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Top baby names of 2018, according to Corridor hospitals

According to BabyCenter.com, the most popular name for a girl in 2015 was Sophia, and the top name for a boy was Jackson. (Fotolia/TNS)
According to BabyCenter.com, the most popular name for a girl in 2015 was Sophia, and the top name for a boy was Jackson. (Fotolia/TNS)

Grayson and Jackson as well as Isabel and Madeline topped the list as some of the most popular names for babies born in Corridor hospitals in 2018.

Three hospitals from Cedar Rapids and Iowa City released the most popular names of babies born in their birth centers the past year. While there were top contenders for boys’ names in the past year, there wasn’t a clear popular first choice for parents of girls.

Here are the top baby names in 2018 from Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s and Mercy Iowa City.

Mercy Medical Center

Boys

• Kaden

• Grayson

• Jackson

• William

• Michael

• Henry

Girls

• Olivia, Isabel and Evelyn (three-way tie)

• Emery

• Cora

UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s

Boys

• Jackson/Jaxon/Jack

• William

• Luke/Lucas

• Greyson

• Noah

• Lincoln

• Logan

• Asher

• Oliver

• James/Jameson and Everett (tie)

Girls

• Grace/Gracelyn

• Madeline

• Ava

• Isabel/Isabelle

• Charlotte

• Evelyn

• Hannah

• Paisley

• Amelia

• Kinsley

Mercy Iowa City

Boys

• Jackson

• Maverick and Grayson (tie)

• Henry and Hudson (tie)

Girls

• Lyla

• Harper and Stella (tie)

• Madlyn and Adeline (tie)

The top names for babies born across Iowa in 2017 are Harper, Emma and Olivia for girls, and Oliver, Liam and Henry for boys.

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