Zeeland Community Hospital

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Announces Top Baby Names for 2021

ZEELAND, Mich., December 27, 2021 – The Family Birth Center team at Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital has provided award-winning care to just over 700 babies delivered this year.

Typically, each year one special name rises to the top of the baby name list, however, 2021 has been anything but typical in many ways. This year, three names reign supreme for baby girls, including Isabella, Kinslee and Sophia. Sophia is holding strong, as it was also the top girl baby name for Zeeland Community Hospital in 2020.

For baby boy names, the 2020 leader Henry has been replaced by new list topper, Liam.

Continuing with the trend of numerous leaders, tied for second place girl names were:

  • Adalyn
  • Alaia
  • Charlotte
  • Evelyn
  • Nevaeh

Tied for third place were:

  • Addison
  • Adeline
  • Ella
  • Emersyn
  • Emilia
  • Emily
  • Hadley
  • Isla
  • Lily
  • Mia
  • Piper
  • Riley
  • Stella

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

  • Brooks
  • Easton
  • Isaac
  • Jace
  • Oliver
  • Theodore

Third most popular was:

  • Joseph

This year, the Family Birth Center team earned platinum designation for maternal care from the Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM). Additionally, Zeeland Community Hospital was also identified as one of the nation’s best maternity hospitals, according to the inaugural list of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for Maternity.

“We’re very proud of our birthing center nurses, providers and the entire care team for keeping the safety of our parents and newborns the absolute highest priority,” said Linda Schaltz, chief nursing officer, Zeeland Community Hospital. “It is such an incredible honor and privilege to care for the growing families in our community during their most precious moments.”

Spectrum Health wishes all the children born in 2021 and their families a happy and healthy holiday season.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan. People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.

Contact:
Ashley Kiekintveld
Marketing and Communications
Phone: 616.748.3610
Email: ashley.kiekintveld@spectrumhealth.org