UnityPoint Health - Meriter Announces Top Baby Names of 2017

UnityPoint Health - Meriter Announces Top Baby Names of 2017

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Most popular baby names at UnityPoint Health - Meriter

UnityPoint Health – Meriter, the busiest Birthing Center in Wisconsin, has tallied a list of the most popular baby names of 2017. 

The list was compiled from the most common first names (and spelling variations) of the more 3,700 babies born at Meriter so far this year.  

Nora/Norah jumped from the no. 3 spot last year to become the top name in 2017 for girls and Henry moved up one spot from 2016 to become the most popular boy name. 

2017 Girls Names

1. Nora/Norah 

2. Olivia 

3. Charlotte 

3. Isabelle/Isabel 

5. Evelynn/Evelyn 

6. Elizabeth 

6. Madeline/Madilynn 

8. Adelynn/Adeline 

8. Lillian  

 10. Emma

2017 Boys Names

1. Henry 

2. Jackson/Jaxon/Jack 

3. Theodore 

4. Oliver 

5. Charles/Charlie 

5. Mason 

7. Logan 

 7. Max/Maxwell 

 9. Owen 

10. Noah 

 10. James

Also on the girl list, Olivia made a triumphant return after falling off the top ten in 2016. Also new this year were Elizabeth and Lillian. 

Theodore made its debut on the most popular boy name list, along with Mason, Logan and James. 

Before the year’s end, Meriter will have helped welcome more than 4,000 new babies to the Madison community with close to 5,000 babies expected in 2018.