And the winner is:
As of December 29, 2020 there were 6,856 registered births in Nova Scotia and 56 of those babies were named Oliver. The second most popular names for baby Bluenosers were Olivia (54) and a tie between Benjamin/William (48).
William had been the most popular Nova Scotia baby name in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and dropped to 11th spot in 2019. Landing in third spot in 2020 William placed ahead of last year's winner, Charlotte. Charlotte landed in 6th spot for 2020 with 41 Charlottes being born. Also ahead of Charlotte is Jack (47).
Nova Scotia began formally registering births on August 1, 1864 and you'll never guess what the most popular names were that year (yes you will): Mary and John.
Mary and John are no where to be found on the list of the top baby names in 2019 and again this year. Here are the remaining top names: Levi (41), Noah (41), Ivy (37), Ava (36), Henry (35), Nora (33), Liam (33), Owen (33), Luke (32), Amelia (30), Hudson (30), Thomas (29), Sophie (28), Evelyn (27), Isla (27), Sophia (27), Lily (26), Scarlett (26), Emma (25), Alexander (25), Leo (25), Theodore (25), Harper (24), Violet (24), Emmett (24), Jackson (24), James (24), Lucas (24), Carter (23), Ella (22), Abigail (21), Grace (21), Hannah (20), Avery (20).
Dropped from the list of most popular Nova Scotia baby names from 2019 are: Chloe, Claire, Ethan, Grayson, Isabella, Lincoln, Logan, Lucy, Sadie, Samuel and Wyatt.
New to the top 40 list in 2020 are: Alexander, Amelia, Avery, Carter, Emma, Evelyn, Grace, Hannah, Harper, Liam, Leo, Luke, Noah, Nora, Owen, Theodore, and Thomas.
Names remaining in the top 40 baby names for Bluenosers for both 2019 and 2020 are: Abigail, Ava, Benjamin, Charlotte, Ella, Emmett, Henry, Hudson, Isla, Ivy, Jack, Jackson, James, Levi, Lily, Lucas, Oliver, Olivia, Scarlett, Sophia, Sophie, Violet and William.