Alberta's Top Baby Names Of 2016

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EDMONTON — The usual favourites topped the list of baby names in Alberta last year, but Patience, Mercy and Wisdom also made an appearance.

Liam and Olivia were the most-picked names for the third year in a row.

Noah and Ethan were in second and third place for boys, while Emma and Emily rounded out the Top 3 for girls.

Unusual names

Some of the more unusual names for boys included Sky-light, Wealth, Wisdom and Wealth.

Patience, Mercy, Karma, Journey and Symphony got the nod from some parents who had baby girls.

Record-breaking number of births

The province says there were 56,529 little Albertans born in 2015 — a record-breaking year for births.

Rounding out the Top 10 for boys were Benjamin, Lucas, William, Oliver, Mason, Logan and Alexander.

The favourites for girls included Sophia, Ava, Chloe, Ella, Abigail, Avery and Amelia. The top five girls names haven't changed since 2013.

Popular culture continued to inspire some parents who chose monikers including Tyrion from "Game of Thrones,'' Katniss from the popular "Hunger Games'' trilogy and Elsa from Disney's "Frozen.''

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