SIOUX CENTER—Nationally, Sophia is celebrating a whole decade as the top name choice for girls. On the boys list, Liam finally pushed out Jackson after six consecutive years as the most popular name, according to Babycenter.com.
Also on the national Top 10 list for girls were Olivia, Emma, Ava, Aria, Isabella, Amelia, Mia, Riley and Aaliyah.
The boys list nationally included Jackson, Noah, Aiden, Grayson, Cade, Lucas, Elija, Oliver and Muhammad.
Some of those names made the baby names’ list at Promise Community Health Center and Sioux Center Health.
Promise CHC’s midwifery team had 34 home births in 2019, which were within a 75-mile radius of the health center. That number is up from 31 last year.
There were 19 boys and 15 girls. Five of the 34 home births were in Sioux County. Promise has offered home birth services since 2013.
Through Promise, just one baby name matched up with the national list — Aria.
Other girl names were Ada, Adah, Addison, Auren, Camila, Elsie, Hazel, Indie, Isla, Iza, Lauralyn, Mary, Talitha and Vivian.
Boy names were Abel, Atlas, August, Axell, Beckett, Charlie, Ezra, Hezekiah, Hue, Isaac, Jude, Mason, Max, Monroe, Peter, Raylen, Ruben, Samuel and Sterling.
Sioux Center Health delivered 190 babies in 2019, up from 174 in 2018.
Seven boys had names that matched up with the national list — Aiden, three named Grayson, Liam and two named Lucas. Six girls matched up with the national list — four of which were named Emma as well as Rylee and Rylie (instead of Riley as on the national list).
With 15, “A” names were the most popular for girls, which were Adeline, Adelyn, Adriana, Alexxa, Alison, Alondra, Ambar, Amelia, Anayely, Angela, Arleth, Ashley, Atarah, Audrey and Aurora.
“E” names came in second for girls at 14, which included Edyn, Ella, Eliza, Emery, Emersyn, Emmy, Eniya, two had the name Everly and Ezri.
Other girls’ names were Bianca, Blakely, Blanca, Briana, Bricelyn, Brogan, Bryar, Byrdie;
Camila, Charlotte, Cierra, Cora, Dailyn, Daphne, Dulce;
Gabriela, Gaby, Guadalupe, Haley, Halsey, Hannah, Harper, Hayden, Hazel, Heidi, Hilaria;
Isla, Jaretzi, Jennifer, Jessa, Jocelyn/Joselyn, Julia, Junia, Karen, Karsyn, Kate, Kendra;
Lexi, Lizbeth, Lydia, Macie, Maddilynn, Margaret, Mariana, Meghan, Melissa, Mercylina, two with the name Mila, Morgan;
Nattasha, Navy, Nicole, Nora, Nova, Presley, Raelynn, Renata, Rosalynd, Rosy;
Savannah, Saylor, Scarlett, Shayla, Sutton, Taya;
Valencya, Valentina, Yareli/Yarely, two by the name of Yariza and Zhavia.
With 10 each, the letters “D” and “E” were the most popular for boys. The “D” names were Daklin, two by the name of Daniel, Dante, David, Dean, Decker, Domingo, Dustin and Dylan. The “E” names were Edgar, Edison, Edwin, Eli, Elian, Elias, Emmett, Erick, Esdra and Ezra.
Other boys’ names were Abram, Alexander, Alexis, Anderson, Andy, Apolo, Avin, Azai;
Beckett, two by the name of Brayan, Byron, Camden, Carlos, Cesar, Clark, Coen, Conley, Cristian;
Gabriel, Giovanni, Greer, Greizmaan/Grisman, Hector, Hendrick, Huxlee, Iker;
Jace, Jack, Jake, Jameson, Jordan, Jordy, two by the name of Jose, Joshua, Kashton, Kipton, Knox;
Levi, Lincoln, Luke, Micah, Nixon, Oscar, Rhetley, Rhys;
Theodore, Thomas, Trayten, Tucker, Ulices, Walker, Waylon, Wyatt and Zeke.