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British Columbia Baby Names 2018

Posted 20 April 2019

The British Columbia Ministry of Health  has released baby names data for 2018 for British Columbia in Canada. Data is available for names with a count of five or more.

Female Names

The two most popular girls’ names are unchanged in 2018, with Olivia in first place and Emma in second. Amelia climbs six places to joint third with Charlotte, who moves up one place. Chloe climbs two places to fifth. Sophia drops three places to sixth, and Ava also falls three places to seventh. Isla is a new entry in the top ten, moving up three places to eighth. Emily drops three places to ninth and Abigail stays in tenth. Hannah drops out of the top ten.

New entries in the top 100 names include Josephine (up 64 places to 68th), Olive (up 58 places to 74th), Savannah (up 63 places to 84th), Brooke (up 42 places to joint 90th), Lauren (up 31 places to joint 90th), Lyla (up 31 places to joint 90th) and Maria (up 31 places to joint 90th).

Names dropping out of the top 100 include Jade (down 23 places to joint 102nd), Sloane (down 30 places to joint 102nd), Alexandra (down 32 places to 109th), Mya (down 32 places to 115th), Jasmine (down 42 places to 121st), Isabel (down 30 places to joint 129th) and Samantha (down 46 places to joint 129th).

Male Names

Liam moves up one place to be the most popular boys’ name in 2018. Lucas climbs two places to second and Oliver moves up four places to third. Benjamin drops three places to fourth, Logan falls two places to fifth, and Ethan drops one place to sixth. Noah climbs one place to joint seventh with William, who moves up two places. James drops four places to ninth. Leo is a new entry in the top ten, climbing four places to tenth. Owen drops out of the top ten.

New entries in the top 100 names include Nicholas (up 44 places to 64th), Bodhi (up 34 places to joint 69th), Luca (up 34 places to joint 69th), Elias (up 74 places to 83rd), Carson (up 53 places to joint 85th), Oscar (up 33 places to joint 85th) and Axel (up 98 places to joint 90th).

Names falling out of the top 100 include Arlo (down 32 places to 108th), George (down 30 places to 111th), Landon (down 30 places 114th), Beau (down 33 places to joint 120th), Jonathan (down 41 places to joint 120th), Arthur (down 53 places to 140th) and Eric (down 46 places to 142nd).

Visit the name popularity tables page to view the tables in full, and to view tables for other years.

Data UpdatesCanadaAbigail, Alexandra, Amelia, Arlo, Arthur, Ava, Axel, Beau, Benjamin, Bodhi, Brooke, Carson, Charlotte, Chloe, Elias, Emily, Emma, Eric, Ethan, George, Hannah, Isabel, Isla, Jade, James, Jasmine, Jonathan, Josephine, Landon, Lauren, Leo, Liam, Logan, Luca, Lucas, Lyla, Maria, Mya, Nicholas, Noah, Olive, Oliver, Olivia, Oscar, Owen, Samantha, Savannah, Sloane, Sophia, William

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