For the second straight year, and the fourth time in five years, Olivia was the top name for girls born in B.C. in 2013, according to the province’s Vital Statistics Agency.
Liam reclaimed the number one spot for baby boys replacing Ethan, which was tops in 2012, after edging out Liam the previous year.
The top five names for girls born in British Columbia in 2013 were Olivia, Emma, Sophia, Emily and Ava.
For baby boys born in 2013 in B.C., the top five names were Liam, Mason, Ethan, Lucas and Benjamin.
There were 43,925 babies born in B.C. in 2013, which includes 22,491 boys and 21,434 girls.
See infographic below for more of the top 20 names chosen for new babies in 2013.
You can also compare how the popularity of various B.C. baby names have fluctuated over the decades using this online tool.