Every year comes with a list of new commonly used names, usually following trends, celebrities, and movies. In the first 3 months of 2021, online Canadian baby name source BabyCenter has already named its top male and female names for the year so far.
Topping the list for females is the name Olivia. Olivia is originally a Latin name, meaning ‘Olive Tree’. It is the feminine form of the name Oliver. The first popular writing of the name was in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
Famous Olivias include Olivia Wilde, Olivia Rodrigo, and Olivia Jade.
Close behind Olivia in the ranks is Emma, Amelia, and Ava.
For male names, the most popular name in North America so far is Noah. Noah, which is a biblical name, derives from the Hebrew meaning ‘to comfort’.
There are many famous and prominent Noah’s in pop culture today, including Stranger Things star Noach Schnapp, and a slew of famous Tiktokkers named Noah.
Close behind Noah in the ranks is Liam, Oliver, and Elijah.