What were the top baby names for 2012?

Ethan and Olivia topped the list of popular baby names in B.C. in 2012, according to figures just released by the province's Vital Statistics Agency.

Previous favourites Liam and Emma remain in second place

B.C.'s annual list of the most popular baby names is released each December for the previous year.

Ethan and Olivia topped the list of popular baby names in B.C. in 2012, according to figures just released by the province's Vital Statistics Agency.

The names replaced 2011's favourites Liam and Emma at the top of the annual ranking, which is released every December for the previous year.

There were 44,270 births in B.C. in 2012, and the full range of names spanned  from Aarav to Zion and Aaliyah to Zoya.

RankBoys#Girls#
Top baby names by births in  B.C. in 2012
1Ethan297Olivia274
2Liam264Emma265
3Lucas231Sophia232
4Mason207Emily195
5Logan203Ava187
6Noah193Ella175
7Alexander190Chloe143
8Benjamin176Isabella142
9Jacob168Avery138
10Jack163Hannah130
11Owen157Sophie127
12Ryan152Abigail126
13Daniel150Charlotte122
14Oliver150Lily121
15James147Brooklyn113
16Nathan147Madison112
17Jayden146Isla111
18Samuel140Grace101
19Matthew139Maya99
20William133Amelia96