Olivia is the most popular name for babies born in British Columbia in 2019, according to preliminary figures from the B.C. Vital Statistics Agency.
Olivia is followed by Oliver, Lucas, Liam, Ethan, Noah, William, Benjamin, Charlotte, Emma and Leo.
The names were registered from Jan. 1 to Dec. 18, 2019. Only names that occur five or more times are listed.
In 2018, Liam was the top choice for babies born in B.C., followed by Olivia, Emma, Lucas, Oliver, Benjamin, Ethan, Noah, Logan and Amelia.
From Jan. 1 to Dec. 18, 2019, 40,978 babies were born in B.C. In 2018, 43,844 babies were born in B.C.
Parents have babies born late in 2019 still have time to register their child so the full list of most popular names will come out in spring 2020.