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Top baby names for 2014

Top baby names for 2014

The most popular baby names in the province for 2014 have been released by the Vital Statistics Agency.

And for the third year in a row, Olivia is the top girls name, with Ethan as the top boys names in 2014.

Edging out Liam, since 2002, Ethan has taken the number one or number two spot.

Rounding out the top five names for girls born in the province in 2014 were Emma, Sophia, Emily and Chloe.

For baby boys, other names in the top five were Liam, Lucas, Oliver and Mason.

There were 44,500 babies born in BC in 2014, consisting of almost 23,000 boys and 21,500 girls.

As for 2015, it could be the year of the Oliver.

Preliminary statistics show Olivia still running strong and Oliver so far edging out Liam and Ethan for first place.

Final statistics will not be available until later in 2016.

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