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Amelia, Oliver, And Levi Lead HSHS St. John's And Memorial Medical Center In Baby Names In 2019

When it comes to popular baby names in Springfield, a trend of going back to older traditional names is starting to become popular. Amelia was the most popular girl's name in 2019, with 21 baby girls named that in 2019. Oliver and Levi saw 19 children named that at HSHS St. John’s Hospital and Memorial Medical Center last year. 

Rounding out the top 5 for girl's names include Emma (19 babies), Olivia (18), Aria (15), and Ava (13). For boys, Lincoln (16), Jaxson (14), and Benjamin (11). Jessica Gonko, nurse manager of the women and infants center at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, says that it is neat to see Lincoln be a popular name in Illinois.



Gonko says that is is a very special time when parents get to pick out the names for their newborns.


Susan McCarty who is one of the nurse managers of Family Maternity Suites, which is the maternity unit at Memorial Medical Center says that you can see a trend with baby names when it comes to certain shows or sports teams.



HSHS St. John’s Hospital had 2,048 births in 2019 while Memorial Medical Center had 1,440.

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