Familiar names lead the way when it comes to SK’s most popular baby names in 2020.

It shouldn’t be hard to find a child with the name of either “Liam” or “Olivia” in Saskatchewan.

eHealth Saskatchewan is releasing the top 20 baby names for 2020 and once again those two names are at the top of the list.  For Liam, it is the 11th straight year that the name has been number one while for Olivia, it is six straight years.

There were 63 baby boys in the province named Liam in 2020, followed by Jack (48) and Hudson, Noah and Oliver (43 each).

69 baby girls were named Olivia.  That was followed by Emma (45), Amelia (43) and Sophia (39).

Some new names debuted on the top 20 lists. Bennett tied at number 17 on the list of boy names and Aurora debuted at number 12 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 eighth 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.

As of December 9, 2020, 12,044 live births were registered in Saskatchewan. The final count will be completed in March. The number of live births registered in 2019 was 14,668



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