The Top Baby Names of 2016

Stats Canada has updated their list of the most popular baby names in Canada in 2016. Did any of your favourites make the list?

Boys

Liam - Strong-willed warrior and protector. A shortened form of William.

William - Strong-willed warrior.

Noah - A Hebrew name meaning "rest" and "comfort."

BenjaminThe youngest of the 12 sons of Jacob in the Bible. It means "son of the south"

Jacob"Supplanter," from Hebrew.

LoganSmall hollow

NathanHe Gave

Oliverprobably derived from the Late Latin word olivarius or olive tree

Lucas - A form of Luke or Lucius, meaning "light-giving" or "illumination."

EthanHebrew for "strong," "safe," "firm."

 

Girls

EmmaAn English name derived from the Old German for "whole" or "universal"

OliviaFirst used by William Shakespeare for a character in Twelfth Night. It's a feminine form of Oliver, meaning "olive tree."

Charlotte"petite" and "feminine"

SophiaFrom the Greek for "wisdom"

Emily "striving" or "eager"

Chloerepresents Demeter, the fertility goddess

AvaA variation of Eve. May be from the Latin "avis," meaning "bird"

MiaLatin origins mean "mine" or "wished-for child"

AbigailFather's joy

AmeliaIn Latin, it means "industrious" and "striving." Its Teutonic meaning is "defender."