Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Olivia Is Top Girl's Name in Nova Scotia, Mirroring Trend across Canada

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Olivia Is Top Girl's Name in Nova Scotia, Mirroring Trend across Canada

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Olivia is top girl's name in Nova Scotia

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HALIFAX - New figures suggest wherever you live in Canada, it's increasingly likely you'll meet several people named Olivia.

Nova Scotia announced Thursday that Olivia is the top girl's baby name in the province for 2016, in keeping with a cross-country trend.

Ontario and Manitoba announced this week that Olivia was number one in those provinces too -- for the fifth year in a row in Ontario -- although Ontario's numbers are from 2015.

The most recent figures put Olivia tops in Alberta as well, and a close second in B.C. to Emma.

Emma is top five in many provinces. In Nova Scotia, it is the fourth most popular girl's name, behind Abigail and Ava, but ahead of Charlotte, Violet, Amelia and Sophie.

William is far and away the most popular boy's name in Nova Scotia, with its derivative Liam in fifth place. …

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