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 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.
Only names whose frequency occurs five or more times are listed.
There were 43,925 babies born in B.C. in 2013, which includes 22,491 boys and 21,434 girls.
More information can be found at: www.vs.gov.bc.ca/babynames/baby2013.html
For an audio clip of Health Minister Terry Lake talking about the top B.C. baby names of 2013, visit:
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