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Olivia and Liam top baby names for 2020

Top baby names are announced for 2020. Olivia, Emma, Liam and Jackson top the list. Photo: Metro Creative Connection

There's not much that is surprising anymore regarding 2020--a year most want to see in the rearview mirror. But if you had a baby this year, then 2020 is special. And if you named your baby Olivia or Emma, Liam or Jackson, then you're in fine company.

If, on the other hand, you're about to have a baby and hoped yours may be announced as the New Year baby, you're out of luck. In Alberta at least, AHS and Covenant Health said it's cancelling the announcement of a New year's baby for 2021, because of hospital restrictions and health concerns around COVID-19.

"Priority must be given to patient care in these extraordinary times. We hope to resume this practice in 2022," said the government announcement. 

For now then, we can just congratulate families and their new additions. Here's this year's top baby names.

Top girl's names in Canada

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Mia
  4. Sophia
  5. Zoey
  6. Charlotte
  7. Amelia
  8. Aria
  9. Mila
  10. Hannah
  11. Ava
  12. Chloe
  13. Ella
  14. Abigail
  15. Everly
  16. Leah
  17. Nora
  18. Ellie
  19. Isabella
  20. Riley


Top boy's names in Canada

  1. Liam
  2. Jackson
  3. Noah
  4. Lucas
  5. Oliver
  6. Grayson
  7. Leo
  8. Jack
  9. Benjamin
  10. William
  11. Luca
  12. Logan
  13. Ethan
  14. Levi
  15. James
  16. Henry
  17. Mateo
  18. Jacob
  19. Elliot
  20. Mason