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Ontario’s most popular baby names for 2020

Parents should register their child's birth within 30 days of welcoming their newborns
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The top baby names in Ontario for 2020 were Olivia and Noah.

Olivia has now been the top baby girl name in Ontario for over a decade, with 11 consecutive years in the number one spot. Its origin is English, Finnish, Italian, Latin, Spanish and means olive.

Charlotte also continues as the second-most popular name for girls.

Noah took the top spot as the most popular name for boys for the second year in a row. Its origin is Hebrew according to Belly Ballot and means "rest comfortably."

Liam followed closely behind and this year Isla, Theodore, and Leo entered the top 10.

The top 10 names for girls and boys, respectively, in 2020 were:

  1. Olivia
  2. Charlotte
  3. Emma
  4. Amelia
  5. Sophia
  6. Ava
  7. Isla
  8. Chloe
  9. Evelyn
  10. Mia
  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Benjamin
  4. Oliver
  5. Jack
  6. Lucas
  7. Theodore
  8. William
  9. Ethan
  10. Leo

Parents should register their child's birth within 30 days of welcoming their newborns.

ServiceOntario's 5-in-1 Newborn Bundle was updated this past fall, making it even easier to register a birth. The refreshed Newborn Bundle allows parents to quickly apply for their child’s birth certificate, Social Insurance Number, Canada Child Benefits (including the Ontario Child Benefit), and Education Savings Referral service all through one application.