Most pop­u­lar baby names in Nova Sco­tia in 2018

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For the third year in a row, Wil­liam is Nova Sco­tians’ favourite baby name.

Ac­cord­ing to Nova Sco­tia’s Reg­istry of Vi­tal Statis­tics, as of Dec. 28, Nova Sco­tia wel­comed 61 ba­bies named Wil­liam.

Of the 7,930 reg­is­tered births in Nova Sco­tia up to Dec. 28, the Top 10 names were Wil­liam, Ben­jamin, Olivia, Sophia, Hunter, Lin­coln, Char­lotte, Emma, Jack and Noah.

The most pop­u­lar names usu­ally re­main fairly con­sis­tent over the years, how­ever, there are a few new names gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity such as Isla and Ad­di­son with some old favourites com­ing back like John and Henry.

Nova Sco­tia be­gan for­mally reg­is­ter­ing births on Aug. 1, 1864. The most pop­u­lar names that year were Mary and John.

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