The number of births in B.C. topped 44

Olivia, Ethan top B.C. baby names

Liam and Emma slip to second place as number of B.C. births tops 44,000

  • Dec. 30, 2013 7:00 a.m.

The top baby names for B.C. parents in 2012 were Olivia and Ethan.

Those choices replaced the 2011 top parent picks, Liam and Emma, which both fell to second place. The most popular picks are compiled by the B.C. Vital Statistics Agency, which registered 44,270 births in the province in 2012. That’s a slight increase from 43,991 in 2011.

The most popular five girl names are Olivia, Emma, Sophia, Emily and Ava. The top boy names for 2012 were Ethan, Liam, Lucas, Mason and Logan.

The influence of popular culture shows up in baby names each year. In 2012 there were 71 babies named Justin, 70 named Taylor, 35 named Khloe and 30 named Bella.

The agency has posted a full list of B.C. baby names here that includes all names chosen five times or more during the year.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Province buys Paul’s Motor Inn to house Victoria’s homeless population

Inn is the second hotel the province has purchased to support vulnerable community

Telus headquarters to come to Victoria in ‘landmark building’ development

City sells land on coroner of Douglas and Humboldt streets for $8.1 million

Victoria man identified as victim in Thunder Bay murder

Police investigating after Paul Vivier, 29, discovered in hotel

Fire at Victoria hotel contained to one room, leaves 20 suites in need of remediation

Fire crews extinguished the blaze at the Comfort Inn in 12 minutes

B.C. records four new COVID-19 cases, Abbotsford hospital outbreak cleared

Four senior home outbreaks also declared over, eight still active

Friendly Cove and Kyuquot will remain closed until further notice

Transition of other B.C. communities will be monitored before a decision to ease restrictions

Gold River organizes a shop local initiative to creatively boost economy

Local purchases can earn shoppers $200 gift certificates to be spent on businesses within Gold River

Young killer whale untangles itself from trap line off Nanaimo shore

DFO marine mammal rescue unit arrived as whale broke free from prawn trap line

About 30% of B.C. students return to schools as in-class teaching restarts amid pandemic

Education minister noted that in-class instruction remains optional

Trudeau avoids questions about anti-racism protesters dispersed for Trump photo-op

Prime minister says racism is an issue Canadians must tackle at home, too

B.C.’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics goes virtual

The annual event partnering RCMP with Special Olympians is dramatically altered by COVID-19

Most Read