The Most Popular Canadian Names in 2014 by Province and Territory

Since I reported the most popular Canadian names in 2013 (by province and territory), it has been one of my most popular posts. I’m happy to update that report with 2014 popularity data, provided by Today’s Parent.com.

Here are the top-20 baby names for boys and girls in: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan. Unfortunately, the popularity data available for Northwest Territories,  Prince Edward Island, and Yukon Territories was less complete; and I was unable to obtain any data for Nunavut.

I think it will be helpful if I use one asterisk to indicate names that were only popular in one province or territory in 2014 and two asterisks to indicate names that were popular in two provinces or territories. This will quickly enable you to spot names that are broadly popular throughout Canada and names whose popularity is limited to one or two provinces and territories.

Baby Names Whose Popularity was Limited to One Province or Territory:

Quebec: There were 21 baby names which were only popular in Quebec. Girls’ names more popular in Quebec than in the rest of Canada include French names: Juliette and Camille; prototypical English Names: Victoria and Alice; gender-neutral names: Charlie and Laurence; and names spelled differently than in other provinces: Lea (instead of Leah) and Zoe (instead of Zoey). Boy’s names popular in Quebec that are not as popular in the rest of Canada include: Alexis, Felix, Emile, Charles, Adam and Leo.

Newfoundland and Labrador: Names more popular in Newfoundland and Labrador (than in the rest of Canada) included Parker, Landon, Ryan, Kayden and Chase for boys; Allie,  Sarah, and Anna for girls.

Saskatchewan: Names more popular in Saskatchewan (than in the rest of Canada) included both Jase and Bentley for boys; Brielle, Sabella and Aubrey for girls.

Yukon Territory: Names more popular in the Yukon Territory (than in the rest of Canada) included: Connor, Declan, Everett, Flynn, Nolan and Sawyer for boys; and Alexa, Julia and Kaylee for girls.

Nova Scotia: Names that were more  popular in Nova Scotia (than in the rest of Canada) included Jaxson for boys; and Claire for girls.

British Columbia: Girls’ names that were more popular in British Columbia (than in the rest of Canada) included Natalie and Scarlett.

Manitoba: Grayson is a boys’ name that was more popular in Manitoba (than in the rest of Canada).

New Brunswick: Caleb is a boys’ name that was more popular in New Brunswick (than in the rest of Canada).

Ottawa: All the top-20 names for boys and girls were also popular in three or more other provinces and territories.

Alberta: All the top-20 names for boys and girls were also popular in three or more other provinces and territories.

Alberta

Boys

  1. Liam
  2. Lucas
  3. Ethan
  4. Noah
  5. Logan
  6. Benjamin
  7. William
  8. Jacob
  9. Mason
  10. Carter
  11. Alexander
  12. Jack
  13. Nathan
  14. Samuel
  15. Owen
  16. Oliver
  17. Hunter
  18. Jackson
  19. James
  20. Jaxon

Girls

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Emily
  4. Sophia
  5. Ava
  6. Avery
  7. Abigail
  8. Charlotte
  9. Chloe
  10. Lily
  11. Ella
  12. Isabella
  13. Hannah
  14. Amelia
  15. Brooklyn
  16. Madison
  17. Sadie
  18. Grace
  19. Mia
  20. Elizabeth

British Columbia

Boys

  1. Liam
  2. Mason
  3. Ethan
  4. Lucas
  5. Benjamin
  6. Logan
  7. William
  8. Alexander
  9. Oliver
  10. Noah
  11. James
  12. Jacob
  13. Owen
  14. Jack
  15. Nathan
  16. Carter
  17. Daniel
  18. Hunter
  19. Jackson
  20. Jayden

Girls

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Sophia
  4. Emily
  5. Ava
  6. Chloe
  7. Charlotte
  8. Ella
  9. Avery
  10. Hannah
  11. Isla**
  12. Isabella
  13. Amelia
  14. Lily
  15. Abigail
  16. Mia
  17. Elizabeth
  18. Aria*
  19. Sophie
  20. Brooklyn

Manitoba

Boys

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Logan
  4. Ethan
  5. Mason
  6. Jacob
  7. James
  8. Lucas
  9. Benjamin
  10. Jackson
  11. Nathan
  12. Hunter
  13. Owen
  14. Alexander
  15. Jack
  16. Oliver
  17. Luke
  18. Carter
  19. William
  20. Grayson*

Girls

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Sophia
  4. Emily
  5. Ava
  6. Chloe
  7. Avery
  8. Abigail
  9. Isabella
  10. Madison
  11. Sophie
  12. Hannah
  13. Sadie
  14. Zoey**
  15. Leah
  16. Natalie*
  17. Mia
  18. Charlotte
  19. Anna
  20. Scarlett*

New Brunswick

Boys

  1. Jacob
  2. Liam
  3. William
  4. Noah
  5. Carter
  6. Logan
  7. Benjamin
  8. Jackson
  9. Owen
  10. Alexander
  11. Hunter
  12. Mason
  13. Jackson
  14. Thomas
  15. Caleb*
  16. Lucas
  17. Ethan
  18. Xavier**
  19. Jace**
  20. James

Girls

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Charlotte
  4. Sophie
  5. Abigail
  6. Sadie
  7. Sophia
  8. Emily
  9. Ava
  10. Ella
  11. Lily
  12. Mia
  13. Addison
  14. Avery
  15. Madison
  16. Grace
  17. Brooklyn
  18. Chloe
  19. Isabelle
  20. Leah

