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Top Baby Names in New Brunswick

One of my favourite things to read each year is the list of most popular baby names! Here are some of the top names in New Brunswick over the past few decades; I’d love to know whether your child’s name is on the list & how you picked their name. When we were trying to choose names for our three children, we loved using Baby Name Wizard’s graph that showed a name’s popularity over the past 150 years. It was a great way to try to guess if there would be other kids with that name in their class at school!

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Between 2015 & 2020, some of the most popular boys & girls names in New Brunswick were also some of the most common throughout Canada and the United States, including Liam, Noah, Oliver, and William for the boys and Olivia, Emma, and Charlotte for the girls.

Emma has been in the Top 20 Names in New Brunswick since 1996; Olivia first appeared in the top 20 in 1998 and stuck around, too. Liam appears in New Brunswick’s Top 20 in 2005 and is still going strong, like his buddy Noah, who broke into the Top 20 back in 1999.

For a little trip down memory lane, the top five names in New Brunswick in 1980 were Amanda, Melissa, Jennifer, Julie, and Sarah, along with Michael, Christopher, Jason, Matthew, and David. We have more lists from the ’80s, ’90s, and early 2000s below!

New Brunswick name & birth statistics sourced via the Government of New Brunswick.

2020

There were 5,403 babies born in New Brunswick in 2020; 2,579 girls and 2,824 boys.

Top Girls Names for 2020

  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia
  3. Emma
  4. Charlotte
  5. Violet
  6. Ella
  7. Scarlett
  8. Ellie
  9. Ava
  10. Sophie
  11. Mia

Top Boys Names for 2020

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Jack
  4. Jackson
  5. Benjamin
  6. Lincoln
  7. William
  8. Oliver
  9. Thomas
  10. Jacob

2019

There were 5,355 babies born in New Brunswick in 2019; 2,603 girls and 2,752 boys.

Top Girls Names for 2019

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Charlotte
  4. Amelia
  5. Ava
  6. Evelyn
  7. Chloe
  8. Scarlett
  9. Violet
  10. Sophia
  11. Emily
  12. Madison

Top Boys Names for 2019

  1. William
  2. Liam
  3. Noah
  4. Logan
  5. Benjamin
  6. Jacob
  7. Jack
  8. Thomas
  9. Owen
  10. Lucas
  11. Oliver
  12. Jackson

2018

There were 5,448 babies born in New Brunswick in 2018; 2,636 girls and 2,812 boys. The top name spot was a close competition for the girls: it was basically a tie between Emma & Olivia for top spot!

Top Girls Names for 2018

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Charlotte
  4. Amelia
  5. Avery
  6. Everly
  7. Abigail
  8. Zoé
  9. Ellie
  10. Audrey
  11. Sophia
  12. Ava
  13. Lily
  14. Emily
  15. Jade
  16. Chloe
  17. Alice
  18. Mila
  19. Isabella
  20. Hannah

Top Boys Names for 2018

  1. William
  2. Liam
  3. Noah
  4. Oliver
  5. Jack
  6. Jacob
  7. Lucas
  8. Mason
  9. Logan
  10. Henry
  11. James
  12. Benjamin
  13. Xavier
  14. Owen
  15. Connor
  16. Félix
  17. Thomas
  18. Ethan
  19. Caleb
  20. Samuel

2017

There were 5,738 babies born in New Brunswick in 2017; 2,810 girls and 2,928 boys.

Top Girls Names for 2017

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Amelia
  4. Charlotte
  5. Sophia
  6. Madison
  7. Ella
  8. Elizabeth
  9. Willow
  10. Audrey
  11. Claire
  12. Sophie
  13. Lily
  14. Isabelle
  15. Grace
  16. Alexa
  17. Abigail
  18. Scarlett
  19. Ellie
  20. Violet

Top Boys Names for 2017

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Benjamin
  4. William
  5. Logan
  6. Jack
  7. Lucas
  8. Oliver
  9. Thomas
  10. Samuel
  11. Mason
  12. Wyatt
  13. James
  14. Lincoln
  15. Owen
  16. Xavier
  17. Jacob
  18. Jake
  19. Grayson
  20. Ethan

2016

There were 6,015 babies born in New Brunswick in 2016: 2,972 girls and 3,043 boys.

