Published on December 31, 2019

Most popular baby names at Essentia Health in 2019

Owen and Chloe, Chloee take top spots

More than 1,750 babies graced us with their presence in 2019 at the birthplaces of Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Essentia Health-Virginia and Essentia Health-Deer River. And while the names that were given to these little boys and girls varied widely, there was plenty of overlap. Especially for babies named Owen and Chloe or Chloee, the most popular male and female names, respectively. As of Tuesday afternoon, 2019 totals were 1,496 babies born at Essentia Health in Duluth, 206 in Virginia and 59 in Deer River.

According to the Office of Vital Records at the Minnesota Department of Health, the most popular boys and girls names at the three hospitals were:

TOP BABY BOY NAMES
Owen - 16
William - 13
Cooper - 10
Jaxen (1) / Jaxon (6) / Jaxson (3) - 10
Mason - 10
Henry - 9
Benjamin - 8
Emmett (7) / Emmitt (1) - 8
Elijah - 7
Theodore - 7

TOP BABY GIRL NAMES
Chloe (7) / Chloee (1) - 8
Sophia (5) / Sofia (3) - 8
Amelia - 7
Cora - 7
Lucy - 7
Eleanor - 6
Charlotte - 6
Zoey - 6
Audrey - 5
Emma - 5
Mila - 5
Olivia - 5
Riley - 5
Stella - 5
Violet - 5
Ella - 5

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