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Amelia and Oliver Again Springfield’s Top Baby Names for 2020


Amelia and Oliver held onto to their titles as the most popular boys’ and girls’ names in Springfield for 2020. They were the top favorites for 2019 as well.

Oliver and Levi were tied for top boys’ names in 2019. This year, Levi didn’t even break into the top 10, coming in at 13th.

“We love meeting all of the moms who come to St. John’s for their child’s birth,” said Jessica Gonko, nurse manager of the women and infants center at HSHS St. John’s Hospital. “This past year was very different for moms and dads welcoming a new baby into their lives. We are glad we can be here to help them during this new world we are all navigating.”

A total of 32 baby girls were named Amelia at HSHS St. John’s Hospital and Memorial Medical Center for 2020, while 28 baby boys were bestowed with the name of Oliver.

“While last year presented a very unique challenge as COVID-19 restrictions prevented grandparents, siblings and friends from visiting, our new parents had more time to themselves to bond with their new babies,” said Susan McCarty, one of the nurse managers of Family Maternity Suites, the maternity unit at Memorial Medical Center. “We look forward to when we can safely lift our visitor restrictions.”

Rounding out the top 10 most popular girls’ names at the two hospitals were Emma, 26; Ava, 24; Charlotte, 21; Sophia, 20; Olivia, 20; Harper, 19; Everly, 18; Ella, 14; and Isabella, 12.

The remaining top 10 most popular boys’ names were Benjamin, 26; Noah, Asher and Liam, 22 each; Henry and Hudson, 21 each; Jack, 20; William, 19; and Lincoln, 17.