FREDERICTON (GNB) – Liam was New Brunswick’s most popular baby name in 2021, as it was in 2020.

Since 2015, 379 children have been named Liam, making it the most popular baby name in the province over the past seven years.

Other popular baby names this year were William, Charlotte, Oliver, Benjamin, Noah, Owen, Levi, Thomas, Jackson, Henry, Olivia, Jacob, Hudson, Jack, James, Theodore, Sophia, Logan, Ellie, Gabriel, Paisley, Lincoln, Eli, Sophie, Willow, Isla, Emma, Ella, Abigail, Lucas and Jaxon.

Preliminary results released by the Vital Statistics Office at Service New Brunswick show that 5,560 births were registered in the province from Jan. 1 to Dec. 17.

“Congratulations to all the families who welcomed new arrivals this past year,” said Service New Brunswick Minister Mary Wilson. “I join all of you in celebration of this important milestone and wish you a happy and healthy life ahead.”

There were 6,222 babies born in New Brunswick in 2020. The 10 most popular names that year were Liam, Olivia, Jack, Noah, Jackson, Amelia, Oliver, William, Lincoln and Charlotte.