Ontario’s most popular baby names over the past 100 years

Olivia and Noah were top baby names for 2017

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The Ontario government has released a list of the top 20 gendered baby names in Ontario over the past 100 years, and Marie and Joseph top the list.

Second on the list is Mary and John, followed by Jennifer and Robert.

The province, which issues birth certificates, has been tracking baby names since 1917.

For 2017, the top baby names are Olivia and Noah. Emma and Liam were the second most popular, followed by Charlotte and Benjamin.

The top emerging baby names in Ontario last year were Amelia and Logan.

Here’s the full list of the top 20 baby names for 2017 and for the past 100 years:

Top 20 Baby Names for 2017

  Girl Boy
1. Olivia Noah
2. Emma Liam
3. Charlotte Benjamin
4. Ava William
5. Amelia Logan
6. Sophia Lucas
7. Evelyn Jacob
8. Abigail/Chloe Ethan
9. Ella Oliver
10. Emily James
11. Isabella/Mia Nathan
12. Hannah Jack
13. Aria Alexander
14. Isla Owen
15. Mila Lincoln
16. Scarlett Adam
17. Grace Mason
18. Claire Daniel
19. Avery/Sofia Henry
20. Lily Jackson

Top 20 Baby Names for 1917 to 2017

  Girl Boy
1. Marie Joseph
2. Mary John
3. Jennifer Robert
4. Margaret Michael
5. Patricia David
6. Elizabeth William
7. Sarah James
8. Susan Christopher
9. Linda Daniel
10. Barbara Richard
11. Karen Matthew
12. Jessica Donald
13. Sandra Thomas
14. Catherine Paul
15. Lisa Andrew
16. Michelle Brian
17. Laura Mark
18. Amanda Kenneth
19. Nancy Ronald
20. Emily Peter

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