Canada’s Most Popular Baby Names In 2022

Stats Canada has announced the most popular baby names in 2022.

In Canada, baby names have been showing a wide range of trends over the years. But in 2022, it seems that some classic names are standing strong.

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For both boys and girls, the top-ranked names in 2022 represented just over 1 in every 100 babies.

Rank Boys Girls
1 Noah Olivia
2 Liam Emma
3 William Charlotte
4 Leo Amelia
5 Theodore Sophia
6 Oliver Chloe
7 Benjamin Mia
8 Thomas Ava
9 Lucas Lily
10 Jack Mila

Noah has biblical roots—namely Noah’s Ark—and originates from the Hebrew name “Noach,” meaning “rest.” It was the most popular boy name for the second straight year and it has been in the top 10 for the last 18 years.

Liam is derived from William, a name with Irish roots, meaning “strong-willed warrior” or “protector.”  Both names took 2nd and third spots.

Olivia has been the most popular girl name since 2016 and ranked first in 10 of the 13 years from 2010 to 2022. Olivia means “olive tree” in Latin and is an old British name dating back to the 13th century. Previously, Emma—with Germanic roots meaning “universal” or “whole”—was the most popular name for girls, ranking first from 2003 to 2009, and again in 2012 and 2015.

Canada shares their top 5 girls’ names with the United States with Isabella, Ava, Mia, Evelyn, and Luna rounding out their top 10.  For boys in the United States, Liam took the top spot followed by Noah, Oliver, James, and Elijah.   William, Henry, Lucas, Benjamin, and Theodore round out their top 10.

Biggest jumps in popularity from 2021 to 2022
Rank in 2021 Rank in 2022



118 86


125 97


116 90


87 68


71 53


62 44


80 62



114 83


117 96


79 65


100 87


91 79


105 93

Breaking into the top 100 for the first time in 2022

Boys: Luka, Leon, Jules, Milo, Weston

Girls: Wren

Among the top 10 most popular names in 2022, Oliver and Lily both jumped four spots in just one year.

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Lisa Arneill

Founder of Growing Your Baby and World Traveled Family. Canadian mom of 2 boys, photo addict, lover of bulldogs, and museumgoer. Always looking for our next vacation spot!

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