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Olivia leads top B.C. baby names for 2021

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:29 PST, Tue January 4, 2022

Olivia is once again the front-runner for the most popular name for babies born this year in British Columbia.

Olivia is followed by Liam, Noah, Jack, Emma, Benjamin, Theodore, Oliver and Charlotte, according to the Vital Statistics Agency's preliminary figures from Jan. 1 to Dec. 15, 2021.

In 2020, Olivia was followed by Liam, Oliver, Noah, Lucas, Emma, Theodore, Benjamin, Ethan, and Charlotte, according to the agency's figures.

Between 2010 and 2019, Olivia topped the list for baby girl names eight times, only losing out twice to Emma in 2011 and 2015.

Only names that occur five or more times are listed.

From Jan. 1 to Dec. 15, 2021, 40,333 babies were born in B.C. In 2020, 42,413 babies were born in B.C.

For more information on baby names in B.C., visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/life-events/statistics-reports/bc-s-most-popular-baby-names

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