The most common baby names of 2018 in Alberta were announced earlier this week.
 
Olivia (235) was the most popular name choice for baby girls for the fifth year in a row, with Emma (230) and Charlotte (175) close behind.
 
Liam (225) reclaimed the top boy's name, taking the spot back from Noah. Oliver (212) was the second most popular name, while Noah (199) dropped down to third.
 
Local resident Kim Buck had no idea her daughter's name, Olivia, would become so common.
 
"My grandmother's twin was Olive, so we picked Olivia just to kind of freshen it up," Buck said. "But I didn't realize that it was going to be trending for five years."
 
Olivia Buck is now eight-years-old.
 
Some of the more unique names were inspired by Marvel comics (Loki, Thanos, Captain), Star Wars films (Kylo, Leia, Anakin) and gemstones (Amethyst, Sapphire, Onyx, Diamond).
 
Service Alberta recorded 13,363 different baby names last year.

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