Ethan has been the most popular name for baby boys in Ontario for the third year in a row while Olivia overtook Emma in the top spot for girls’ names.
The top 10 names also include Jacob, Matthew, Nathan, and Joshua for boys and Emma, Ava, Emily, and Isabella for girls.
The province is making it easier for parents to register their newborn’s birth and name online from the comfort of home.
Parents now can apply for a birth certificate, a Social Insurance Number, and Canada Child Benefits, including the Ontario Child Benefit, using Ontario’s online Newborn Registration Service.
That’s four separate applications now combined into one easy-to-use online process.
Ontario also offers a service guarantee for birth certificates ordered online—delivered in 15 business days, or it’s free.
Since the service guarantee began in 2005, more than 99.8 percent have been delivered on time.
The Ontario Registrar General compiles annual lists of given baby names from registered births in the province.
Parents have up to one year to register a child’s birth.