Top baby names for 2015

Published in Pediatrics, For the Health of It Author: Denise Lenarz, MD

Since I became a pediatrician in 1999, it’s been fun to follow the trends in baby names. The top five Minnesota names in 1999 were Emily, Samantha, Hannah, Emma and Madison for girls and Jacob, Nicholas, Matthew, Benjamin and Andrew for boys.

St. Cloud Hospital recently compiled the top baby names for 2015 at the Family Birthing Centerat St. Cloud Hospital.

Top 10 names for boys

  1. Oliver
  2. Mason
  3. Liam
  4. Wyatt
  5. Jack
  6. Mohamed
  7. Noah
  8. Hunter
  9. Grayson
  10. Easton

Top 10 names for girls

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Charlotte
  5. Natalie
  6. Sophia
  7. Amelia
  8. Abigail
  9. Cora
  10. Evelyn

The total number of births at St. Cloud Hospital in 2015 was 2,933 compared to 2,829 in 2014; 2,888 in 2013; 2,724 in 2012; and 2,662 in 2011.