UnityPoint Health - Des Moines announces top baby names of 2021
Olivia/Alivia is the most popular girl name in 2021 used 118 times at UnityPoint Health® - Des Moines. Jack/Jaxon/Jackson/Jaxson is the most common name for boys, given to 123 babies in 2021.
Other popular names for boys: Grayson/Graysynn/Greysen (92), Theo/Theodore (61), Hayden (42) and Luca/Lucas/Lucca (31)
Common names for girls include: Nora/Norah (94), Rowan/Rowen/Rowyn (72), Harper (39) and Cora/Coraline (31).
To date 5,353 (compared to 5,089 last year) babies have been born at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines hospitals: 3,702 babies at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and 1,651 babies at Methodist West Hospital, a new all-time record.
Methodist West set its own all-time record for babies delivered in 2021 with 1,651 total babies, 271 more babies than in 2020.
"UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is proud to birth the most babies in central Iowa. It is truly an honor to have all of these families chose to grow their families with us," says Maria Nelson, manager of Maternity Services.