Big Rapids Hospital

Corewell Health Big Rapids Hospital Announces Top Baby Names of 2022

Big Rapids Hospital

BIG RAPIDS, Mich., December 15, 2022– While Olivia and Liam may be the most popular baby names of 2022 nationally, the story is different locally.

Walker dethroned the popular Jack for the top boy name of 2022 after holding the number one spot for four years on the list at Big Rapids Hospital Family Birthing Center.

Natalie claimed the most popular name for girls, replacing Ella, Peyton and Madeline in 2021.

As of this writing, 403 babies were born at Corewell Health™, formerly Spectrum Health, Big Rapids Hospital in 2022, down slightly from the 2021 total.

Tied for second place for girl names was:

  • Ruby
  • Kinsley
  • Sophia
  • Aniyah
  • Paisley
  • Eliza
  • Ryleigh/Rylee
  • Ella
  • Willow
  • Emberly
  • Amelia
  • Lily
  • Emma
  • Raelyn
  • Evelyn
  • Everleigh
  • Sadie
  • Harley
  • Hazel
  • Wynter

For boys’ names, there was a three-way tie for second most popular:

  • Oliver
  • William
  • Hudson

Two names tied for third most popular:

  • Eli/Elijah
  • Henry

Corewell Health wishes these children and all families a happy and healthy holiday season.


About Corewell Health West 

Corewell Health West, formerly Spectrum Health, is a not-for-profit health system serving 13 counties in West Michigan. Corewell Health West is a region of Corewell Health™, formerly the BHSH System (Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health) that provides care and coverage with an exceptional team of 60,000+ dedicated people—including more than 11,500 physicians and advanced practice providers and more than 15,000 nurses providing care and services in 22 hospitals, 300+ outpatient locations and several post-acute facilities—and Priority Health, a provider-sponsored health plan serving over 1.2 million members. Through experience and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness. For more information, visit or


Kelly Johnson
Communications Specialist
Office: 616.225.6419
Mobile: 616.550.7358