• Most Popular Baby Names for 2018

    A list of the top 20 baby names for 2018 was released by eHealth Saskatchewan today. Liam was the most popular name for baby boys for the ninth year in a row, and Olivia was the most popular name for baby girls for the second year in a row. The second most popular boy name was Oliver and the second most popular girl name was Emma. 

    There were 84 baby boys named Liam in 2018, followed by Oliver, Benjamin and Noah. There were 69 baby girls named Olivia, followed by Emma, Harper and Sophia.

    Three new baby boy names—Ryker, Emmett and Elijah—made their debut in the top 20 list since eHealth started reporting the most popular baby names in 2008. Two new baby girl names—Ellie and Ivy—made the top 20 list for the first time in 2018.

    Several of the most popular baby boy names from 2017 did not make a reappearance into the 2018 top 20 list, including Owen, Daniel, Gabriel, Asher, Leo and Hunter. The baby girl names that did not carryover from 2017 were Addison, Brielle, Aria, Quinn and Madison.

    In 2018, 15,364 live births were registered in Saskatchewan, which is a decrease of 245 from the number of live births registered in 2017, which totalled 15,609. These numbers do not include Saskatchewan mothers who gave birth outside of the province. 

    Top 20 Girl Names

     

    Top 20 Boy Names

    Rank

    Name

    Total Named

    Rank

    Name

    Total Named

    1

    OLIVIA

    69

    1

    LIAM

    84

    2

    EMMA

    62

    2

    OLIVER

    61

    3

    HARPER

    55

    3

    BENJAMIN

    59

    4

    AVA

    48

    4

    NOAH

    58

    5

    SOPHIA

    47

    5

    JACOB

    55

    6

    ELLA

    45

    6

    LINCOLN

    54

    7

    CHARLOTTE

    43

    7

    JACK

    50

    8

    EMILY

    40

    7

    LOGAN

    50

    8

    LILY

    40

    9

    JAMES

    47

    8

    SCARLETT

    40

    10

    HUDSON

    46

    11

    HANNAH

    38

    10

    LEVI

    46

    12

    ABIGAIL

    37

    12

    WILLIAM

    45

    13

    ELIZABETH

    35

    13

    LUCAS

    44

    13

    ELLIE

    35

    14

    ETHAN

    42

    15

    PAISLEY

    34

    14

    MASON

    42

    16

    AVERY

    33

    14

    RYKER

    42

    16

    GRACE

    33

    17

    ELIJAH

    40

    18

    HAZEL

    31

    17

    GRAYSON

    40

    19

    AMELIA

    30

    19

    ALEXANDER

    39

    20

    IVY

    29

    20

    EMMETT

    39

     

    Media contact:

    Lisa Triantafyllou
    eHealth Saskatchewan
    306-337-5045
    Cell: 306-581-7342
    Email: Lisa.Triantafyllou@eHealthSask.ca

    Posted 2019-03-12 09:16:51

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