The Ontario government is celebrating its 100th anniversary of recording baby names in the province.

Minister of Government and Consumer Services Bill Walker says the lists of top baby names in Ontario can help parents choose a name for their own child.

In a statement made on Tuesday, the Minister also said the Ontario government is making life easier for parents by making daycare more accessible, respecting their hard-earned tax dollars, and investing in the right services for families.

Marie and Joseph rank as the most popular names for girls and boys born in Ontario over the past 100 years.

Since the Twenties, Marie ranked as the most popular girl’s name for four decades, followed closely by Mary.

Joseph ranked first in boy names over a 30-year period.

The most popular boy’s name in 2017 was Noah replacing Benjamin at the top of the list while the most popular girl’s name was Olivia.

Top girls names for 2017 are:                             Top boys names for 2017 are:

  1. Olivia                                                              1. Noah
  2. Emma                                                             2. Liam
  3. Charlotte                                                        3. Benjamin
  4. Ava                                                                  4. William
  5. Amelia                                                            5. Logan

Parents have up to 30 days to register their child’s birth after naming their newborns.

The province says ServiceOntario’s online 5-in-1 Newborn Bundle is the best way to register a birth.