Back in July of this year, popular baby name website Nameberry released a list of the most-searched baby names of 2011. Not surprisingly, newsworthy names like Adele and Pippa were getting a lot of love.
Now that the year is officially winding down, we have a more accurate picture of Canada’s top baby names for 2011. For example, the Ontario government website announced that this year, the names Ethan and Olivia were the province’s most popular. Reporter Ian Vandaelle took a closer look at Canadian name trends for an article in The National Post. Some of his more interesting findings:
• “Old-fashioned” baby names are enjoying a resurgence, with Beatrice and Maude cracking the top 100 at #74 and #85, respectively.
• The name Nevaeh may not be popular with some people, but it’s popular enough that it made the Top 100 list for the first time this year, sitting at #93, nationally.
• 18 of the most popular names for girls begin with the letter “A.”
You can read the full National Post article here. Wondering what the next “Olivia” and “Ethan” will be? Nameberry is already sharing their predictions for 2012.
Are you surprised by this year’s most popular baby names? What was your favourite baby name this year? Let us know in the comments below! And if you’re looking for some baby name inspiration, check out our baby name database.