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Traditional baby names rule in 2015

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Sioux City, IA-- What’s in a name? If you ask parents of little ones born in the last year, they might tell you it’s all about tradition. At UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s, traditional baby names reigned supreme in 2015.   

At St. Luke’s, Evelyn was the top girl’s name in 2015. Alternate spellings of the name also included Evlyn and Evalyn. The name beat out Mia, last year’s frontrunner.  Other popular girls’ names included Zoey, Mia, Emma, Sophia, Emily, Andrea, Charlotte, Elizabeth, and Isabelle.

In the boys’ department, Jaxon took the top spot with some parents choosing alternate spellings including Jaxson, Jackson, and Jaxin. Other names included Liam, Noah, Henry, Hudson, Alexander, Mason, Ryker, Brandon, and Daniel. The name Carter, which was one of the top names in 2014, missed the cut of most popular names this year. 

While traditional 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 girls’ names included Lennon, Margarita, Myrical and Mystiq. For the boys, unique names such as Fenway, Callaway, Hendrix, Madden, Rowdy and Tab were given.

 Each year, approximately 2,000 babies are born at St. Luke’s, making the hospital families’ number one choice for childbirth in Siouxland.


About UnityPoint Health – Sioux City

As part of UnityPoint Health – Sioux City which includes UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s offers a vast network of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals committed to coordinating care to meet the individual needs of our patients. UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s is one of the region’s most patient and family-centered hospitals, delivering innovative care to communities in the tri-state area including Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.  St. Luke’s treats more than 77,000 patients annually, coordinating care from the doctor’s office to the hospital and back home through St. Luke’s, UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home.

Using a team approach, the physicians and specialists of UnityPoint Clinic are committed to helping patients manage their health. Through more than 48,000 patient visits annually and with services including family practice, general and vascular surgery, pulmonary and critical care, occupational medicine, nephrology and cardiology, UnityPoint Clinic is focused on getting patients healthy sooner and keeping them healthy.

For patients who need additional care at home, UnityPoint at Home provides services and equipment including nursing care, infusion therapy, respiratory therapy, rehabilitation, home medical equipment and supplies. The UnityPoint at Home team, which includes registered nurses certified in chronic care management, work with each patient to find the right home care solution based on their unique needs.

 Through our mission to improve the lives of the people of Siouxland, UnityPoint  Health– St. Luke’s, UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home work together to ensure the best outcome for every patient, every time. For more information, visit unitypoint.org.