A list of the top 20 baby names for 2022 was released by eHealth Saskatchewan today.
For 2022, Olivia was the most popular name for baby girls for the eighth year in a row. The second most popular girl name was Amelia, which was in eighth place in 2021.
Noah was the most popular name for baby boys for 2022 for the second year in a row, just ahead of long-time favorite, Liam.
Some new names made the 2022 list, including Mia at number 15, which was on the top 20 list once before in 2013. For boys names, Walker was on the list at number 12, and Beau at number 16.
Some baby girl names that did not carry over to the 2022 top 20 list included Harper, Aria, Avery and Nova.
More than one-third of the most popular baby boy names from 2021 didn't appear on the 2022 top 20 list, including Grayson, Jackson, Henry, Brooks, Bennett, Emmett and Rhett.
The top 20 baby girl names for 2022 are: Olivia, Amelia, Emma, Ava, Lily, Sophia, Isla, Charlotte, Willow, Abigail, Nora, Aurora, Chloe, Ivy, Mia, Ellie, Scarlett, Ella, Emily and Hazel.
The top 20 baby boy names for 2022 are: Noah, Liam, Leo, Jack, Lucas, Benjamin, Theodore, James, Levi, Lincoln, Oliver, Walker, William, Maverick, Asher, Beau, Hudson, Luke, Alexander and Elijah.