In 2020, Liam was once again the most popular name for baby boys for the 11th year in a row, and Olivia was the most popular name for baby girls for the sixth year in a row. The second most popular boy name was Jack and the second most popular girl name was Amelia.
There were 74 baby boys named Liam in 2020, followed by Jack, Oliver, Hudson and Noah. There were 79 baby girls named Olivia, followed by Amelia, Emma, Emily and Sophia.
Some new names debuted on the top 20 lists. Bennett dubuted at number 10 on the list of boy names and Aurora debuted at number 15 on the list of girl names. Maverick debuted in 2019 tied at number 19 on the boy's list, and saw a significant rise in popularity in 2020; it now sits in the 14th spot.
Several of the most popular baby boy names from 2019 did not reappear on the 2020 top 20 list, including Emmett, Logan, Ethan, Asher, Thomas and Jackson. This was also the first time in more than 10 years that the name Alexander did not make the list of top boy names. The baby girl names that did not carry over from 2019 were Chloe, Ella, Everly, Hannah, Brielle, Violet and Aria.
Check out the Top 20 Baby Names under the "Vital Statistics" folder.
Did you know? In 2020, 14,171 live births were registered in Saskatchewan. These numbers do not include Saskatchewan mothers who gave birth outside of the province.
Disclaimer: All data is point in time, therefore the counts and names are subject to change.