Popular and Unique Baby Names in Alberta, Canada

Canada’s province of Alberta has just released baby name statistics for 2008. Here’s a summary:

Boys Girls
Number of Babies Born: 26,017 24,526
Number of Names Bestowed: 5,513 6,829
Popular Names Ethan
Liam
Nathan
Noah
Owen
Ava & Olivia [tied]
Isabella
Sophia
Chloe
Grace
Unique names
(used just once)
Barack
Delorian
Gonzo
Jury
Natorious
Obama
Optimus
Rexall*
Anaïs
Anarchy
Castle
Harloquinn
Jetaime**
Science
Tyranny
Valkyrie

*Rexall is a drugstore chain in Canada.
**Je t’aime means “I love you” in French.

Here are Alberta’s baby name stats for 2007 and 2006.

Sources: Service Alberta, Edmonton Sun


3 thoughts on “Popular and Unique Baby Names in Alberta, Canada

  1. Anaïs is a Occitan version of Anna.
    Alaïs is the Occitan version of Alice. Both nice, non-made-up but unusual names.

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