"Ava” Is The Most Popular Girl’s Name For Second Consecutive Year; “Logan” Again Regains Top Spot For BoysSeveral new baby names proved popular for infants born in 2017 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) in Towson, with eight new boys names and eight new girls names cracking this year’s Top 10 list. On the male side, Charles, Samuel and Henry and five others are all new members of the “most popular names” list, while baby girls named Claire, Savannah and Caroline along with five other names are all newcomers to the top 10 list for 2017 as well.
There were approximately 4,000 infants born in 2017 at GBMC, whose public relations staff tallied the hospital’s baby names and reported the most popular choices for the 11th consecutive year.
Topping the GBMC list for girls is Ava, for the second year in a row, and for the most popular boys' name, for a second consecutive year, was Logan. The names Ava and Logan have been ranked among the Top 10 in respectively nine and seven of the last of 11 annual GBMC surveys.
Top 10 Baby Boy Names at GBMC
Carter, Ryan and William (21)
Owen and Mason (20)
Charles and Alexander (18)
Benjamin and Noah (17)
Samuel, James, Henry and Aiden (16)
Daniel, Jackson, John, Wyatt, and Michael (15)
Jack and Ethan (14)
Dylan, Jacob, and Liam (13)
Top 10 Baby Girl Names at GBMC
Emily and Emma (16)
Claire, Avery and Abigail (12)
Natalie, Savannah, Sophia, Caroline, Grace and Isabella (10)
Ella, Aria, Amelia, Skylar, Scarlett, Madison & Zoey (9)
(*notes most popular name in 2016)
Six of the Top 10 most popular boy’s names nationwide and five such girl’s names - according to the parenting website BabyCenter.com (https://www.babycenter.com/top-baby-names-2017.htm ) “100 Most Popular Baby Names of 2017” – were also among the most popular at GBMC.
GBMC has averaged more than 4,000 births during the last 10 years, making the hospital the busiest for births in Baltimore and among the top four statewide each of those years.