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.

Service Alberta publishes a statistical report including births, marriages, deaths, adoptions and change of names data. For more information about the statistical information available from the department, contact Vital Statistics.

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

Top baby names


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)


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)


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)

Alberta's Top Baby Names for 2016 (PDF, 451 KB)

Top 20 Baby Names of 2016 (PDF, 191 KB)


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)

Top 25 Baby Names of 2015 (PDF, 96 KB)


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)

Top 25 Baby Names of 2014 (PDF, 97 KB)


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)

Top 25 Baby Names of 2013 (PDF, 97 KB)


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)

Top 25 Baby Names of 2012 (PDF, 99 KB)


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)

Top 25 Baby Names of 2011 (PDF, 31 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

Top baby names by year


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

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

Vital Statistics
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