Benjamin, Olivia top baby names

Press Release

Benjamin and Olivia are the most popular names for boys and girls born in Ontario.
Liam slipped to second place after holding the top spot for boys’ names for five years running while Olivia has remained the most popular baby girl’s name in Ontario since 2008.
The top girls’ names are Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, Ava, and Sophia.
The top boys’ names are Benjamin, Liam, Noah, Ethan, and Lucas.
Lincoln made it in the top 20 for the first time in history of Ontario baby names.
Since the television series “The Crown” launched, Ontario’s top baby names have seen a royal increase, with a jump in Elizabeths, Margarets, and Winstons.
After naming their newborns, parents have up to 30 days to register their child’s birth.
ServiceOntario’s easy-to-use online 4-in-1 Newborn Bundle tops the list of best ways to register a birth.
In a few easy clicks, parents can register their child’s birth, as well as apply for their birth certificate, social insurance number, and child benefits.
“Life as a new parent can be overwhelming,” said Government and Consumer Services minister Tracy MacCharles.
“ServiceOntario is making it easier for new parents to access the services they need, through the 4-in-1 Bundle,” she added.
“Parents can register their newborns quickly, securely, and easily so that they can get back to what’s important-caring for their newborns.”
ServiceOntario’s 4-in-1 Newborn Bundle was the first of its kind in Canada when it launched in 2007.
Since then, more than 1.2 million newborns have been registered in Ontario using the service.