• MercyOne announces more than 6,600 births in 2022 and top baby names across the state

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    December 28, 2022
    As we look back on 2022, MercyOne has compiled data on births and the most popular baby names across its Iowa hospitals this year.
    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, which follows recent trends reported by Babycenter.com. Babycenter.com reports Olivia, Emma and Amelia as the top girl names for 2022, and Liam, Noah and Oliver for the top boy names.
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    See the breakdown for MercyOne (location name) of births as well as top boy and girl names:
    MercyOne Central Iowa (Des Moines):
    • Total number of births: 4,100
    • 92 sets of twins and three sets of triplets
    • Top boy names: Liam, Henry, Isaac and Oliver tied for third
    • Top girl names: Olivia, Charlotte, Scarlett
    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 Dubuque Medical Center:
    • Total number of births: 726
    • Nine sets of twins
    • Top boy name: Landon
    • Top girl names: Olivia
    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: 292
    • Three sets of twins
    • Top boy names: Asher
    • Top girl names: Ava, Avery,
    About MercyOne
    MercyOne is a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping people and communities live their best life. MercyOne’s care providers and staff make health the highest priority. The system’s clinics, medical centers, hospitals and affiliates are located throughout the state of Iowa and beyond. Headquartered in central Iowa, MercyOne is a member of Trinity Health (based in Livonia, Michigan) – one of the largest not-for-profit Catholic health care systems in the nation. Learn more at MercyOne.org

    C. Pamela Glennon, Eastern Iowa Communications Lead
    pamela.glennon@mercyhealth.com, (563) 589-8112