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Most popular baby names in 2012

Published On: Jan 02 2013 09:35:49 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 02 2013 02:03:03 PM CST
LA CROSSE, Wis. -

Gundersen Lutheran delivered more than 1,400 babies in 2012. The hospital also had 37 sets of twins born in 2012, short of the 2011 record of 43.

Top 10 most popular girls' names for Gundersen Lutheran newborns in 2012:

1.       Olivia

2.       Aubrey

3.       Emma

4.       Ava

5.       Evelyn

6.       Sophia

7.       Addison (most popular in 2011)

8.       Clara

9.       Payton

10.   Abigail/Lauren (tie)

Top 10 most popular boys’ names for Gundersen Luthearn newborns in 2012:

1.       Mason

2.       Jackson (most popular in 2011)

3.       Easton

4.       Liam

5.       Landon

6.       Gabrial

7.       Ethan

8.       Benjamin

9.       Aiden

10.   Kaden/Carter (tie)

At Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, 978 babies were born. That's a 10-percent increase over the previous record of 932 in 2011. The hospital also had 18 sets of twins born in 2012 compared to 26 in 2011.

Most popular girls names born in 2012 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse:

1. Emma

2. Olivia

3. Ave, Cora*, Avery*

4. Anna, Nora, Abigail, Chloie*, Zoey*

* = several different spellings

Most popular boys names of 2012 for babies born at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse:

1. Owen and Jackson

2. Evan, Bentley, Mason*, Landon*

3. Logan, Wyatt, Ethan, Alexander, Joseph

4. William, Liam, Henry, Carson, Caden*, Jameson

* = several different spellings

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