Olivia, Ethan top baby names

For the third consecutive year, Olivia is the top name for girls born in B.C., according to the Vital Statistics Agency

For the third consecutive year, Olivia is the top name for girls born in B.C., according to the Vital Statistics Agency.

Ethan was the top name for boys in 2014, edging out last year’s number one name, Liam. Ethan has been in the number one or number two spot each year since 2002 in B.C.

Rounding out the top five names for girls born in the province in 2014 were Emma, Sophia, Emily and Chloe.

For baby boys, other names in the top five were Liam, Lucas, Oliver and Mason.

There were 44,500 babies born in B.C. in 2014, consisting of 22,957 boys and 21,543 girls.

As for 2015, it could be the year of the Olive.

Preliminary statistics from Jan. 1, 2015, to Dec. 1, 2015, show Olivia still running strong and Oliver so far edging out Liam and Ethan for first place.

Final statistics will not be available until later in 2016.