Top Girls Names for 2016

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Charlotte
  4. Sophia
  5. Ellie
  6. Mia
  7. Evelyn
  8. Anna
  9. Amelia
  10. Lily
  11. Hailey
  12. Abigail
  13. Madison
  14. Grace
  15. Ava
  16. Audrey
  17. Sophie
  18. Zoey
  19. Sadie
  20. Peyton

Top Boys Names for 2016

  1. Liam
  2. Jacob
  3. William
  4. Thomas
  5. Noah
  6. Benjamin
  7. Samuel
  8. Jack
  9. Owen
  10. Mason
  11. Jaxon
  12. Xavier
  13. Caleb
  14. Oliver
  15. Lincoln
  16. Olivier
  17. Lucas
  18. Isaac
  19. Jackson
  20. James

We’ve found some older lists of the top names for New Brunswick, dating back to the 1980s. Check it out & don’t forget to let us know in the comments how you chose your name for your children!

NEW BRUNSWICK’S MOST POPULAR BOYS NAMES IN 2010

  1. Jacob
  2. Noah
  3. Liam
  4. William
  5. Samuel
  6. Owen
  7. Logan
  8. Nathan
  9. Jack
  10. Ethan
  11. Benjamin
  12. Isaac
  13. Caleb
  14. Xavier
  15. Carter
  16. Alexander
  17. Alexandre
  18. Lucas
  19. Gabriel
  20. Hunter
  21. Dylan
  22. Riley

NEW BRUNSWICK’S MOST POPULAR GIRLS NAMES IN 2010

  1. Emma
  2. Ava
  3. Sophie
  4. Olivia
  5. Chloe
  6. Emily
  7. Sophia
  8. Ella
  9. Abigail
  10. Isabella
  11. Lily
  12. Madison
  13. Isabelle
  14. Mia
  15. Leah
  16. Brooklyn
  17. Zoé
  18. Grace
  19. Mya
  20. Lauren
  21. Claire

NEW BRUNSWICK’S MOST POPULAR BOYS NAMES IN 2000

  1. Jacob
  2. Joshua
  3. Samuel
  4. Brandon
  5. Nicholas
  6. Benjamin
  7. Matthew
  8. Ryan
  9. Dylan
  10. Zachary
  11. Alexander
  12. Tyler
  13. Noah
  14. Justin
  15. Michael
  16. Cameron
  17. Kyle
  18. Austin
  19. Ethan
  20. Christopher

NEW BRUNSWICK’S MOST POPULAR GIRLS NAMES IN 2000

  1. Emily
  2. Emma
  3. Madison
  4. Sarah
  5. Hannah
  6. Olivia
  7. Taylor
  8. Ashley
  9. Jessica
  10. Lauren
  11. Megan
  12. Mackenzie
  13. Jenna
  14. Samantha
  15. Abigail
  16. Kayla
  17. Gabrielle
  18. Sophie
  19. Kaitlyn
  20. Rachel

NEW BRUNSWICK’S MOST POPULAR BOYS NAMES IN 1990

  1. Matthew
  2. Justin
  3. Christopher
  4. Michael
  5. Joshua
  6. Ryan
  7. Andrew
  8. Nicholas
  9. Joseph
  10. Jordan
  11. Kyle
  12. Jonathan
  13. Daniel
  14. Brandon
  15. Patrick
  16. Mathieu
  17. David
  18. Jason
  19. Eric
  20. Adam
  21. James

NEW BRUNSWICK’S MOST POPULAR GIRLS NAMES IN 1990

  1. Jessica
  2. Samantha
  3. Amanda
  4. Sarah
  5. Ashley
  6. Kayla
  7. Stephanie
  8. Brittany
  9. Vanessa
  10. Melissa
  11. Emily
  12. Rebecca
  13. Jennifer
  14. Marie
  15. Julie
  16. Megan
  17. Laura
  18. Katelyn
  19. Courtney
  20. Danielle
  21. Christine

NEW BRUNSWICK’S MOST POPULAR BOYS NAMES IN 1980

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Jason
  4. Matthew
  5. David
  6. Andrew
  7. Daniel
  8. Joseph
  9. Robert
  10. Eric
  11. Marc
  12. Adam
  13. Mark
  14. Ryan
  15. Scott
  16. Kevin
  17. Justin
  18. Brian
  19. James
  20. Nicholas

NEW BRUNSWICK’S MOST POPULAR GIRLS NAMES IN 1980

  1. Amanda
  2. Melissa
  3. Jennifer
  4. Julie
  5. Sarah
  6. Lisa
  7. Amy
  8. Melanie
  9. Marie
  10. Michelle
  11. Angela
  12. Stephanie
  13. Tanya
  14. Erin
  15. Christine
  16. Heather
  17. Nicole
  18. Annie
  19. Cindy
  20. Sylvie

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