Noah and Olivia ranked top baby names in Ontario in 2017


TORONTO: What are the most popular names for new-born babies in Ontario?

Well, for the boys, top fives names in 2017 were Noah, Liam, Benjamin, William and Logan.

For girls, the top five names were Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, Ava and Amelia.

The year 2017 marks  the 100th anniversary of recording baby names in Ontario.

A government statement says that Marie and Joseph rank as the most popular names for girls and boys born in Ontario over the past 100 years.

Since the 1920s, Marie remained the most popular girls name for four decades, followed closely by Mary. As for boys, Joseph ranked the first-choice name for over a 30-year period.

After naming their newborns, parents have up to 30 days to register their child ‘s birth to  apply for their birth certificate, Social Insurance Number, Canada Child Benefit and Education Savings Referral service.

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