When it comes to being a parent, naming your child is an incredibly special moment and one you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
While there is an endless range of names to choose from, there are a few names that are more common than others.
A recent news release from the Ontario government revealed the most popular baby names in Ontario for 2017 and of all time.
According to the news release, Marie and Joseph have ranked as the most popular names for boys and girls born in the province over the past 100 years.
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“Since the Roaring Twenties, Marie ranked as the most popular girls name for four decades, followed closely by Mary,” reads the Ontario government news release.
“Joseph ranked first in boy names over a 30-year period.”
The most popular girls names for 2017 are as follows.
The most popular boys names for 2017 are as follows.
Click the following link to view the Ontario Top Baby Names for 2017 in full.
Is your name on this list?
After naming their newborn, parents have up to 30 days to register a child’s birth. And now, the Ontario government is making this process much easier.
“ServiceOntario’s easy-to-use online 5-in-1 Newborn Bundle is the best way to register a birth,” reads the Ontario government news release.
“In a few easy clicks, parents can register their child’s birth and apply for their birth certificate, Social Insurance Number, Canada Child Benefit and Education Savings Referral service.”
In 2017 the Ontario government celebrated its 100th anniversary of recording baby names.