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Parents are gaga over Jackson and Emma.

Geisinger Health System (GHS) has tabulated the most popular names of the more than 5,000 babies delivered at its hospitals throughout 2016. For the second year, variations of the name Jackson were the top moniker for baby boys. Grayson climbed the crib rails into the top 10 list, overcoming Liam to settle into second place. Olivia crawled up eight spots to tie with Emma for the top girls’ name, bumping Adalynn to the backseat.

Most of the girls’ names are new to our top 10 list, except for family favorites Olivia, Emma and Adalynn. For the boys, Aidan and Gabriel lost their top spots, making room for names like Wyatt and Oliver for the first time.

Below are our top 10 baby names in 2016, as well as the trendiest names at Geisinger hospitals including Holy Spirit Health System, Camp Hill; Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg; Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown; Geisinger Medical Center, Danville; and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp.

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Top 2016 names at Geisinger Health System (all hospitals)

Female
Olivia
Emma
Adalynn
Madison
Charlotte
Harper
Grace
Sophia
Lillian
Amelia
Male
Jackson
Grayson
Liam
Noah
Jacob
Mason
Wyatt
Oliver
Carter
William

Most popular names at each hospital

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg – 294 babies

Female
Evelyn
Morgan
Skylar
Male
Carter
Grayson
Owen

Geisinger–Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown – 508 babies

Harper
Madison
Adalynn
Owen
William
Jackson

Geisinger Medical Center, Danville – 1,795 babies

Olivia
Addalyn
Aubrey
Jackson
Mason
Greyson

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp.- 1,554 babies

Layla
Grace
Emma
Jackson
Noah
Liam

Holy Spirit Health System, Camp Hill – 1,006 babies

Olivia
Emma
Madison
Jacob
Carter
Benjamin
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 2016 as reported by their subscribers were Sophia for girls and — surprise — Jackson for boys.

 

About Geisinger 
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit Geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.