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Olivia, Liam, remain top baby names in Ontario

12/19/2014 07:53 EST | Updated 02/18/2015 05:59 EST
Olivia and Liam continued to be the most popular baby names in Ontario, according to 2013 data released by the Ontario government Friday.

For the seventh year running, Olivia was the top girls name in the province, with 973 parents choosing the name. Oliva was followed closely by Emma, the name given to 908 children. Sophia, Ava and Charlotte rounded out the top five girls names.

Liam was the top boys name for the third year in a row, with 834 babies being given the name. Other popular boys names were Ethan, Lucas, Noah and Benjamin.

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Ontario gathers data on baby names every year, but doesn't release names when less than five children have the same name.

Here are some the more unusual names whose popularity may be attributable to public figures and pop-culture characters:

Television show characters

- Skylar (Breaking Bad), 104

- Arya (Game of Thrones), 97

- Piper (Orange is the New Black), 93

Uniquely Canadian names

- Drake, 15

- Shania, 10

- Crosby, 10

- Avril, 9

Places

- London, 43

- Vienna, 41

- Paris, 16

Celebrity names

- Angelina, 98

- Leonardo, 46

- Khloé, 13

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