If you live in Parkdale, chances are good you know a child named Tenzin, whether it’s a boy or a girl.
In the 905, Ethan pops up in clusters. York, Durham and Peel have taken to Ava and Olivia. In older parts of Toronto, there are more Alexander and Williams being brought into the world.
Expectant parents in the GTA can now search for the top five baby names in their postal bracket, thanks to OpenFile’s Patrick Cain, who took the province’s crunched down birth data between 2005 and 2009 and plotted it on an interactive map.
Gurleen, which has Punjabi origin, came out on top in three neighbourhoods in Brampton. Muhammads are most popular in the east end of the city, and into Markham and Mississauga.
Popular baby names in the GTA between 2005 and 2009 are:
Here are the results when I searched the postal code of my 'hood: