Emma, Liam top 2015 list of Canadian baby names
Names like Nova and Wesley climbing, while Molly and Xavier move down the rankings
Emma and Liam were the most popular names of 2015 chosen by Canadian parents, but names like Nova, Taylor and even Legend are all gaining fast, according to a website that tracks baby names.
"Choosing a name is maybe one of the most fun, but sometimes stressful parts, of having a new baby," Samson said, pointing out that parents are being influenced by everything from their family history to cultural heritage to pop culture.
Who's driving this year's trends? The Royal Family, Taylor Swift and maybe, your grandparents.
Here are the top 10 girl names:
The Top 3 names remain unchanged, Samson said, but there was plenty of change further down the list.
Charlotte, which Prince William and Kate Middleton chose for their daughter, soared into the Top 10. George, the name of the first royal baby, climbed 109 spots to become the 90th most popular name on the list of boys' names.
The Royals also led to some more creative names, including: Princeton, Prince, Noble, Legend and even Legion.
Here are the top 10 boy names:
Wesley and Charles had major climbs on the list, while Ryder, Ryker, Peter and Arthur were also new additions to the top 100 list.
The names on the Top 100 with the biggest drop were Samuel, Xavier and Blake.
So where does Samson think parents will turn when it comes to naming their children in 2016?
"I think we'll see a rise in the names of our grandparents," Samson said, adding names like Arthur, Angus, Mabel, Hazel are all on the rise.
There's also a chance that celebrity baby names will keep climbing. Samson said parents that use these names aren't copying, per se, but simply getting used to new names: think Apple, North or Saint.
One final trend Samson pointed out is the rise in gender-neutral names, or parents using former male names — like Drew, Hunter and Oakley — for their daughters.