In 2016, Liam was the most popular name for baby boys for the seventh year in a row, and Olivia and Emma tied for the most popular name for baby girls.
The second most popular boy name was William and the third most popular girl name was Ava. There were 73 baby boys named Liam in 2016, followed by William, Oliver, Benjamin and Noah. There were 78 baby girls named Olivia and 78 baby girls named Emma, followed by Ava, Emily, Amelia and Sophia.
Perhaps the Royal Family’s much beloved couple, William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, continue to influence some parents in Saskatchewan.
William is now the second most popular baby boy name in the province, up from the sixth place spot in 2015. Charlotte also moved up the ranks after making the top 20 list in 2015 for the first time. William and Kate’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, will be turning two years old in May.
Check out the Top 20 Baby Names for 2016.
Did you know? In 2016, 15,725 live births were registered in Saskatchewan--an increase from 15,502 births registered in 2015. These numbers do not include Saskatchewan mothers who gave birth outside of the province.