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Baby names: The 100 most popular Canadian baby names

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Baby names: The 100 most popular Canadian baby names

Canadian Living Moms' guide to baby names in Canada

What's your favourite baby name? Check and see if it's on this list, or find the perfect name for baby in our detailed list of the most popular Canadian baby names - because you can't call them Peanut forever. Learn what the most popular names are across Canada today, from national favourites to top picks by province. Discover the current trends in popular baby names, plus get a sneak peek at what tomorrow's most popular names could be.

Canadians' favourite baby names
These fresh-sounding baby names are currently the most popular with Canadian moms and dads.

Girls
Emma
Hailey
Isabella
Jada
Matilda
Maya
Olivia
Scarlett

Boys

Carter
Christopher
Hunter
Joseph
Joshua
Matthew
Michael
William

Coast-to-coast
The tastes of Canadian parents are just as varied as the land they call home; what's popular on one coastline isn't always top-of-mind on the other. These regional lists include the most popular baby name picks from British Columbia, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

British Columbia
Fashion-forward and modern names appeal to parents on Canada's west coast.

Girls
Brooklyn
Charlotte
Hannah
Lily
Madison
Maya

Boys
Ethan
James
Liam
Logan
Mason

Quebec
French-Canadian parents look across the pond to France for inspiration when choosing a baby name.

Girls
Ariane
Laurie
Léa
Océane
Rosalie

Boys
Alexis
Jérémy
Mathis
Samuel
Zachary

Nova Scotia

Some parents in Eastern Canada choose baby names that reflect Maritime culture.

Girls
Faith
Julia
Kayleigh
Rachel
Sara/Sarah

Boys
Cameron
Ryan
Noah
Owen
Tristan

Are you researching baby names? Read why these Canadian moms picked unusual baby names. And discover how parents in other parts of the world -- like in China, Guatamala, Kenya and Israel -- pick names. Check out baby naming traditions from around the world.
Short names
Blame it on the boys! Short, monosyllable names are generally more popular for boys, but Canadian girls' names with one-syllable are catching on.

Girls
Claire
Grace
Jane
Kate
Zoe

Boys
Cole
Jack
Kyle
Max
Sean
Seth

Classic
Parents in Canada often choose classic names for Baby. A little more traditional, these baby names have been treasured for generations.

Girls
Abigail
Audrey
Ava
Ella
Emily
Sophia

Boys
Alexander
Benjamin
Andrew
Daniel
David
Jacob

Unique
Another big trend in Canadian baby names is individuality. A little less traditional than the classics, these names are as special as your little bundle.

Girls
Genesis
Nevaeh
Peyton
Seraphina
Valeria

Boys

Abbott
Cabot
Cooper
Josiah
Rufus
Wyatt

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Canadian Living Moms predicts the next generation of baby names PLUS unisex names.

Unisex
Canadians love to use these gender-neutral names for both boys and girls.
Aidan (or Ayden for a girl)
Avery
Taylor
Riley

The next generation of trendy baby names
It's too early to call these names popular, but they're definitely gaining momentum. More and more, Canadian baby girls' names are reflecting pop culture: Angelina, Mariah and Victoria are popular examples. For the boys, parents are looking to literature as inspiration. Harper and Atticus are examples of parents using the name of an author (Harper Lee) or the name of a character (Atticus, one of the main characters in Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird) as a name for a baby boy.

Celeb-inspired girls' names
Angelina
Jessica
Mariah
Nicole
Victoria

Literary-inspired boys' names

Atticus
Finn
Harper
Oliver
Sawyer

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