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Olivia and Liam Remain the Most Popular Baby Names in Ontario

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Olivia and Liam Remain the Most Popular Baby Names in Ontario

Ontario Making It Easier for Parents to Register Newborns Online

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

For the third consecutive year, Olivia and Liam are the most popular names for girls and boys born in Ontario. 

Olivia has been the most popular name for girls since 2008. Emma, Sophia, Ava and Charlotte- this year's only new addition - round out the top five. For boys, Ethan, Lucas, Noah and Benjamin make up the top five.

Many names not in the top five seem to have been inspired by popular TV shows. Shows like Sons of Anarchy have inspired 70 babies named Jax, 58 named Gemma and 48 named Abel. Breaking Bad fans won't be surprised that we also had 104 babies named Skylar, 87 named Jesse and 18 baby Walters.

Ontario gives parents up to one year to register their newborn's birth online. Through the easy-to-use 4-in-1 Newborn Bundle, they can register their child's birth and apply for their birth certificate, social insurance number and Canada child benefits, including the Ontario child benefit, in one easy step. Birth certificates ordered online are guaranteed to be mailed within 15 business days or they're free.

Making it easier for families to access important government services when and where they need them is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.

Quick Facts

  • More than 99.5 per cent of birth certificates ordered online have been delivered on time.
  • ServiceOntario’s 4-in-1 Newborn Bundle was the first of its kind in Canada when it launched in 2007. Since then, more than 995,274 newborns have been registered in Ontario using the service.
  • The Ontario child benefit provides up to $1,210 per child per year for nearly one million children to help support Ontario families.

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David Orazietti

“With the ease of the 4-in-1 Newborn Bundle, parents can register their newborn baby online from the comfort of their own homes. By saving new parents time in line, we are helping them to enjoy those precious moments of new parenthood.”

David Orazietti

Minister of Government and Consumer Services

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