Women's Health

Spectrum Health Ranks Top Baby Names for Year, Decade

The most popular names for the babies born at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in 2009 happen to be the most popular names for the past decade.

Spectrum Health Family Birthplace at Butterworth Hospital delivers more babies than any other hospital in Michigan with 7,665 births in its fiscal year 2009.

“Jacob” and “Emma” won top honors both for the year and the decade.

Top 10 Names for Boys 2009
1. Jacob
2. Ethan
3. Carter
4. Noah
5. William
6. Isaac
7. Caleb
8. Gabriel
9. Evan
10. Logan

Top 10 Names for Girls 2009
1. Emma
2. Isabella
3. Addison
4. Olivia
5. Ava
6. Abigail
7. Sophia
8. Ella
9. Lillian
10. Natalie

Top 10 Names for Boys for Decade
1. Jacob
2. Ethan
3. Andrew
4. Logan
5. Benjamin
6. Tyler
7. Noah
8. Joshua
9. Samuel
10. William

Top 10 Names for Girls for Decade
1. Emma
2. Olivia
3. Ava
4. Emily
5. Abigail
6. Grace
7. Madison
8. Sophia
9. Hannah
10. Elizabeth

Patient-focused care and personalized attention are the hallmarks of the Spectrum Health Family Birthplace.

“Although we deliver more babies than any other hospital in Michigan, we are committed to create an exceptional experience for all of our families,” said Cindy Reistroffer, director, women’s services, Spectrum Health. “It is a privilege to be with our patients and their families during this time in their lives.”  

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, a collection of seven hospitals and more than 140 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group and mmpc, multispecialty physician groups with more than 400 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with nearly 500,000 members. Spectrum Health’s 16,000 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest quality care. The organization provided $111.1 million in community benefit during its 2008 fiscal year. As a system, Spectrum Health has earned more than 100 awards during the past 10 years.