2020 is been a big year for you, especially if you happen to be named Ava or Oliver.

Those two names topped the list of the most popular baby names for the year according to Spectrum Health Butterworth in Grand Rapids, and they ought to know. Spectrum delivers more babies than any other hospital in the state of Michigan clocking in at 6800 babies delivered there so far this year.

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One new name to the top 10 list has a little bit of an interesting history to it. The name Eleanor, Came in at number seven, definitely has a more old world style flair to it. Interesting enough it’s not the first time the name is found itself in the top 10. The last time the name Eleanor it was in the top 10, on the national list, just happen to be 1918 the year of the Spanish Flu pandemic.

Not to be outdone in the thought process that everything old is new again,the boys name Leo found a spot in the top ten for the first time making his way to 9th place The name Leo was a big hit back in 1903. 

The list, released each year from the hospital looks like this:

Top Girls Names 2020

  1. Ava
  2. Charlotte
  3. Nora
  4. Olivia
  5. Amelia
  6. Emma
  7. Eleanor
  8. Hazel
  9. Evelyn
  10. Harper

Top Boys Names 2020

  1. Oliver
  2. William
  3. Liam
  4. Owen
  5. Benjamin
  6. Theodore
  7. Noah
  8. Elijah
  9. Leo/Levi (tie)

Although Butterworth Hospital omitted the first two months due to a change in software this past year, the list gives a pretty good idea of what the graduating class of 2038 will look like.


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