Names distinctive to Canada

The list of names unique to Canada*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Lise 25% 1.
2. Johanne 34% 2.
3. Bev 25% 3.
4. Josee 25% 4.
5. Irenee 67% 5.
6. Andreanne 54% 6.
7. Jacinthe 20% 7.
8. Olivette 21% 8.
9. Carm 21% 9.
10. Jacynthe 28% 10.
11. Marieve 34% 12.
12. Liette 22% 11.
13. Lysanne 23% 13.
14. Alexanne 43% 15.
15. Canadian 27% 14.
16. Dalyce 25% 16.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Ron 20% 1.
2. Doug 22% 2.
3. Wm 56% 3.
4. Normand 33% 4.
5. Robt 26% 5.
6. Reg 55% 7.
7. Norm 43% 8.
8. Les 22% 6.
9. Geo 24% 9.
10. Herb 27% 10.
11. Orest 58% 12.
12. Leandre 34% 11.
13. Gord 54% 13.
14. Milt 27% 14.
15. Ashfaqur 100% 18.
16. Erv 33% 15.
17. Réjean 30% 16.
18. Alykhan 41% 17.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Tremblay 76% 1.
2. Gagnon 60% 2.
3. Cote 49% 4.
4. Leblanc 32% 3.
5. Lavoie 65% 9.
6. Bouchard 49% 7.
7. Belanger 58% 10.
8. Gauthier 29% 5.
9. Levesque 54% 11.
10. Gagne 62% 13.
11. Simard 76% 18.
12. Pelletier 36% 8.
13. Ouellet 86% 20.
14. Fortin 43% 12.
15. Morin 21% 6.
16. Bergeron 40% 15.
17. Beaulieu 49% 19.
18. Poirier 38% 16.
19. Lapointe 57% 21.
20. Cloutier 60% 22.
21. Desjardins 59% 26.
22. Boucher 27% 14.
23. Poulin 53% 30.
24. Friesen 47% 24.
25. Bedard 60% 35.

*The rank of the unique name is the geometric average of the name uniqueness and the name prevalence in the respective country. Name uniqueness is measured only by the exact grapheme form (not taking into account transliterational equivalents or phonetic similarities).

** Country similarity is the correlation of the relative frequency of the names shared by two countries (as measured by cosine similarity).