As we wait for the first baby of the New Year, the B.C. government has released the most popular names for newborns over the past year.
Liam is the top boys’ name and is in the lead for the most popular name of all.
Olivia comes up trumps for the top girl’s name.
Other popular names include Emma, Lucas and Oliver, according to the Vital Statistics Agency’s preliminary statistics from Jan. 1st to Dec. 18th, 2018.
For six of the past seven years, Olivia has been the favourite name for girls born in British Columbia.
There have been 40,565 babies born in B.C. in 2018 – 19,821 girls and 20,744 boys.