What’s the most popular girl’s name in B.C.? That’s the question that led Tara Ahmadi to dive into a century’s worth of archives in order to find out the answer.
“I’ve been living in Vancouver for four years, and still couldn’t figure out which girl name is the most popular one here,” Ahmadi wrote in a post on Medium. “I’ve came across lots of girls named Jessie or Amy or Shan but who knows what their real name is. Since Vancouver is a multicultural city lots of people change their name mainly because their original name is too difficult to pronounce.”
Out of the 2,493 first names given to girls born in B.C. from 1915 to 2014, Ahmadi found that B.C.’s most popular girl’s name was Jennifer with 222,572 newborns given the name over the past Century. Following close behind was Linda (135,881), Jessica (118,392), and Emily (102,232).
Take a look at the full rundown of B.C.’s most popular names below.