Today being Canada Day–which is roughly equivalent to the US Independence Day–it seems like a good opportunity to browse through the bilingual Canadian name bank and see what we can find–actually, more unusual–even exotic– names than you might expect. For instance, in the French colonies known as Acadia, there are such boys’ names as:
Canada as a whole shares many of the names popular in the US. Across the country the top names are Ava and Ethan, and in some of the individual provinces other #1 names are Emily, Emma, Jacob, Logan, Ryan and William. More disparate choices in the national girls’ Top 20: Maya, Danica and Claire.
The more unique names appear, not surprisingly, in the French-speaking province of Quebec, where the Most Popular list includes:
Some of the more interesting names of Canadian-born celebs:
And, finally, some Canadian place names that could conceivably morph into people names: