Overview

Each year Service Alberta, the provincial department responsible for vital statistics, publishes a list of Alberta’s top baby names. The list of most popular girl and boy names is compiled from the birth information provided by parents and processed by the department for a particular year.

More statistical information about Alberta births, marriages, deaths, stillbirths and legal changes of name can be found on the Open Government portal.

Below are the most popular baby names in Alberta, by year.

Top baby names

2019

Boys: Noah, Liam, Oliver, Ethan, Jack, William, Lucas, Owen, Benjamin, Jacob
All boy names in 2019 (PDF, 821 KB)

Girls: Olivia, Charlotte, Sophia, Emma, Ava, Amelia, Emily, Abigail, Hannah, Elizabeth
All girl names in 2019 (PDF, 1.0 MB)

2018

Boys: Liam, Oliver, Noah, Ethan, Logan, Lucas, Jacob, William, Benjamin, Jack
All boy names in 2018 (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Girls: Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, Emily, Ava, Abigail, Harper, Sophia, Amelia, Elizabeth
All girl names in 2018 (PDF, 2.3 MB)

2017

Boys: Noah, Liam, Benjamin, Logan, Lucas, William, Ethan, Oliver, Jack, Jacob
All boy names in 2017 (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Girls: Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, Ava, Sophia, Emily, Abigail, Amelia, Isabella, Aria
All girl names in 2017 (PDF, 2.5 MB)

2016

Boys: Liam, Benjamin, Lucas, Oliver, Noah, William, Ethan, Jack, Lincoln, Owen
All boy names in 2016 (PDF, 2.3 MB)

Girls: Olivia, Emma, Sophia, Ava, Emily, Charlotte, Amelia, Abigail, Chloe, Aria
All girl names in 2016 (PDF, 2.6 MB)

2015

Boys: Liam, Noah, Ethan, Benjamin, Lucas, William, Oliver, Mason, Logan, Alexander
All boy names in 2015 (PDF, 2.1 MB)

Girls: Olivia, Emma, Emily, Sophia, Ava, Chloe, Abigail, Ella, Avery, Amelia
All girl names in 2015 (PDF, 2.5 MB)

2014

Boys: Liam, Ethan, Benjamin, William, Logan, Noah, Jacob, Oliver, Lucas, Carter
All boy names in 2014 (PDF, 2.1 MB)

Girls: Olivia, Emma, Emily, Sophia, Ava, Isabella, Abigail, Ella, Charlotte, Hannah
All girl names in 2014 (PDF, 2.5 MB)

2013

Boys: Liam, Lucas, Ethan, Noah, Logan, Benjamin, William, Jacob, Mason, Carter
All boy names in 2013 (PDF, 2 MB)

Girls: Olivia, Emma, Emily, Sophia, Ava, Avery, Abigail, Charlotte, Chloe, Lily
All girl names in 2013 (PDF, 2.4 MB)

2012

Boys: Liam, Ethan, Jacob, Logan, Mason, Benjamin, Lucas, Alexander, Carter, Noah
All boy names in 2012 (PDF, 2 MB)

Girls: Emma, Olivia, Emily, Sophia, Ava, Lily, Ella, Isabella, Abigail, Chloe
All girls names in 2012 (PDF, 2.4 MB)

2011

Boys: Liam, Ethan, Mason, Lucas, Jacob, Alexander, Benjamin, Noah, William, Logan
All boy names in 2011 (PDF, 389 KB)

Girls: Olivia, Sophia, Emma, Emily, Ava, Chloe, Abigail, Lily, Brooklyn, Sophie
All girl names in 2011 (PDF, 330 KB)

1990 to 2010

For baby names before 2010, see our baby names records:

Baby boy names registered by year

Baby girl names registered by year

Frequency and Ranking of Baby Names by Year and Gender

Contact

Connect with the Service Alberta Contact Centre:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-7013 (Edmonton and area)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-4225

For the deaf or hard-of-hearing:
TTY: 780-427-9999 (Edmonton and area)
Toll free TTY: 1-800-232-7215 (in Alberta)

Email: vs@gov.ab.ca

Mail:
Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 2023
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4W7

Courier:
Vital Statistics
Document Reception
John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 5C5