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Most popular baby names: where’s Michelle?

Michael CarabashO.k. so “Michael” was ranked #34 in Canada last year of the most popular boy names. But “Michelle” didn’t even hit the top 100? Is this for real? I thought that Michelle was a popular name – perhaps there too many “Michelles” out there such that people want to come up with something different. I can think of at least 10 “Michelles” I personally know, but not 1 Ava (the #1 girl name selected last year). I love the name “Michael” and “Michelle” so much that I’m thinking of naming all of my children either one or the other (kind of like George Foreman). Enough rambling…

So here are the 10 most popular baby names chosen by Canadian parents in 2008:

  1. Ava
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Chloe, Chloé, Kloé, Kloe, Cloe
  5. Sarah, Sara
  6. Emily, Emilee
  7. Hannah, Hanna, Hana
  8. Madison, Maddison, Madisyn
  9. Abigail, Abigaile, Abagael, Abagail, Abbagaele, Abbagail, Abbigail, Abbigayle, Abegael
  10. Sophia, Sofia

And here are the top 10 boy baby names:

  1. Ethan
  2. Nathan, Nathon
  3. William
  4. Jacob, Jakob
  5. Noah
  6. Samuel
  7. Matthew, Mathew, Mathieu
  8. Joshua, Joshau, Joshuwa
  9. Benjamin
  10. Alexander, Alexandre

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{ 2 comments }

Big D March 26, 2009 at 4:26 pm

This shows that Lawyers have other things to do, like live their life.

Good article and good name. As for Michael it is always a good name. I cannot tell you who selected it.

Michelle April 12, 2009 at 10:15 am

Hello, my name is Michelle Wiggins. And in America, Michelle’s a popular name. Here are celberities with Michelle for their first name or for their middle name.
Michelle Pfeiffer
Amanda Michelle Seyfried
Ashley Michelle Tisdale
Michelle Bass
Michelle Collins
Michelle Downey
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Michelle WIilliams
Michelle Heaton
Michelle Branch
Michele Obama

See? Michelle is a popular name, isn’t it? So why isn’t it in the Top 100 Baby Girl Names?!

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