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Most Popular Baby Names in 2017

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Baby names are a big deal at UnityPoint Health® – St. Luke’s. With nine out of ten Siouxland babies born at the leading hospital for childbirth, these popular names will be hard to miss.

For the second time in three years, Evelyn was the top girl name in 2017. Evelyn also claimed the title in 2015. Other popular girl names included Mia, Harper, Victoria, Emma and Anna.

In the boy department, Liam took the top spot by a long shot with a whopping eleven babies taking the name. Other popular names included Elijah, Gabriel, Leo, Mason and Lincoln.

While classic names ruled the list of most popular newborn names, it’s hard to miss the more creative and unique names given to some Siouxland newborns. Some of the more creative girl names included Poppy, Remington, Akira, Preslee, Birdie-Kate and Juniper. For the boys, unique names such as Yannick, Taysom, Nyxon, Crawford, Daxtyn and Kodiak were given.

Approximately 2,000 babies are born each year at St. Luke’s.