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Harper and Owen Were Top Baby Names in Decatur, Illinois in 2022


SPRINGFIELD— According to William Shakespeare (from “Othello”), “Good name in man and woman is the immediate jewel of their souls.”
Some names are family names, while others are uniquely named to stand out. Regardless, a name says something about us. Below are the combined top baby boy and baby girl names for deliveries at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital and Decatur Memorial Hospital in 2022.

Girls:
• Harper (8)

Tied for #2:
• Amelia (5)
• Emory (5)
• Aurora (4)

Boys:
• Owen (7)

Tied for #2:
• Kayden (5)
• Hudson (5)

Tied for #3:
• Bentley (4)
• Elijah (4)
• Henry (4)
• Legend (4)
• Maverick (4)
• Oliver (4)
• Warren (4)

These names were part of the combined 1,153 babies delivered by both hospitals in 2022.

The most popular baby names of 2021 were Amelia, which dropped just one spot into a tie for second place in 2022, and Oliver, which fell into a tie with six other popular names.

To learn more about maternity care at Decatur Memorial Hospital visit: https://memorial.health/medical-services/womens-health/maternity-care/.

For more information about the Women and Infants Center at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital, visit https://www.hshs.org/StMarysDecatur/Services/Womens-Health/having-a-baby.

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