Saskatchewan’s Top Baby Names

An article from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix breaks down the numbers and names of babies born in Saskatchewan in 2009.

The 14,465 births in Saskatchewan in 2009 were the most in the province since 1992, when families welcomed 14,992 new babies. There were 492 more babies born in Saskatchewan in 2009 than in 2008.

I’d say there are some surprising names in the mix. For instance the 17th most popular girls’ name: Nevaeh. And there’s still a good mix of classic names (Alexander, William, Elizabeth, Sarah). And I’d some are following recent trends, such as Lily, and Logan. But all of the names are pretty nice, actually. But we won’t be using any of them.

Here’s StarPhoenix reporter Janet French wrestling with the name game.

Here are the top-20 names for each gender, followed by the number of babies given that name:

Male (Female)

1. Ethan 93 (1. Emma 82)

2. Liam 77 (2. Ava 69)

3. Carter 72 (3. Olivia 66)

4. Jacob 65 (4. Emily 65)

5. Aiden 63 (5. Brooklyn 54)

6. Logan 62 (6. Chloe 52)

7. Hunter 55 (7. Madison 48)

8. Ryder 54 (8. Alexis 46)

9. Noah 53 (9. Hailey 44)

10. Owen 51 (10. Hannah 42)

11. Lucas 51 (11. Ella 41)

12. Benjamin 48 (12. Grace 40)

13. Matthew 44 (13. Lily 40)

14. William 43 (14. Elizabeth 38)

15. Joshua 43 (15. Addison 38)

16. Alexander 42 (16. Taylor 38)

17. Mason 41 (17. Nevaeh 36)

18. Carson 40 (18. Avery 35)

19. Jayden 40 (19. Abigail 33)

20. James 39 (20. Sarah 33)

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One thought on “Saskatchewan’s Top Baby Names

  1. You probably noticed this already, but Nevaeh spelled backwards is Heaven. I do see that name a lot more out here in BC too. It’s pretty. 🙂 Good luck you two!

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