Released on January 29, 2021
A list of the top 20 baby names for 2020 was released by eHealth Saskatchewan today. Liam was once again the most popular name for baby boys for the 11th year in a row, and Olivia was the most popular name for baby girls for the sixth year in a row. The second most popular boy name was Jack and the second most popular girl name was Emma.
There were 63 baby boys named Liam in 2020, followed by Jack, Hudson, Noah and Oliver. There were 69 baby girls named Olivia, followed by Emma, Amelia, Sophia and Emily.
Some new names debuted on the top 20 lists. Bennett tied at number 17 on the list of boy names and Aurora debuted at number 12 on the list of girl names. Maverick debuted in 2019 tied at number 19 on the boy’s list, and saw a significant rise in popularity in 2020; it now sits in the eighth spot.
Several of the most popular baby boy names from 2019 did not reappear on the 2020 top 20 list, including Emmett, Logan, Ethan, Asher, Thomas and Jackson. This was also the first time in more than 10 years that the name Alexander did not make the list of top boy names. The baby girl names that did not carry over from 2019 were Chloe, Ella, Everly, Hannah, Brielle, Violet and Aria.
As of December 9, 2020, 12,044 live births were registered in Saskatchewan. The final count will be completed in March. The number of live births registered in 2019 was 14,668. This does not include Saskatchewan mothers who gave birth outside of the province.
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*Please note that these are preliminary lists created with live birth data up to December 9, 2020. eHealth is still completing the birth registrations from the remainder of December 2020. The final lists will be completed in March and will be available at eHealthSask.ca under Health Data and Analytics, along with the final lists of popular baby names from previous years.
For more information, contact:Lisa Triantafyllou