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Alberta’s top baby names of 2017 revealed

Mother holding her baby hand.
Mother holding her baby hand. Getty Images

The most popular names given to babies in Alberta in 2017 have been revealed, and for the first time since 2010, there’s a new No. 1 when it comes to boy’s names.

Move over, Liam. Noah is now the most popular boy name in Alberta. It was given to 250 babies in 2017.

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Liam wasn’t bumped down too far on the list, though, as the name is No. 2 on the boy’s list. It was given to 244 babies last year.

Alberta welcomed 53,539 babies in 2017 – 27,599 boys and 25,835 girls. There were 13,899 different baby names handed out last year.

Top 10 boy names in Alberta in 2017 (and how many babies were given the name):

  1. Noah – 250
  2. Liam – 244
  3. Benjamin – 229
  4. Logan – 226
  5. Lucas – 216
  6. William – 213
  7. Ethan – 192
  8. Oliver – 190
  9. Jack – 189
  10. Jacob – 178
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When it comes to names for baby girls, the top spot was once again taken by Olivia, which has been the case since 2013. The name was given to 236 baby girls last year.

There are actually 12 names on the girls’ list because of two ties.

Top 10 girl names in Alberta in 2017 (and how many babies were given the name):

1. Olivia – 236
2. Emma – 215
3. Charlotte – 187
4. Ava – 184
4. Sophia – 184
5. Emily – 159
6. Abigail – 154
7. Amelia – 149
8. Isabella – 141
9. Aria – 129
9. Chloe – 129
10. Lily – 127

Watch below: Here’s a closer look at the less-popular names given to babies in Alberta in 2016

Alberta releases top baby names of 2016
Alberta releases top baby names of 2016

Service Alberta releases the list every year, as it is a popular guide for parents-to-be looking to choose a name for their child.

The lists are compiled from the Registration of Live Birth forms completed by parents, which are then processed by the government.

The government publishes the lists online, as well as on an app. The app allows users to access lists of Alberta’s top baby names in 1980.

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