Results in from the cradle: Olivia, Noah top names for Alberta babies born in 2020

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EDMONTON — The results are in from the cradle: Olivia and Noah are the repeat champions for baby names in Alberta.

Olivia was the most popular name for 236 newborn girls in 2020 — the No. 1 pick for eight years in a row.

Noah, chosen 239 times, was tops on the boys list for the second straight year.

Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish says there were more than 13,000 different names registered.

Emma, Charlotte, Ava and Sophia rounded out the Top 5 for girls, while Oliver, Liam, Benjamin and William did the same on the boys side.

Alberta families welcomed more than 49,000 babies last year.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 29, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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