MercyOne announces more than 6,600 births in 2022, top baby names in Iowa

(ABC 6 News) – MercyOne released data on Thursday on births and the most popular baby names across its Iowa hospitals in 2022.

In total, MercyOne hospitals across the state celebrated more than 6,600 births, including 115 sets of twins and three sets of triplets.

Most popular baby names vary by region, but Olivia took top spots for girl names in several MercyOne hospitals for 2022, and for boys the most popular names varied.

MercyOne North Iowa (Mason City)

  • Total number of births: 670
  • Top boy names: Oliver, Henry, Jaxon and Hayden tied for third
  • Top girl names: Olivia, Eleanore, Evelyn

MercyOne Central Iowa (Des Moines)

  • Total number of births: 4,100
  • 92 sets of twins and 3 sets of triplets
  • Top boy names: Liam, Henry, Isaac and Oliver tied for third
  • Top girl names: Olivia, Charlotte, Scarlett

MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center

  • Total number of births: 707
  • 9 sets of twins
  • Top boy name: Landon
  • Top girl names: Olivia, Amy

MercyOne Northeast Iowa (Waterloo)

  • Total number of births: 900
  • 11 sets of twins
  • Top boy names: Luke/Lucas, Jackson/Jaxon, Hudson, Grayson/Greyson, Sawyer, Daniel
  • Top girl names: Ellie/Elliana, Maeve, Layla, Remy, Evelyn, Serenity

MercyOne Clinton Medical Center

  • Total number of births: 268
  • 3 sets of twins
  • Popular names: Ava, Asher, Avery, Rowan