Newfoundland and Labrador

Boys

  1. Jackson
  2. Jack
  3. Liam
  4. Owen
  5. William
  6. Carter
  7. Chase
  8. Ryan
  9. Aidan/Aiden**
  10. Benjamin
  11. Luke
  12. Nathan
  13. Ryder**
  14. Mason
  15. Noah
  16. Parker*
  17. Landon*
  18. Alexander
  19. Ethan
  20. Kayden*

Girls

  1. Emma
  2. Sofia/Sophia
  3. Ava
  4. Emily
  5. Lily
  6. Avery
  7. Chloe
  8. Olivia
  9. Hailey**
  10. Sarah**
  11. Sofie/Sophie
  12. Peyton**
  13. Abigail
  14. Ella
  15. Allie
  16. Brooklyn
  17. Madison
  18. Anna**
  19. Lauren*
  20. Addison/Addyson

Northwest Territories

Boys

  1. William

Girls

  1. Ava

This is the only data that is available.

Nova Scotia

Boys

  1. Liam
  2. William
  3. Benjamin
  4. Owen
  5. Hunter
  6. Lucas
  7. Carter
  8. Ethan
  9. Jacob
  10. Jackson
  11. Oliver
  12. Mason
  13. Jack
  14. Alexander
  15. James
  16. Luke
  17. Noah
  18. Gabriel**
  19. Henry**
  20. Jaxson*

Girls

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Sadie
  5. Sophia
  6. Lily
  7. Abigail
  8. Brooklyn
  9. Ella
  10. Chloe
  11. Charlotte
  12. Emily
  13. Alexis*
  14. Isabella
  15. Claire*
  16. Hannah
  17. Amelia
  18. Peyton**
  19. Sarah**
  20. Avery

Ontario

Boys

  1. Liam
  2. Lucas
  3. Ethan
  4. Noah
  5. Logan
  6. Benjamin
  7. William
  8. Jacob
  9. Mason
  10. Carter
  11. Alexander
  12. Jack
  13. Nathan
  14. Samuel
  15. Owen
  16. Oliver
  17. Hunter
  18. Jackson
  19. James
  20. Jaxon

Girls

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Emily
  4. Sophia
  5. Ava
  6. Avery
  7. Abigail
  8. Charlotte
  9. Chloe
  10. Lily
  11. Ella
  12. Isabella
  13. Hannah
  14. Amelia
  15. Brooklyn
  16. Madison
  17. Sadie
  18. Grace
  19. Mia
  20. Elizabeth

Prince Edward Island

Boys

  1. Jack
  2. Oliver
  3. Owen
  4. Mason
  5. William
  6. Henry**
  7. Noah

Girls

  1. Anna**
  2. Mya*
  3. Emma
  4. Ellie*
  5. Lily
  6. Charlotte
  7. Ava
  8. Chloe
  9. Olivia
  10. Mia

This is the only data that is available.

Quebec

Boys

  1. William
  2. Nathan
  3. Samuel
  4. Alexis*
  5. Olivier*
  6. Felix*
  7. Thomas**
  8. Liam
  9. Jacob
  10. Gabriel**
  11. Antoine*
  12. Logan
  13. Raphael*
  14. Noah
  15. Xavier**
  16. Benjamin
  17. Emile*
  18. Charles*
  19. Adam*
  20. Leo*

Girls

  1. Lea*
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Florence*
  5. Alice*
  6. Zoe*
  7. Rosalie*
  8. Juliette*
  9. Charlie*
  10. Chloe
  11. Charlotte
  12. Sofia
  13. Jade*
  14. Mia
  15. Eva*
  16. Camille*
  17. Victoria*
  18. Anais*
  19. Beatrice*
  20. Laurence*

Saskatchewan

Boys

  1. Liam
  2. Carter
  3. Noah
  4. Lucas
  5. Ethan
  6. Jacob
  7. Mason
  8. William
  9. Owen
  10. Jace**
  11. Alexander
  12. Jaxon
  13. Bentley*
  14. Benjamin
  15. Jase*
  16. Logan
  17. Hudson
  18. Ryder**
  19. Hunter
  20. Samuel

Girls

  1. Emma
  2. Sophia
  3. Emily
  4. Olivia
  5. Lily
  6. Ava
  7. Brooklyn
  8. Zoey**
  9. Brielle*
  10. Avery
  11. Grace
  12. Hannah
  13. Mia
  14. Hailey**
  15. Sabella*
  16. Aubrey*
  17. Ella
  18. Abigail
  19. Sadie
  20. Chloe

Yukon Territories

Boys

  1. Benjamin
  2. William
  3. Aiden
  4. Alexander
  5. Conner*
  6. Declan*
  7. Duncan*
  8. Everett*
  9. Flynn*
  10. Jack
  11. Luke
  12. Nolan*
  13. Patrick
  14. Samuel
  15. Sawyer*
  16. Thomas**

Girls

  1. Kaylee*
  2. Julia*
  3. Isla**
  4. Hannah
  5. Emma
  6. Avery
  7. Ava
  8. Alexa*
  9. Grace
  10. Olivia

This is the only data that is available.

Nunavut

No data was available for Nunavut.

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