In the future, there will be hundreds of meetings where two women introduce themselves and say, “Hi, my name is Olivia,” while another says, “Me too.”
This is because the province has published a list of the top baby names in Ontario in 2020, and Olivia was in the top among the girls for the 11thth years in a row, according to a statement from the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.
A ministry spokesman told Global News that preliminary figures show that 762 babies were named Olivia across the province last year. This is a drop from 933 a year earlier.
There have now been close to 10,000 Olivias born in Ontario since 2010.
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Olivia is not alone in the ongoing popularity contest, as Charlotte and Emma have also been in the top five since 2017.
It’s probably not because of actress Isla Fisher, but Isla was the lone newcomer in the girls’ top 10, finishing as the seventh most popular name in 2020.
The rest of the top 10 included Amelia, Sophia, Ava, Chloe, Evelyn and Mia.
For the boys, it was another strong year for Oasis names as Noah and Liam finished as No. 1 and No. 2, which is a flip-flop from the 2019 rankings.
A ministry spokesman said Noah was actually a little more popular in 2020 than Olivia, as their preliminary report shows parents gave 785 bouncing baby boys to handle.
Theodore and Leo were new entries on the list and finished as No. 7 and No. 10, while the list also included Benjamin, Oliver, Jack, Lucas, William and Ethan.
Because parents can wait to register baby names for 12 months, it takes the province a year to release the list of top names throughout the province.
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