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Format: 04/24/2014
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Olivia, Jackson Top the Charts as Pittsburgh’s 2013 Most Popular Baby Names

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Allegheny Health Network Parents Stay in Step With National Trends           
PITTSBURGH – Greetings to all you Olivias and Jacksons out there! Olivia topped the list of most popular girls’ names for the second year in a row, and Jackson went from second-most-popular in 2012 to first in 2013 among babies born at Allegheny Health Network’s Pittsburgh-area hospitals.
Through November 2013, the most popular names among the 3,500 babies born at West Penn Hospital and Forbes Hospital are:
Girls:
1.       Olivia
2.       Sophia
3.       Mia
4.       Ava
5.       Addison
6.       Ella
7.       Emily
8.       Gianna
9.       Isabella
10.   Emma/Madeleine (tie)
Boys:
1.       Jackson/Jaxon
2.       Landon
3.       Mason
4.       Noah
5.       Liam
6.       Aiden
7.       Jace/Jase
8.       Joseph
9.       Lucas
10.   Michael
From the girls’ top 10, Mia and Gianna showed the biggest surge in popularity from 2012. Pittsburgh’s names were similar to those in a national survey of the top 2013 baby names by Babycenter, with Sophia, Emma and Olivia topping the national list.
On the boys’ list, it was Landon and Jace that came out of nowhere to claim spots on the top 10, and the time-honored Joseph saw a surprising boost in popularity. Babycenter’s top three boys’ names nationally were Jackson, Aiden and Liam.
Creativity is key for today’s parents. Hundreds of the names had no duplicate, and many parents put their own stamp on names by using alternate spellings. (Alternate spellings were included as one name in calculating our top 10.)
 
 
CONTACT:
Stephanie Waite
412.330.4434
swaite@wpahs.org
 
 
 
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