Olivia is the front-runner for the most popular name for babies born this year in British Columbia.
Olivia is followed by Oliver, Lucas, Liam, Ethan, Noah, William, Benjamin, Charlotte, Emma and Leo, according to the Vital Statistics Agency’s preliminary figures from Jan. 1 to Dec. 18, 2019.
In 2018, Liam was the top choice for babies born in B.C., followed by Olivia, Emma, Lucas, Oliver, Benjamin, Ethan, Noah, Logan and Amelia.
Only names that occur five or more times are listed.
From Jan. 1 to Dec. 18, 2019, 40,978 babies were born in B.C. In 2018, 43,844 babies were born in B.C.
For more information on baby names in B.C., visit this website.