Babies, babies, babies!
In 2016, Alberta welcomed 55,594 babies into the world, coming close to 2015’s record-breaking 56,529 births.
Officials from Service Alberta say Emma, Sophia and Ava top the list for girls, while Liam, Benjamin and Lucas remain popular choices for Alberta boys.
But it was Olivia who took the cake as Alberta’s top baby name for the third year in a row.
Most original names in 2016
In 2016, Service Alberta recorded 13,782 different baby names, with many reflecting names found in antiquity, mythology and religion. Some examples include Aphrodite, Aristotle, Artemis, Atlas, Daphne, Damaris, Lazarus, Lilith, Maximus, Nika, Octavian, Pandora, Persephone, Perseus, Pius, Torah and Troy.
Other original names in 2016 include hybrid monikers such as Blue-Eagle, HarleyQuinn, Heavenjot, Joearth, Justinjot, Morningstar, Notorious-Link, Riversong, Sailor-Arthur, ScarLet and Zyron-Thunder.
Did your baby name make the list?