How popular is the baby name Oliver in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Oliver.
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:
Alice, 9 baby girls Scarlett, 8 Grace, Isla & Ivy, 6 each (3-way tie) Amelia, Anna, Annie, Ava, Charlotte, Ella, Ellie, Everly, Isabella, Lexi, Lucy, Maeve, Olivia, Sophia, Sophie & Willow, 5 each (16-way tie) Adeline, Eliza, Eloise, Evelyn, Georgia, Katherine, Kinsley, Nova* & Sadie, 4 each (9-way tie) Abigail, Adalyn, Addison, Brynlee, Claire, Clara, Emery, Iris, Lydia, Lyla, Nina, Sarah & Skylar, 3 each (13-way tie)
Oliver, 13 baby boys Jack & Theo, 11 each (tie) Liam, 9 Austin, Ezra, Jackson, Leo & Noah, 8 each (5-way tie) Benjamin, Emmett, Ethan, Lucas* & Theodore, 7 each (5-way tie) Charlie, Henry, Luca & William, 6 each (4-way tie) Gavin, Hudson, James, Owen & Rowan, 5 each (5-way tie) 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 Names Unique 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, Zera Abdul-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.
PEI’s unique baby names can be found on Patreon.)
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.
Alice, Oliver most popular P.E.I. baby names in 2021 (12/29)
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:
Charlotte Matilda Grace Ivy & Olivia (tie) Amelia Hazel & Sophia (tie) Ella & Mia (tie)
Henry & Oliver (tie) William Theodore Thomas Leo Noah Jack Archer Charlie
These 2021 rankings are based on provisional data that covers most of the year, but not all of it.
2020, the top names were Charlotte and William.
ACT’s most popular baby names 2021 (12/28), Most popular baby names by year
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:
Liam Olivia Oliver Noah Levi James Lucas Sophia Amelia 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.
Annual Report | Manitoba Vital Statistics Branch | Province of Manitoba, Annual Report 2020-2021 (pdf)
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:
Amelia/Emilia Olivia/Ohlivea Norah/Nora Madelyn/Madaline/Madalyn/Madeline/Madelynn/Madilyn Lily/Lilly Emily/Emmalee Ellie Emma Ella Ava
Jaxson/Jaxon/Jackson Jack William Liam James Benjamin Luke/Luc Lincoln/Lincon/Linkin Greyson/Grayson/Graysen 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.
Top 100 Baby Names | Open Data Newfoundland and Labrador
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
2017 2018 2019 2020 1 Hanna Hanna Hanna Hanna 2 Anna Zoé Anna Anna 3 Zoé Anna Zoé Zoé 4 Luca Emma Luca Léna 5 Emma Luca Léna Luca 6 Zsófia Léna Emma Emma 7 Jázmin Zsófia Zsófia Zsófia 8 Nóra Boglárka Lili Boglárka 9 Boglárka Jázmin Boglárka Lili 10 Léna Lili Mira Mira
2017 2018 2019 2020 1 Bence Bence Bence Bence 2 Máté Máté Máté Máté 3 Levente Dominik Levente Dominik 4 Noel Marcell Dominik Levente 5 Ádám Levente Marcell Noel 6 Marcell Noel Noel Dániel 7 Dominik Ádám Ádám Zalán 8 Dávid Dániel Dániel Marcell 9 Dániel Milán Dávid Olivér 10 Milán Dávid Olivér Ádám
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 , meaning “juniper.” boróka Csenge (f), pronounced CHENG-geh, derived from the Hungarian word , meaning “to ring, clang.” cseng 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 , meaning “heather.” hanga Szabolcs (m), pronounced SAW-bolch, of unknown meaning but possibly derived from a Slavic word meaning “marten.”
Statistics – Hungary’s Deputy State Secretariat for the Administration of the Ministry of the Interior, Behind the Name