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Olivia and Noah top Alberta baby names in 2019

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June 22, 2020 at 1:07 pm - Home, Local News
By Erika Chorostil

The province of Alberta has released the list of the most popular baby names for 2019.

For the sixth year in a row, Olivia was the most popular girl’s name, while Noah returned as the most popular boy’s name for the second time in three years, previously topping the list in 2017.

Other popular names for boys were Liam, Oliver, Ethan, and Jack, while Charlotte, Sophia, Emma, and Ava rounded out the top five names for girls.

There were notable changes to the 2019 lists. Hannah reappeared on the Top 10 girls’ names list for the first time since 2014, coming in at number 9. Logan dropped to 12th place on the boys’ names list after appearing in the top five in 2017 and 2018. The name Harper dropped to 16th on the girls’ names list after placing seventh in 2018.

Alberta families welcomed 51,598 babies in 2019 – 26,328 boys and 25,270 girls.

The highest annual birth count in Alberta remains 56,744, which was recorded in 2015.

Parents have up to one year to register their child’s birth.

Alberta’s top baby boy names:

Boy Names
(2019)
Boy Names
(2018)
Boy Names
(2017)
Boy Names
(2016)
1 Noah (275) Liam (225) Noah (250) Liam (277)
2 Liam (234) Oliver (212) Liam (244) Benjamin
(252)
3 Oliver (225) Noah (199) Benjamin
(229)
Lucas (247)
4 Ethan (213) Ethan (188) Logan (226) Oliver (230)
5 Jack (198) Logan (182)
Lucas (182)
Lucas (216) Noah (228)
6 William (185) Jacob (181) William (213) William (213)
7 Lucas (174) William (178) Ethan (192) Ethan (205)
8 Owen (167) Benjamin
(176)
Oliver (190) Jack (197)
9 Benjamin
(163)
Jack (167) Jack (189) Lincoln (192)
10 Jacob (162) Alexander
(158)
James (158)
Jacob (178) Owen (189)

Alberta’s top baby girl names:

Girl Names (2019) Girl Names (2018) Girl Names
(2017)
Girl Names (2016)
1 Olivia (229) Olivia (235) Olivia (236) Olivia (292)
2 Charlotte (188) Emma (230) Emma (215) Emma (249)
3 Sophia (181) Charlotte
(175)
Charlotte (187) Sophia (215)
4 Emma (178) Emily (164) Ava (184)
Sophia (184)
Ava (207)
5 Ava (161) Ava (161) Emily (159) Emily (187)
6 Amelia (159) Abigail (153) Abigail (154) Charlotte
(180)
7 Emily (150) Harper (150) Amelia (149) Amelia (172)
8 Abigail (141) Sophia (146) Isabella (141) Abigail (171)
9 Hannah (137) Amelia (145) Aria (129) Chloe (129) Chloe (166)
10 Elizabeth
(124)
Elizabeth
(130)
Lily (127) Aria (137)

The full report of all 2019 baby names in Alberta can be found here: https://www.alberta.ca/top-baby-names.aspx


		

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