names for each of the last four years (since 2016):

Girl Names

2017201820192020
1HannaHannaHannaHanna
2AnnaZoéAnnaAnna
3ZoéAnnaZoéZoé
4LucaEmmaLucaLéna
5EmmaLucaLénaLuca
6ZsófiaLénaEmmaEmma
7JázminZsófiaZsófiaZsófia
8NóraBoglárkaLiliBoglárka
9BoglárkaJázminBoglárkaLili
10LénaLiliMiraMira

Boy Names

2017201820192020
1BenceBenceBenceBence
2MátéMátéMátéMáté
3LeventeDominikLeventeDominik
4NoelMarcellDominikLevente
5ÁdámLeventeMarcellNoel
6MarcellNoelNoelDániel
7DominikÁdámÁdámZalán
8DávidDánielDánielMarcell
9DánielMilánDávidOlivér
10MilánDávidOlivérÁdám

Finally, here are a few of the interesting names I noticed in Hungary’s recent top-100 lists (2017-2020):

  • Boróka (f), pronounced BO-ro-kaw , from the Hungarian word boróka, meaning “juniper.”
  • Csenge (f), pronounced CHENG-geh, derived from the Hungarian word cseng, meaning “to ring, clang.”
  • Csongor (m), pronounced CHONG-gor, possibly derived from a Turkic word meaning “falcon.”
  • Emese (f), pronounced EH-meh-sheh, possibly derived from the Finno-Ugric word eme, meaning “mother.”
    • This was the name of the grandmother of Árpád (845-907), considered by many Hungarians to be the founder of the country.
  • Hanga (f), pronounced HAWNG-gaw, from the Hungarian word hanga, meaning “heather.”
  • Szabolcs (m), pronounced SAW-bolch, of unknown meaning but possibly derived from a Slavic word meaning “marten.”

Sources: Statistics – Hungary’s Deputy State Secretariat for the Administration of the Ministry of the Interior, Behind the Name