The government of Alberta has released the top baby names of 2023, and the usual two names sit at the top, Olivia and Noah.

Olivia continues to hold the record-setting streak as the most popular girls' name in Alberta for the 11th consecutive year, while Noah maintains its position as the top pick for boys' names for the fifth year in a row.

“Congratulations to those who welcomed a new addition to their family in 2023. Bringing a child into the world is a truly momentous occasion," stated Dale Nally, Minister of Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction. "Whether the name you chose was in the top 10 or one of a kind, these names are only the beginning of the endless possibilities that lie ahead for each child. I look forward to supporting this generation by ensuring Alberta remains a place where they can thrive.”

Here is a list of the top 7 names this year for boys:

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Oliver
  4. Theodore
  5. Jack
  6. Henry
  7. Lucas

Here are the top seven names this year for girls:

  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia
  3. Sophia
  4. Charlotte
  5. Emma
  6. Isla
  7. Evelyn

When selecting names for their newborns, parents seem to have drawn inspiration from a multitude of sources. Some may have been influenced by plant names such as Ivy, Rose, Juniper, Poppy, Azalea, while others found inspiration in nature, choosing names like Wren, River, Meadow, and Flora.

Some may have adopted a literary approach, naming their characters Bennett, Sawyer, Juliet, and Atticus, or they may have drawn inspiration from religious figures such as Eve, Noah, Mohammed, and Gabriel.

As usual, athletes like Crosby, Beckham, and Evander, singers like Presley, Lennon, Aretha, Hendrix and even princesses from fairy tales like Ariel, Aurora, Tiana, Jasmine, and Belle may have influenced popular culture.

In 2023, Alberta saw a total of 47,263 registered births.