These were the most popular baby names in Alberta in 2019

Jun 22 2020, 8:53 am

A total of 50,598 brand new Albertans were brought into the world throughout 2019, and each one of them needed a name.

The Province of Alberta has announced the most popular baby names of the past year, and while many monickers that were popular in 2018 remained at the top of the list, there were a few new ones added to the top 10.

“One of the most memorable moments for me as a new father was when my wife and I chose the name for our son last fall,” said Minister of Service Alberta Nate Glubish in the release.

“Choosing a name for your child is fun and exciting. I want to congratulate all new parents in Alberta and reassure them, as well as Albertans expecting a child in the near future, that we are working every day to make sure your children have a great future in a strong Alberta.”

But, before we get to the most popular names, let’s take a look at a few of the more unique choices that parents went with this past year.

According to the release, Service Alberta saw 13,718 different baby names throughout 2019. They also noticed a trend towards pop-culture-inspired designations, with Marvel’s Loki, Rogue, and Xavier-Charles being marked down in their records, alongside Lord of the Rings’ Arwen, Eowyn, and Theoden.

Service Alberta also saw some monickers related to books from Greek mythology (Artemis, Apollo, Persephone, Zeus), and places (Arizona, Memphis, Salem, Jerusalem) in 2019.

The top girl name in Alberta in 2019 was Olivia, which has held the #1 title for the past four years in a row, and saw 229 new Olivias born in 2019.

Noah took the top spot for boys, with 275 new Noahs joining the province last year.

Here’s a breakdown of the top names from 2019:

Girls

  1. Olivia (229)
  2. Charlotte (188
  3. Sophia (181)
  4. Emma (178)
  5. Ava (161)
  6. Amelia (159)
  7. Emily (150)
  8. Abigail (141)
  9. Hannah (137)
  10. Elizabeth (124)

Boys

  1. Noah (275)
  2. Liam (234)
  3. Oliver (225)
  4. Ethan (213)
  5. Jack (198)
  6. William (185)
  7. Lucas (174)
  8. Owen (167)
  9. Benjamin (163)
  10. Jacob (162)