Canada’s Baby Name Observatory

Who knew that Statistics Canada keeps track of the popularity of baby names. The record goes back to 1991.

For 2021, the latest available, Olivia takes top where it has been for all but two years since 2010. In 1991 it was 64th.

Noah takes top spot for boys in 2021. It’s been in the top ten since 2005 having rocketed up the chart from 322nd in 1991.

What goes up must come down. Jessica and Michael, which were the most popular in 1991, are 313th and  59th respectively in 2021.

Check names of interest in Canada’s Baby Name Observatory at

2 Replies to “Canada’s Baby Name Observatory”

  1. I see Liam is still holding strong…my oldest nephew, Liam, was born in 1997…there are lots of young people around the same age with that name…interesting to note its enduring appeal.

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