William and Olivia reign for a third year in a row as Nova Scotia’s most beloved baby names.
The province welcomed at least 61 Williams and 44 Olivias as of Dec. 28, 2018, according to the registry of vital statistics, which has been recording births since 1864.
There were 7,930 babies registered in Nova Scotia in 2018, an increase of about 280 babies from the year before.
Sophie, Charlotte and Emma were other favourite girl names this year, and Benjamin, Hunter and Lincoln were high on the list of boys names. Some more recent additions to the list, such as Isla and Addison, continue to climb the rankings.
The last names to give William and Olivia a run for their money were Ava and Owen back in 2015.
Here is the full ranking of baby names for 2018: