Province releases top baby names for London, Southwestern Ontario

Elias Hubbard
December 19, 2017

When it comes to baby names, Ontario's long-reigning queen has been joined by a new king.

Liam slipped to second place after holding the top spot for boy names for five years running, while Olivia remains the most popular baby girl name in Ontario since 2008.

The top tens boys' names were Benjamin, Liam, Noah, Ethan, Lucas, William, Jacob, Oliver, James and Logan.

Emma, Charlotte, Ava, Elle and Emily make up the rest of the city's top five in 2016. It's the ninth straight year Olivia has been the most popular girls' name in the province.

In Southwestern Ontario, Benjamin and Emma were the top names a year ago.

For the first time, Lincoln cracked the top 20 for Ontario's most common baby names. Royal names for babies are on the rise after the television series The Crown was released on Netflix, the ministry noted.

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