Most popular B.C. baby names of 2012: Ethan and Olivia

In 2012, 19 babies were named Aaliyah, five got the name Rihanna, and another five were stuck with Miley. None, however, were named Kanye.

The provincial government has released a list of B.C.'s top baby names of 2012. Ethan and Olivia were the most popular choices. (Liam and Emma were the top picks in 2011.)

Here's a run-down of the top 10 baby names for boys and girls.

Most popular names for boys

  1. Ethan (297)
  2. Liam (264)
  3. Lucas (231)
  4. Mason (207)
  5. Logan (203)
  6. Noah (193)
  7. Alexander (190)
  8. Benjamin (176)
  9. Jacob (168)
  10. Jack (163)

Most popular names for girls

  1. Olivia (274)
  2. Emma (265)
  3. Sophia (232)
  4. Emily (195)
  5. Ava (187)
  6. Ella (175)
  7. Chloe (143)
  8. Isabella (142)
  9. Avery (138)
  10. Hannah (130)

You can find a huge list of all names picked five or more times in 2012 on the Vital Statistics Agency's website.

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