For three years running, Olivia top name for girls born in B.C

By Contributor
January 3rd, 2016

For the third consecutive year, Olivia is the top name for girls born in B.C., according to the Vital Statistics Agency.

Ethan was the top name for boys in 2014, edging out last year’s number one name, Liam. Ethan has been in the number one or number two spot each year since 2002 in British Columbia.

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 B.C. in 2014, consisting of 22,957 boys and 21,543 girls.

As for 2015, it could be the year of the Olive. Preliminary statistics from Jan. 1, 2015, to Dec. 1, 2015, 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.

In Nelson, Kootenay Lake Hospital reports no babies have been born as of yet in 2016.

B.C. ‘s New Year’s baby is a boy as Grayson Heinrich Jackson was born at 12:15 a.m. PT at Surrey Memorial Hospital.

Jackson weighed in at a healthy 8 pounds, 9 ounces.

Baby Grayson, mother Naomi Voss Hans and father Ryan Jackson are doing fine.

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