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B.C.’s top baby names are Olivia, Ethan 0

By Chris Campbell, 24 hours

The Province of B.C. says the most popular baby names in 2012 were Olivia and Ethan.
(FILE PHOTO/QMI AGENCY)

The Province of B.C. says the most popular baby names in 2012 were Olivia and Ethan. (FILE PHOTO/QMI AGENCY)

On Monday, the Province of B.C. listed the most popular names for new babies in 2012, with Olivia leading the way for girls and Ethan topping the list for boys.

The numbers were compiled from British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency data. The other top names for girls included Emma, Sophia, Emily and Ava. For boys, the top names included Liam, Lucas, Mason and Logan.

The most popular names in 2011 were Liam and Emma.

According to a news release, the data showed that pop culture played an “apparent role” when babies were named in 2012, with 71 named Justin, 70 named Taylor, and 35 named Khloe.

In all, there were 44,270 births in B.C. in 2012, up from 43,991 in 2011. 

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