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

Top choices extend their streak of popularity in 2014, according to Vitals Statistics Agency

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Olivia is the most popular name for baby girls born in B.C. for the third straight year.

The province issued its annual list of top baby names chosen in 2014.

Ethan was the top name for boys, edging out Liam, the previous year’s top choice.

It’s been a long run of popularity for Ethan, which has been number one or two every year since 2002.

Emma, Sophia, Emily and Chloe rounded out the top five names for girls in 2014, while the other top boys’ names were Liam, Lucas, Oliver and Mason.

“Not surprisingly Terry was not the most popular boys’ name in British Columbia in 2014,” Health Minister Terry Lake said.

MORE: Extended list of 2014 baby names

Final statistics for 2015’s names won’t be available until later in 2016, but so far Olivia appears to be extending her streak, while Oliver was edging ahead of Liam and Ethan for top choice on the boys’ side as of Dec. 1.

The Vital Statistics Agency reported 44,500 babies born in B.C. in 2014 – 22,957 boys and 21,543 girls.

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