Noah Arcs Back to Top of BC Baby Name List for First Time Since 2007, Usurps Olivia

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Children's backpacks and shoes are seen astatine  a daycare franchise, successful  Langley, B.C., connected  May 29, 2018. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

Children's backpacks and shoes are seen astatine a daycare franchise, successful Langley, B.C., connected May 29, 2018. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

British Columbia’s wellness ministry says Noah is poised to beryllium the astir fashionable babe sanction successful the state this year, replacing longtime favourite Olivia, which topped the database past year.

Preliminary information released contiguous by the province’s Vital Statistics Agency says Noah is followed by Olivia, Oliver, Liam and Theodore.

The bureau says the apical 10 is rounded retired by Jack, Emma, Lucas, Leo and Sofia.

Previous information amusement Olivia has topped the rankings for 8 of the erstwhile 10 years, surpassed lone by Emma successful 2015 and Liam successful 2018, portion Noah past topped the database successful 2007.

Final figures for 2022 aren’t available, but successful 2021 determination were 238 Olivias, 229 Liams and 223 Noahs calved successful B.C.

The bureau says from Jan. 1 to Dec. 8, 2022, determination were 37,801 babies calved successful B.C., compared to 44,073 successful each of past year.

The Canadian Press