NOTE: A list of the top 20 baby names for boys and girls for 2014 follows this release.
According to Nova Scotia’s Registry of Vital Statistics, those who wrote Emma or Liam on a birth certificate this year were not alone. At least 62 Emma’s and 59 Liam’s were born in the province.
“Having a baby is a wonderful, exciting and life-changing experience,” said Mark Furey, Minister of Service Nova Scotia. “Congratulations to all those who welcomed our newest Nova Scotians into their families this year.”
Following Emma and Liam, of the 7,618 registered births in Nova Scotia this year, the top five girls’ names were Olivia, Ava, Sadie, and a tie between Abigail and Lily, and the top five boys’ names were Benjamin, William, Owen, and a tie between Ethan and Lucas.
The most popular names have remained fairly consistent over the past few years with only a few new names on the list for 2014. New to the top 20 are Claire, Amelia, Sarah, Nora, and Peyton for girls and Oliver, Luke, Gavin, Connor, John and Gabriel for boys.