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Big Rapids Hospital Birthing Center Announces Top Baby Names of 2019

Grace and Jaxon lead the list of most popular names in annual list.

Big Rapids, Mich., Dec. 18, 2019 – Of the almost 500 babies born this year at Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital Family Birthing Center, Grace and Jaxon, including all spelling variations, were most popular.

Jaxon, Jaxson, Jaxton, Jackson and Jack lead the list for boys for the 3rd year in a row, while Grace, Gracie, Gracelyn, Gracelynn and Gracylin took top female honors, passing last year’s most popular female name, Adaline, which came in 2nd place for most popular.

To date, 493 babies have been born at the Big Rapids Hospital birthing center this year, down from 545 last year.

The complete list for 2019 and 2018:

Top 10 Girl Names – 2019

  1. Grace, Gracie, Gracelyn, Gracelynn, Gracylin
  2. Adaline, Adalyn, Adalynn, Adeline
  3. Emma, Emmalynn
  4. Olivia
  5. Paityn, Payton, Peighton, Peyton
  6. Amelia
  7. Evelyn
  8. Everleigh, Everly
  9. Harper
  10. Natalie

Top 10 Boy Names – 2019

  1. Jaxon, Jaxson, Jaxton, Jackson, Jack
  2. Ethan
  3. Grayson
  4. Alexander
  5. Asher
  6. Caleb
  7. Dakota
  8. Johnathan, Jonathan
  9. Levi
  10. Liam

Grace and its variations didn’t make the list for top girl names in 2018, but it jumped all the way to the top spot this year.

Top 10 Girl Names – 2018

  1. Adaline, Adalyn, Addilynn, Addison, Addisyn, Adeline, Adilynne
  2. Paisleigh, Paisley, Paislyn
  3. Aria, Arielle, Arya
  4. Ava, Avery
  5. Josephine, Josophine, Josie, Josselyne
  6. Lilian, Liliana, Lilly, Lily
  7. Madalynn, Madelyn, Madelynn, Madison
  8. Nevaeh
  9. Olivia, Alivia
  10. Raelynn, Raylee, Rylee, Ryleigh, Rylie

Top 10 Boy Names – 2018

  1. Jaxon, Jaxson, Jaxton, Jackson, Jack
  2. Parker
  3. Liam
  4. Maverick
  5. Ryker
  6. Axel, Axle, Axton
  7. Carter
  8. Greyson, Grayson
  9. Jordan, Jordyn, Jordynn
  10. Levi


About Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,300 medical staff experts, 3,300 committed volunteers and a health plan serving 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 155 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $585 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $30 million in philanthropy in the most recent fiscal year to support research, academics, innovation and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.



John Norton
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