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Most popular B.C. baby names in 2019

Parents in B.C. selected the name Olivia more than any other for their new babies in 2019, according to information from vital statistics.
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December 31, 2019 - 10:19 AM

British Columbia parents chose the name Olivia more than any other for their newborn in 2019.

As the year comes to a close, preliminary figures from vital statistics reveal Olivia as the front-runner for the most popular name for babies born in British Columbia this past year.

Oliver, Lucas, Liam, Ethan, Noah, William, Benjamin, Charlotte, Emma and Leo topped this year’s list of baby names based on preliminary figures from Jan. 1 to Dec. 18 , 2019, according to a Ministry of Health media release.

Liam was the top baby name pick of 2018, followed by Olivia, Emma, Lucas, Oliver, Benjamin, Ethan, Noah, Logan and Amelia.

Names occur five or more times in order to make the list, according to the Ministry.

The number of babies born declined this year from 43,844 born in 2018 to 40,978 born in 2019.

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