What’s in a Name?
Prince George, B.C. – The most popular names for newborns in B.C. in 2015 haven’t been finalized yet, but if trends prove accurate, it could be the year of the Olive.
Preliminary data shows the name Olivia was in the lead throughout the year for girls, while on the boy’s side, Oliver was at the top of the list, however, Vital Statistics B.C. won’t make that official until all baby names have been registered and that won’t happen till later in the new year.
For now, we can tell you that for 2014, the name Olivia did a “three-peat” topping the list of most popular names for baby girls for the third straight year. As for boys, Ethan was the top name for boys , edging out 2013’s number
one name, Liam. Ethan has been in the number one or number two spot each year since 2002 in British Columbia.
Rounding out the top five names for girls born in the province in 2014 were Emma, Sophia, Emily and Chloe.
For baby boys, other names in the top five were Liam, Lucas, Oliver and Mason.
There were 44,500 babies born in B.C. in 2014, consisting of 22,957 boys and 21,543 girls.