Spectrum Health, Bronson reveal top baby names of 2018

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Spectrum Health’s list of top baby names for 2018 is out, and four newcomers have made the cut.


Spectrum Health says “Amelia” jumped to fourth place, making the hospital’s top 10 list for the first time in at least five years. 

Elizabeth, Hazel, Nora and Adeline dropped off the top 10 list, replaced by Amelia, Evelyn, Harper and Natalie. Olivia and Charlotte remained the most popular picks, at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.  

The top names for 2018 among girls were as follows:

  1. Olivia 
  2. Charlotte
  3. Emma 
  4. Amelia
  5. Evelyn
  6. Ava
  7. Harper
  8. Sophia
  9. Abigail
  10. Natalie


There was a big shakeup among the most popular boy names for 2018, with Levi, Elijah, Lincoln, Benjamin, Mason, Jack, Charles all dropping off the top 10 list. Only Oliver, Liam and James held on to make this year’s cut. 

 A moniker that didn’t even make the top 10 list in 2017 is the most popular boy’s name of 2018: William.

Three boy names that haven’t been on the top 10 list in several years were back in the mix for 2018: Theodore (No. 4), Lucas (No. 9) and Hudson (No. 10).

The top boy names of 2018 were as follows:

  1. William
  2. Oliver
  3. James
  4. Theodore
  5. Liam
  6. Jackson
  7. Henry
  8. Owen
  9. Lucas
  10. Hudson

The Family Birthplace at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital has welcomed 7,519 newborns so far this year — more than any other hospital in the state, according to Spectrum Health.

On Monday, Bronson also released its list of most popular baby names for 2018:


Bronson Methodist Hospital

  1. Oliver
  2. Liam
  3. Noah
  4. Theodore
  5. Benjamin
  6. Lincoln
  7. Jackson
  8. Lucas
  9. Mason
  10. Levi

Bronson Battle Creek

  1. Jeremiah
  2. Ethan
  3. Hunter
  4. Liam
  5. Carson
  6. Jordan
  7. Noah
  8. Aiden
  9. Carter
  10. Zander


Bronson Methodist Hospital

  1. Ava
  2. Emma
  3. Amelia
  4. Olivia
  5. Harper
  6. Stella
  7. Charlotte
  8. Elizabeth
  9. Aubrey
  10. (Multiple name tie)

Bronson Battle Creek

  1. Ava
  2. Emma
  3. Isabella
  4. Olivia
  5. Hannah
  6. Sophia
  7. Aria
  8. Athena
  9. Ellie
  10. Madison

Bronson says its nurses and doctors helped deliver 4,640 babies in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, making Bronson BirthPlace the leading birthing center in southwest Michigan.



Spectrum Health’s top baby names of 2018

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