Bronson Announces Most Popular Baby Names in 2011

January 05, 2012

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Bronson Methodist Hospital announced that in 2011, 3,330 babies were born at the Bronson BirthPlace, southwest Michigan’s largest and most advanced birthing center. The most popular names of the year for babies born at Bronson were:


2011 Top Boys’ Names


Elijah


Mason


Noah


Benjamin


Lucas


Owen


Carter


Parker


Alexander


Brayden


2011 Top Girls’ Names


Isabella


Addison


Abigail


Emma


Olivia


Sophia


Ava


Madison


Ella


Lillia


In 2010, the top three boys’ names were Noah, Liam and Carter; the top three girls’ names were Olivia, Ava and Sophia. After three years at the top of the list of female baby names, Olivia fell from first to fifth. The new top female name, Isabella, was fourth last year and fifth two years ago. Meanwhile, Addison has moved up from sixth to second.


The most popular names for boys changes frequently. Six of this year’s top ten were not on the list last year. Elijah, the top male baby name in 2011, is new to the list. Last year’s top male name, Noah, dropped to third. Mason moved this year from fourth to second.


In addition to providing birthing services at the Bronson BirthPlace, Bronson Methodist Hospital is southwest Michigan’s only Perinatal Center, providing the highest level of care for women experiencing high-risk pregnancies. For premature or critically ill infants, Bronson provides care in the region’s only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).


Bronson is a member of NACHRI, the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions. This makes it one of a select number of places in the country where infants and children can get the best care possible, from experts in virtually every field of children's medicine. Bronson is one of only six children’s hospitals in Michigan, and the only one in southwest Michigan.


Bronson provides care to all patients, regardless of ability to pay, and  serves the largest percentage of Medicaid patients of any hospital outside of southeast Michigan.


For more information about Bronson or for assistance in finding a healthcare provider who specializes in pregnancy care or pediatrics, call Bronson HealthAnswers at (269) 341-7723 or visit bronsonhealth.com.


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