Now that we’ve officially entered the new year, it’s time to look back at some of 2023’s biggest highlights, including the baby names that topped the charts across BC. While plenty dream of giving their child a unique name, others may prefer to take a more traditional route. Regardless, the list of the most popular names in BC has a handful of new additions and surprises in addition to longstanding names.

According to the Ministry of Health, the top 10 baby names in the province stayed fairly consistent with last year’s list for Canada. So without further ado, here are the ‘most chosen’ names in BC for 2023.

Topping the list for ‘male’ names are Noah, Oliver, Theodore, Liam, and Jack – in that order.

In terms of the top ‘female’ names, Olivia, Emma, Sophia, Charlotte, and Isla take the cake.

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Below are the top 25 ‘most chosen’ names in BC (both genders):

  1. Noah
  2. Oliver
  3. Olivia
  4. Theodore
  5. Liam
  6. Jack
  7. Emma
  8. Sophia
  9. Leo
  10. Ethan
  11. Charlotte
  12. Lucas
  13. Isla
  14. Owen
  15. Henry
  16. Ava
  17. Benjamin
  18. Amelia
  19. Chloe
  20. Hudson
  21. Hazel
  22. Mila
  23. Lily
  24. Luca
  25. James

So there you have it, BC! Are you surprised by any of the names on this list?