News release

Most Popular Baby Names in Nova Scotia

Note: A list of the top baby names for 2021 follows this release. The 2021 information is current as of today, December 30.


Olivia is Nova Scotians' favourite baby name for 2021.

The top 10 names for 2021 are Olivia, Jack, Noah, Oliver, Owen, Levi, Ava, Henry, Benjamin, and William, according to Nova Scotia's Registry of Vital Statistics.

The most popular names usually remain consistent over the years. There are a few new names gaining popularity such as Aurora, Declan and Bennett, with some old favourites coming back like Liam and Charlotte.

Quick Facts:

  • there were 6,946 registered births this year in Nova Scotia as of December 29
  • Nova Scotia began formally registering births on August 1, 1864 and the most popular names that year were Mary and John
  • Oliver was the top baby name for the province in 2020

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Nova Scotia's Registry of Vital Statistics top baby names for 2021:

Olivia (54), Jack (50), Noah (48), Oliver (46), Owen (46), Levi (44), Ava (41), Henry (41), Benjamin (39), William (39), Lucas (38), Liam (37), Ellie (36), Isla (34), Theodore (34), Amelia (33), James (32), Ivy (31), Leo (31), Lincoln (31), Logan (31), Violet (30), Charlotte (29), Evelyn (29), Harper (29), Nora (28), Wyatt (28), Ella (26), Declan (26), Hannah (25), Bennett (25), Carter (25), Emmett (25), Avery (24), Emma (24), Isabella (22), Sophia (22), Aurora (21), Eleanor (21), Lily (21)