Olivia and Oliver top baby names in BC for 2019

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 January 1 to December 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.

Parents Jahamel and Claire Tabuada of Coquitlam welcomed Clarita – BC’s first baby of 2020 – at Royal Columbian Hospital. She was born at 12:01 a.m. on January 1. 2020.
Photo: Fraser Health

Only names that occur five or more times are listed.

From January 1 to December 18, 2019, 40,978 babies were born in B.C. In 2018, 43,844 babies were born in B.C.

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