Bronson baby namesPublished 9:32pm Thursday, January 5, 2012
KALAMAZOO — Bronson Methodist Hospital announced that in 2011, 3,330 babies were born at Bronson BirthPlace.
The most popular names for babies born at Bronson were:
2011 top boys’ names
2011 top girls’ names
In 2010, the top three boys’ names were Noah, Liam and Carter; the top three girls’ names were Olivia, Ava and Sophia.
After three years at the top of the list of female baby names, Olivia fell from first to fifth. The new top female name, Isabella, was fourth last year and fifth two years ago.
Meanwhile, Addison has moved up from sixth to second.
The most popular names for boys changes frequently. Six of this year’s top 10 were not on the list last year.
Elijah, the top male baby name in 2011, is new to the list. Last year’s top male name, Noah, dropped to third.
Mason moved this year from fourth to second.