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Most popular baby names in BC

Ethan and Olivia were the most popular names for babies born in B.C. in 2012, according to newly released figures from the province’s ministry of health.

Rounding out the top five for girls names were Emma, Sophia, Emily and Ava. Other top selections for the boys were Liam, Lucas, Mason and Logan.

Emma and Liam were the most popular names in 2011.

New parents also apparently borrowed baby names from pop culture: Last year, there were 35 babies named Khloe, 30 named Bella, 71 named Justin and 70 named Taylor.

Here are the top 10 boys’ names of 2012:

  • Ethan
  • Liam
  • Lucas
  • Mason
  • Logan
  • Noah
  • Alexander
  • Benjamin
  • Jacob
  • Jack

Here are the top 10 girls’ names:

  • Olivia
  • Emma
  • Sophia
  • Emily
  • Ava
  • Ella
  • Chloe
  • Isabella
  • Avery
  • Hannah

There were 44,270 births in B.C. in 2012, up from 43,991 the year before.

Click here for a full list of baby names selected in 2012.

Only names that occurred five times or more made the list.

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