FREDERICTON (GNB) – Olivia and Liam are the most popular names for babies born in New Brunswick in 2020.

Preliminary results released by the Vital Statistics Office at Service New Brunswick show that 5,403 children were born in the province in 2020 – 2,579 girls and 2,824 boys.

“Congratulations to all the new parents,” said Service New Brunswick Minister Mary Wilson. “It has been a challenging year in so many ways, but the arrival of these babies is certainly something to be celebrated.”

In 2020 there are 1,026 different names given to boys and 1,174 different names given to girls.

Olivia remained the most popular name for the fourth year in a row, followed by Amelia, Emma, Charlotte, Violet, Ella, Scarlett, Ellie, Ava, Sophie and Mia.

The most popular names for boys in 2020 are Liam, Noah, Jack, Jackson, Benjamin, Lincoln, William, Oliver, Thomas and Jacob.