Expect many Liames and Olivia in the kindergarten from 2023.
Vital Statistics B.C. broke the numbers for the most popular baby names since 2018, and Liam won first place for boys, while Olivia was the second year in a row the name of the favored girl.
Olivia has long been strong for some time – ranking as the name of top girls for six of the past seven years. Liam was last at the top in 2013.
This year Olivia follows Emma, Amelia, Charlotte, Chloei, Ava, Sofia, Isla, Emily and Hanna. All these names also appeared in the first 10 in 2017.
The only new addition to the top 10 for girls is Isla.
And the breakthrough in the first 10 for boys is for the first time Leo.
Liam attacked Benjamin for gold in 2018, while Lucas and Oliver took silver and bronze. They are followed, in order, by Benjamin, Ethan, Noah, Logan, William, James and Leo.
According to the data, there were 40,565 babies born in B.C. in 2018 – 19,821 girls and 20,774 boys – which is 4,129 fewer babies than they were born in 2017.
But the creators of the license plates for novelties, note – it may be time to start the statements of Liam and Olivia for a tricycle.