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Most Popular Baby Names In Saskatchewan For 2018

Released on March 12, 2019

A list of the top 20 baby names for 2018 was released by eHealth Saskatchewan today.  Liam was the most popular name for baby boys for the ninth year in a row, and Olivia was the most popular name for baby girls for the second year in a row.  The second most popular boy name was Oliver and the second most popular girl name was Emma.

There were 84 baby boys named Liam in 2018, followed by Oliver, Benjamin and Noah.  There were 69 baby girls named Olivia, followed by Emma, Harper and Sophia.

Three new baby boy names—Ryker, Emmett and Elijah—made their debut in the top 20 list since eHealth started reporting the most popular baby names in 2008.  Two new baby girl names—Ellie and Ivy—made the top 20 list for the first time in 2018.

Top 20 Girl Names

Top 20 Boy Names

Rank

Name

Total Named

Rank

Name

Total Named

1

OLIVIA

69

1

LIAM

84

2

EMMA

62

2

OLIVER

61

3

HARPER

55

3

BENJAMIN

59

4

AVA

48

4

NOAH

58

5

SOPHIA

47

5

JACOB

55

6

ELLA

45

6

LINCOLN

54

7

CHARLOTTE

43

7

JACK

50

8

EMILY

40

7

LOGAN

50

8

LILY

40

9

JAMES

47

8

SCARLETT

40

10

HUDSON

46

11

HANNAH

38

10

LEVI

46

12

ABIGAIL

37

12

WILLIAM

45

13

ELIZABETH

35

13

LUCAS

44

13

ELLIE

35

14

ETHAN

42

15

PAISLEY

34

14

MASON

42

16

AVERY

33

14

RYKER

42

16

GRACE

33

17

ELIJAH

40

18

HAZEL

31

17

GRAYSON

40

19

AMELIA

30

19

ALEXANDER

39

20

IVY

29

20

EMMETT

39

Several of the most popular baby boy names from 2017 did not make a reappearance into the 2018 top 20 list, including Owen, Daniel, Gabriel, Asher, Leo and Hunter.  The baby girl names that did not carryover from 2017 were Addison, Brielle, Aria, Quinn and Madison.

In 2018, 15,364 live births were registered in Saskatchewan, which is a decrease of 245 from the number of live births registered in 2017, which totalled 15,609.  These numbers do not include Saskatchewan mothers who gave birth outside of the province.

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For more information, contact:

Lisa Triantafyllou
eHealth Saskatchewan
Regina
Phone: 306-337-5045
Cell: 306-581-7342

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