Adalynn earned the top spot for girls, followed by Emma. Meanwhile, Jackson was the winning moniker for boys by a landslide. Forty-nine baby boys were named variations of Jackson, while the second-place boy name, Liam, occurred only 29 times.
See the lists below for the top 10 names throughout GHS, as well as the trendiest names at each of Geisinger's four hospitals, Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg; Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown; Geisinger Medical Center, Danville; and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp.
Geisinger Health System (all hospitals) - female
Geisinger Health System (all hospitals) - male
Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg - female
Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg - male
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville - female
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville - male
Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown - female
Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown - male
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp. - female
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp. - male
To find these results, we combined different spelling variations of the same sounding name. For example, the ranking for Adalynn also includes variations Adalinn, Adalyn, Addalyn and Addalynn. While Jackson also includes variations such as Jacksen, Jaxon, Jaxson and Jaxxon. Many of the other names on the list include multiple spellings.
In comparison, website BabyCenter.com recently released that the most popular names of 2015 as reported by their subscribers were Sophia for girls and Jackson for boys. The SSA typically releases a list of most popular names based on applications for Social Security numbers later in the year. The most recent listing available from the SSA ranks the most popular names of 2014 as Emma and Mason for Pennsylvania, and Emma and Noah nationwide.
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