Not sure what unique name to give your baby? You might want to steer clear of these.

The B.C. government recently released the province's 20 most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2012.

Ethan was the most popular among boys, with 297 babies named. The most-named among girls was Olivia, with 274.

Are you surprised by any of the top choices?

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  • B.C.'s Top Baby Names 2012

  • B.C.'s Top Boy Names 2012

  • 20

    <p style="font-size:100px">William</p>

  • 19

    <p style="font-size:100px">Matthew</p>

  • 18

    <p style="font-size:100px">Samuel</p>

  • 17

    <p style="font-size:100px">Jayden</p>

  • 16

    <p style="font-size:100px">Nathan</p>

  • 15

    <p style="font-size:100px">James</p>

  • 14

    <p style="font-size:100px">Oliver</p>

  • 13

    <p style="font-size:100px">Daniel</p>

  • 12

    <p style="font-size:100px">Ryan</p>

  • 11

    <p style="font-size:100px">Owen</p>

  • 10

    <p style="font-size:100px">Jack</p>

  • 9

    <p style="font-size:100px">Jacob</p>

  • 8

    <p style="font-size:100px">Benjamin</p>

  • 7

    <p style="font-size:100px">Alexander</p>

  • 6

    <p style="font-size:100px">Noah</p>

  • 5

    <p style="font-size:100px">Logan</p>

  • 4

    <p style="font-size:100px">Mason</p>

  • 3

    <p style="font-size:100px">Lucas</p>

  • 2

    <p style="font-size:100px">Liam</p>

  • 1

    <p style="font-size:100px">Ethan</p>

  • B.C.'s Top Girl Names 2012

  • 20

    <p style="font-size:100px">Amelia</p>

  • 19

    <p style="font-size:100px">Maya</p>

  • 18

    <p style="font-size:100px">Grace</p>

  • 17

    <p style="font-size:100px">Isla</p>

  • 16

    <p style="font-size:100px">Madison</p>

  • 15

    <p style="font-size:100px">Brooklyn</p>

  • 14

    <p style="font-size:100px">Lily</p>

  • 13

    <p style="font-size:100px">Charlotte</p>

  • 12

    <p style="font-size:100px">Abigail</p>

  • 11

    <p style="font-size:100px">Sophie</p>

  • 10

    <p style="font-size:100px">Hannah</p>

  • 9

    <p style="font-size:100px">Avery</p>

  • 8

    <p style="font-size:100px">Isabella</p>

  • 7

    <p style="font-size:100px">Chloe</p>

  • 6

    <p style="font-size:100px">Ella</p>

  • 5

    <p style="font-size:100px">Ava</p>

  • 4

    <p style="font-size:100px">Emily</p>

  • 3

    <p style="font-size:100px">Sophia</p>

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    <p style="font-size:100px">Emma</p>

  • 1

    <p style="font-size:100px">Olivia</p>

  • <em>Up Next: Top Trends In Baby Names 2013</em>

  • Girls

    <em>Girls</em> characters seem to have a huge influence on baby girl names. Shoshanna rose 67 percent (when spelled with one "n"), and Zosia 46 percent. Marnie jumped 62 percent, or 3,286 spots, on the list. Pictured: Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams, and Lena Dunham attend the Premiere Of 'Girls' Season 2 Hosted By HBO at NYU Skirball Center on January 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

  • ... And 'Indie' Girls

    "Indie" girl names like Lena (Dunham) and Lake and Bell (Lake Bell) have risen in popularity. Bell by a whopping 67 percent. Pictured: Actress Lake Bell attends the 2013 Whitney Gala & Studio Party at Skylight at Moynihan Station on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 in New York.

  • Duck Dynasty

    There's something about a close-knit duck huntin' family to name your kids after. The Duck Commander's wife Korie saw an 89 percent increase on the name charts with Willie's older brother Jase (Jason) rising 8 spots. Pictured: "Duck Dynasty" cast members, from left, Willie, Korie, Jessica, Jep, Missy, Jase, Miss Kay, Phil and Si attend the A+E Networks 2013 Upfront on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Breaking Bad

    <a href="https://editorial.huffingtonpost.com/entry/?entry_id=4378985" target="_blank">Unlike their U.K. counterparts</a>, who are apparently big Jesse fans, U.S. parents are rooting for the good men and women -- by <em>Breaking Bad</em> standards. Marie (the good wife to DEA Agent Hank) went up 21 percent while the name Mike (He was a drug dealer with a conscious) went up 20 percent. <em>Photo via <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Bad-Complete-Second-Season/dp/B001RTSPVY/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1386184706&sr=8-5&keywords=breaking+bad" target="_blank">Amazon</a> </em>

  • George

    George doesn't look to be going out of style anytime soon. The Royal Baby's name has seen a 10 percent increase on the charts for boys. And, there's a twist: The name has also risen by 37 percent for girls. Pictured: Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge holds his son, Prince George of Cambridge, as he arrives at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in central London for the christening of the 3-month-old baby on October 23, 2013.

  • Kanye West

    Producer and recording artist Kanye West now has another accolade to boast about. His first name has jumped 38 percent and West, on its own, is close behind, rising by 22 percent. Pictured: Kanye West at the Alexander Wang collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

  • Miley

    Most parents aren't too fond of naming their girls after "bad girl" celebs, but Miley seems to be the exemption. The name rose 16 spots on the list. Pictured: Miley Cyrus arrives at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.

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